“I don’t give up. I’m definitely meant to be an entrepreneur,” said entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh.
By Karin Kamp (Director of Digital Media, The Story Exchange)
At a time of high levels of youth joblessness – the latest U.S. figures show that the unemployment rate for workers under 25 is over 16% – some are betting that the best chance for finding a job, is creating one.
Over the past month, The Story Exchange has been interviewing young women who have started their own businesses to understand how they’ve came so far, so fast.
What we found is a group who are fearless in the face of uncertainty and simply propel themselves forward without over thinking the obstacles.
By Cheryl Yeoh (Co-Founder & CEO, CityPockets)
“It’s a numbers game. There are far fewer women in tech than men. So anyone genuinely interested in changing the ratio and evening out the balance, has to more than meet women halfway” — Cindy Gallop in No One’s Blaming Anyone on WIMN’s Voices
The gender ratio and gender biases of the start-up community are long-standing topics of contention. But this piece isn’t about why there are so few women in tech, and it’s not about what it’s like being one of the few. Rather, I want to talk about why it even matters.