It is not always tough to find men CEOs as it is tough to find women CEOs. In a recent conference staged at Stanford University, just six female CEO attended. That too the moderator could find them with much difficulty. It is a real shame. But in high-tech entrepreneurship, it seems that a new wave of female entrepreneurship is all set to erase the gender imbalance.
One good example of such women CEOs is Carol Realini. She started a company then sold it, started another public company and now currently is working on a third company. For this, she raised $140 million in five years. According to Realini, the scenario has improved in last 10 years for female entrepreneurs. Nowadays, women are taken seriously and it no longer said that women can’t become CEOs or raise money. Realini, CEO of Obopay, says “The challenge of being a woman CEO is, one, you’ve got to get in the game. So, you have to be willing to try.” She says that it is important to navigate into the world of venture capital in order to learn methods of raising money.
Entrepreneurs need to be smart and follow those who have become successful in their entrepreneurship. People need to ask for and be flexible and compromise with their private life for some length of time.
Challenges are for all – male entrepreneur as well as female entrepreneur. Realini says, “It is not about women. A man’s got the same challenges and a male entrepreneur, a black entrepreneur, a gay entrepreneur, they’re all going to have the same challenges.”
A paper by Oakland venture capitalist Cindy Padnos has revealed that women are positioning themselves as good entrepreneurs. More women are starting companies, making them public and bringing bigger returns to small investors.
This article was submitted by Rohit Arora, co-founder of Biz2Credit. Biz2Credit is a small business marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with financing options and advice to grow their business. Send all questions to