For those that haven't already checked it out, I highly recommend taking a look at our new Build Her Up report that discusses the experiences of female small business owners across the U.S.
Through this survey, we found that most women who work for themselves feel like they’re in a better economic situation than if they were working for someone else:
54 percent say they’re less susceptible to the gender pay gap
58 percent say they’re less likely to experience workplace discrimination
70 percent say their potential for career growth is better than if they worked for someone else.
On the other hand, our respondents also revealed the challenges that come with being a self-employed woman in the local services sector; for example, 48 percent of those in traditionally male-dominated industries (i.e., those in which fewer than two-in-five of our respondents identify as female) say they’ve had their expertise questioned on the job because of their gender, compared to only 5 percent of men.
I'd love to hear more stories of what it's been like being a female small business owner - so feel free to share your experiences below.
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