Breaking the Bank: Women Entrepreneurs & the Need for Capital

Report by Women Impacting Public Policy, 24 June 2015

Recognizing the gender gap in access to capital, a series of policy recommendations are provided to address the underlying issues.

The report suggests changing capital distribution infrastructure through strategies including simplifying intellectual property protections to increase investment in smaller firms, re-thinking the traditional credit score system, developing female fund managers, and providing tax incentives for angel investors.

Strengthening government investment is another area of focus through supporting accelerated commercialization, strengthening loan programs, and providing adequate resources for financing and business counseling through Women’s Business Centres.

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