October 6, 2014 Earlier this summer, PDE checked in on the issue of gender and entrepreneurship when the media debate about female representation on Silicon Valley boards was heating up. The issue is still getting plenty of ink — note this weekend’s editorial in the New York Times calling on the tech industry to take action now — and a couple of new reports start to look a bit deeper. Last week, the SBA Office of Advocacy released a study on the issue of women involved in entrepreneurial activity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. It found that across all STEM fields, female PhDs have lower rates of patenting and entrepreneurship than do male PhDs (5.4 percent versus 7 percent and 15 percent versus 28 percent, respectively) — with the widest gaps in in physics, astronomy and computer science. Read more... http://www.kauffman.org/blogs/policy-dialogue/2014/october/the-persistent-gender-gap-in-entrepreneurship
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