by Ray Hayes

America has a problem when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace. Some of our favorite actors, musicians, politicians, and analysts, in recent months, have been accused of harassment to such a degree that I wonder just how normal this practice was viewed only a year ago.

In my opinion, this is a huge driving force behind the many obstacles women entrepreneurs face in succeeding in business.  When taking a look at USA Today’s “Tackling the Gender Gap: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive.” report, three main areas are discussed in an effort to assist women entrepreneurs in growth:

  1. Increasing positive role models and mentors for girls and women
  2. Overcoming the gender pay gap for working women
  3. Eliminating unequal access to financial capital for women

In order to make progress in this fight, Senator Jeanne Shaheen said it best, “…The way we make progress is to continue to keep people engaged.”

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