Women losing out in e-economy

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first_imgWomen are as likely to face sexual discrimination in the technology sectoras they are in more traditional industries, according to an Industrial Societyreport. It shows that despite the success of a few high-profile womene-entrepreneurs in the new economy, men still dominate the investment andfinance community. Dot Bombshell: Women, e-quality and the New Economy, by the IndustrialSociety’s Helen Wilkinson, finds that in the E25 list of most successfulInternet start-ups only three women are listed as founders. Only 1 per cent ofbusiness angels – self-made entrepreneur investors – are women. Wilkinson, founder of a new venture, Genderquake, said, “The huge potentialof the new economy to transform the relationship between gender and wealthcreation is not being realised. “An historic opportunity is in danger of being missed. The talents ofwomen are being neglected by the most vibrant part of the economy.” Wilkinson claims women face a harder time raising financing, have greaterfamily responsibilities and suffer from stereotyping about their abilities. Wilkinson, who highlights the fall in the number of women moving into IT,thinks that if women are given more encouragement and support they will make areal contribution to the economy. Women losing out in e-economyOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more