A woman launching a startup is not the same thing as a man launching a startup. This is a fact Mary McCarthy knew in her heart, which would lead her to co-create the Women’s Small Business Accelerator.
It all started with a realization. After reading a 27-page research paper about the differences between the two sexes when it comes to business, a striking truth hit her: The paper offered nothing new. No new insights, no paths to progress. Just the same information that was already well-known.
“If a man says he wants to start a business, he gets ‘good luck,’” she said.”If a woman says she wants to start a business, she gets, ‘How can you balance your family and a business?’”