When it comes to business, women are coming on strong in Arizona. Since 2007, the number of female start-ups and women-owned businesses in Arizona has grown by 32.1 percent, compared with 1.7 percent growth among all businesses.
Women are making incredible advances nationally, too. We have seen a record number of diverse women serving in the United States Congress and a record number of women announced their candidacy for president of the United States last year.
But there is one thing that isn’t changing for the 12.3 million women entrepreneurs in the United States who founded companies: Access to capital. For the second year in a row, only 2.2 percent of investor funding went to women-led startups. Despite all of the media coverage and all of the commitments by investors to diversify their portfolios, many continue to miss or ignore opportunities to invest in the next billion-dollar startups that happen to be led by women.
To show potential investors what they’re missing, Trainwest, put together an infographic called “9 Female Start-Ups Changing the World in 2020.”
Despite huge strides in equality, women’s entrepreneurship still lags men’s in all but seven countries in the world. In this guide, researchers look at nine leading female start-ups that are changing the world and inspiring the next wave of women entrepreneurs in 2020.