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Opinion

Female fund managers face 200-year wait to catch up to men

Data shows that investing in women is good for business

| Southeast Asia
Female entrepreneurs in Singapore: women in business continue to be overlooked by traditional venture capital.   © Singapore Press/AP

Tanya Rolfe is the founder of Her Capital. She is based in Singapore.

Women are 51% of the world's population. They open almost 40% of all businesses and receive less than 3% of all venture capital funding. This sentence never ceases to stop me in my tracks whenever I write it, and then continue with the sad follow-up statement that the 3% did not improve for seven years.

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