Why We Need More Women Founders & Here Is What We Are Doing To Make That Happen
Melissa Bayanzadeh of MÉRV: “Become a mentor”
This might be intuitive to you but I think it will be helpful to spell this out. Can you share a few reasons why more women should become founders?
It’s already proven that diverse teams produce the best results, as diversity breeds innovation. I believe this applies to entrepreneurs as well. Women tend to be very creative and they look at tasks and ideas from a new angle, which I think helps greatly in coming up with new and innovative solutions.
It’s also a great feeling to turn your passion into a successful business. I know many inspiring women around me who have wonderful ideas and hobbies that could turn into successful business ideas. I always encourage them to start a side business out of their passion and see where it goes. It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing where you quit your job and start from scratch. It is certainly possible, but not everyone is comfortable doing that. I think they can start slowly and see where the journey takes them.
Ok super. Here is the main question of our interview. Can you please share 5 things that can be done or should be done to help empower more women to become founders? If you can, please share an example or story for each.
- Become a mentor — There are many mentorship programs out there for aspiring female leaders to engage with and learn from female entrepreneurs. Read More...