World’s female entrepreneurs face gender bias from investors

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.

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