In my observation, I’ve found that there are two overarching categories of female entrepreneurs:
First, you have the ones who, for whatever reason, feel that they must be exclusionary.
Into this category fall the ones who shun the help of men (the vile oppressors!) and even can turn against other women (those catty bitches!) as they claw their way tooth and nail toward a glass ceiling.
On the other side of the spectrum, you have women (and men) who rationalize that they are a part of the world, with a unique perspective to offer. These pragmatists integrate fairly painlessly and fluidly into the tapestry of life, and elevate themselves and others as part of a group rather than working towards individual recognition.
I’m firmly entrenched in the second camp. It’s a much more pleasant place to be.
What’s really unique about this though is that men don’t really have the first group – sure, they get competitive- but they pretty much all live in the second camp too.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-makes-a-female-entrepreneur-different-than-a-male-counterpart
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-16