By Shaleta Dunn
The current environment is one of tremendous opportunity for women in the healthcare industry. New technology is shaking up the playing field, opening up opportunities that did not previously exist. Women-owned firms are making huge progress by embracing new technology and addressing previously unmet needs in fields like patient experience, telemedicine and consulting.
In 2016, about a third of all US businesses were owned by women, but only 10 percent of med-tech startups were founded by women. The vast difference can be attributed to a lack of access to capital, generally lower numbers of women in technology and a lack of mentors and sponsors to help them launch a startup company.
Additionally, the significant scale required to make an impact in the healthcare space will always be a tremendous barrier for any entrepreneurs to enter the market place. However there are many things that women-led firms can do to help them succeed.[Read more…] about Can the Future Be Female in Healthcare?