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11 Reasons 2015's Outlook For Women Entrepreneurs Is Coming Up Roses

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Oh wow, I didn't realize there are so many men who support women entrepreneurs. 

8.) When men know there is a gender bias, they are more willing to take action.

Advice books, networking groups, and leadership conferences for women are increasingly common but, as Joanne Lipman former deputy managing editor ofThe Wall Street Journal points out in an essay in The Wall Street Journal, that’s only half the equation. Men are an untapped resource in helping women achieve success. Catalyst is talking about the corporate world, but the same holds true in the entrepreneurial world. When men know there is a gender bias, they are more willing to take action.

For those who have been shouting from the roof tops for years that there was a gender imbalance in entrepreneurship, it is probably unbelievable that men haven’t heard their cry before this. But because solid data now exits, media are covering the issue and men are finally listening. NVCA is an example.

Thanks to the ever growing list of men who actively support women entrepreneurs including Brian Cohen, angel investor; Rob Delman, angel investor; Doug Ellenoff of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole; Brad Feld, Foundry Group; Sam Guttmann, BassTech International; Nnamdi Okike, 645 Ventures; Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures; David Rose, angel investor; Barry Schwimmer, the Stamford Innovation Center; David Teten, ff Venture Capital; Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, Babak Yaghmaie of Cooley; and Ed Zimmerman Lowenstein.

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