The Capital Gender Gap

Despite the health and proliferation of female-owned businesses, women use less commercial credit. A Wells Fargo exec discusses why

Although they have made tremendous progress over the past decade, female entrepreneurs continue to lag behind in a key area: raising capital. While businesses owned by women have made gains in both credit and equity financing, they still use less commercial credit than their male-owned counterparts, and rely more on business earnings as their primary funding source, according to "Access to Capital: Where We've Been, Where We're Going," a study from the Center for Women's Business Research in Washington, D.C.

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