Schools could do more to help female entrepreneurs, say tech leaders


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September 16th, 2016
Richard Tyler

Richard Tyler, an experienced writer and editor, leads The Sunday Time's Fast Track research and editorial.

Find out how schools can play such an important role in creating entrepreneurial mind-sets and what women in the business community can do to help themselves according to successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Tech Track 100 winners and alumni…
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‘I went to an all-girls school – I had health and beauty lessons on how to put on make-up and I had home economics lessons on how to cook – that doesn’t equip anyone to be an entrepreneur,’ says Melissa Morris, CEO, Network Locum. ‘My brother went to an all-boys school and he definitely didn’t have those lessons. I was very lucky as I learnt from my parents but a lot of people don’t have that.’

What can the government, businesses and schools do to encourage women into becoming entrepreneurs?  Quite a lot more according to the successful entrepreneurs we speak to including Melissa Morris and Tamara Littleton, Founder & CEO, Emoderation.

Watch our film to find out more.

 
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11 of this year’s Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 companies are founded or led by women. We’d like to see this number grow.

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