Taiwan Ranks 26 in Female Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Taiwan Ranks 26 in Female Entrepreneurship Worldwide
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Women show strengths in motivation, absorbance of technological knowledge and innovation abilities, but lack influence and confidence in starting a business.

The US Global Entrepreneurship and Development research institutions (GEDI) recently published its 2015 annual report, which included a gender-neutral GEI (Global Entrepreneurship Index) and a female-specific FEI (Female Entrepreneurship Index). Taiwan ranked number eight in the GEI and number 26 in the FEI.

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圖片來源:2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index

UDN reports, the report points out through FEI indicators, women show strengths in motivation, absorbance of technological knowledge and innovation abilities, but lack influence and confidence in starting a business. This implies that though women have entrepreneurial abilities, they are unable to show their talent because they are limited by their mindset. Observing GEM statistics, an average of 6.83 out of a hundred Taiwanese female choose to start their own business, which is a bit lower than the 10.15 out of a hundred Taiwanese male.

Luo Yan-lin, founder of Go2, says the idea that men storm into their careers while women seek for stability is still deeply rooted in the hearts of many people and is why most entrepreneurs are men.

But there are still a lot of women entrepreneurs that prove the advantages of femininity in starting a business. For example, the founder of Social Enterprise Insights, Sunny, believes that women are more sensitive to the interaction between people and are more open to share, trust and communicate courteously. This kind of soft relationship is why females are called natural social entrepreneurs.

Translated by Olivia Yang

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