World’s female entrepreneurs face gender bias from investors
More than a third of female entrepreneurs experience gender bias when trying to raise capital for their business, according to research by HSBC.
In a report published Tuesday, the bank said British and American women experienced the most bias while seeking investment when compared to their international counterparts.
HSBC surveyed more than 1,200 entrepreneurs — just over half of whom were female — across eight countries in North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia between June and July. The wider survey was carried out online, with the bank also conducting in-depth interviews with female business leaders in Europe and Asia.