October 23, 2014

Infographic: Women. Tech. Entrepreneurship

By: Harrison Kratz with Women 2.0

In 2012, women continue to leave their mark in business in industries around the world. Accompanied by quotes and statistics from leading ladies in tech and entrepreneurship, in this infographic we examine the accomplishments as well as the progress still to be made by women in industries around the world. Rather than having the conversation of having women in the workplace, the conversation has evolved into having women lead teams, companies, and ultimately drive results across the boards.

Key Findings:

  • 40 percent of large companies have no women on their boards
  • Only 5 percent of startups are owned by women.
  • Companies with more equalized gender distribution have 30 percent higher IPO’s.
  •  Women pursuing MBA’s are at an all-time high. Women now make up 1/3 of all MBA candidates.

There is still much work to be done in ensuring that women are being granted the same opportunities to succeed as men, but notable leaders like Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Rachel Sklar, and Sarah Blakely help ignite this discussion and consistently advocate for the advancement of women everywhere.

Women at Work Infographic Via MBA@UNC
Via MBA@UNC MBA Online & Women 2.0

Harrison Kratz.is the Community Manager at MBA@UNC, a new initiative which allows students to receive their MBA online from the University of North Carolina from anywhere around the world. He also sticks to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of the global social good campaign, Tweet Drive. Follow him on Twitter at @KratzPR.

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