Women are earning more advanced degrees than men and make up a greater percentage of the workforce, so why aren't more women entrepreneurs heading high-growth companies? Women tend to get involved with lifestyle businesses that have more modest growth prospects, writes Lynn-Ann Gries of JumpStart, and they also get less angel investment. But success will breed more success, she writes. "As more women have successes, more women will cycle back and mentor, make connections for future entrepreneurs, creating networks of commercialization and industry partners, tap women for their boards, and invest in female-owned or female-led companies," she writes.

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