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Why Are So Few High-Growth Businesses Led By Women? (Infographic)

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The Kauffman Foundation lays out the numbers on just how far women still lag behind men in leading high-growth businesses. 

By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

Though the number of women earning advanced degrees that qualify them to lead high-growth businesses is increasing, men still make up the majority of leaders in growing firms. This infographic from the Kauffman Foundation shows exactly how bad the problem is and compares the proportion of women in computer science and engineering to those in other highly qualified fields like medicine.

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This infographic was originally published on Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Which these stats do you find the most concerning?

head2Jessica Schimm is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has developed a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog Women Who Run San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter @JessicaSchimm.