A recent survey involving women entrepreneurs showed that a startling amount of them had suffered from mental health issues. 130 women entrepreneurs were surveyed, and 95.2% said that they had experienced anxiety in their work.
The survey showed several links between the stress and mental health of female entrepreneurs as they struggled to maintain work-life balance. Often trying to run a successful business while also raising families.
The study stated that “As the economy begins to recover, studies show that women continue to bear a larger burden than men. As they are typically wearing many hats all at once: paid employment, housework, childcare,” reads the study. From funding shortages to imposter syndrome. Female founders encounter hurdles discouraging them from starting, growing, and existing businesses.”
The study showed how the stress of building a business or company from the ground up was much more likely to negatively affect women than men. The survey also showed that of the participating females, 36.6% were affected by depression, while 33.3% had suffered from anxiety.
The study said, “The large majority of investors are men, which has led to a pattern-matching nature in VC. Where the male investors perceive the male-founded companies as the default ‘safe bet,’ and are thus more likely to fall back investing in them.”
The survey uncovered a bunch of hidden truths about the difficulties that female entrepreneurs face.
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