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SXSW Interactive 2015

Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an incredibly tough career path, but female founders can face additional challenges that men may not. From access to certain networks and capital, to overcoming deeply-rooted cultural and societal norms, women may have a disadvantage when trying to get a new company off the ground.

This talk will give first-hand experience and insight into what it takes for female entrepreneurs to build strong and successful companies despite any gender-related challenges that come their way.

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  1. What are some of the challenges women entrepreneurs face that men may not?
  2. Why are there differences between the way men and women entrepreneurs are treated?
  3. What are tools and resources that women may have a harder time taking advantage of?
  4. What are some of the personal skills needed to build a successful start-up?
  5. What are specific challenges you’ve faced as a female entrepreneur and how did you overcome them?


  • Jan Ranade, CEO and Founder, Citybox


Zach Redler, Senior Director, Marketing, Mutual Mobile

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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