Getting Funded: How Gender Bias Affects Women Founders

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Illustration of a woman carrying a briefcase stepping over a gap in a staircase with the help of a handJennifer Freitas walked into a bank to secure a business loan. She was only 29 at the time but was in a better financial position than most of her peers: no debt, and enough money in her account to guarantee the loan. Still, she was denied—unless her dad co-signed. 62% of women entrepreneurs report that they experience some form of gender bias during the funding process. Through the stories of Jennifer and other women, we dive into the funding gender gap.


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