Hey Ladies! What’s the score?
A question often raised in the venture capital community is around the lack of women at the forefront of the venture capital headlines. We all assume that since men are hard-wired (testosterone driven) to be bigger risk takers than women, their leadership will result in bigger returns. After all bigger appetite for risk equals bigger possible returns right? Well, it can also result in more strike outs than home runs.
A study by Hedge Fund Research found that, from January 2000 through May 31, 2009, hedge funds run by women delivered nearly double the investment performance of those managed by men. Female managers produced average annual returns of 9%, versus 5.82% for men. (ref: Business Week )
Lotta Alsen opines, “Women don’t start companies for the same reason men do. Women start businesses as an expression of themselves, as a way to balance family and work, and to be able to be their own bosses.” This makes women owned businesses a lot more personal, but is that a bad thing? When it is personal, there is a real passion for success.
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