Entrepreneurs, once almost assumed to be men, have seen a rising tide of women join their ranks in recent years. There’s no doubt: This is a woman’s world too. Still, female entrepreneurs continue to face unique challenges—from societal expectations and a lack of respect for others to the burdens they often place on themselves. Check out this discussion from University Herald News on the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, and click through for the complete list and a video.
universityherald.com – It is no doubt that women have made great strides in the world of business over the years. There’s no question about it. The women of today are even up for more challenge, and ready to face major obstacles, and that’s what makes the journey even more exciting. However, even if more female entrepreneurs rise up to the challenges in the market, they face some struggles typically not shared by their male counterparts. Here are some of those struggles and ways to deal with them.
Professional women are still not being taken seriously
According to a 2015 report, 9.4 million businesses all over the world are being owned by women, and yet, female professionals are still not being taken seriously. If you are getting this treatment from someone, the best thing you can do is to realize it’s not about you personally and make sure you still rise up to the challenge. Establish your own network of support group so you don’t need to depend on those kinds of individuals.
Women sell themselves short and fail to give themselves the credit they deserve
Your ability to communicate your accomplishments translates to more success and this is important because when you leverage on your achievements, you are establishing and building your business. So don’t sell yourself short.