Friday, July 02, 2004

Another example of women leaving Corporate America to strike out on their own

I read "Escape From Corporate America" with much interest. It was very well done. I moderated a panel last weekend for the alumni organization of the seven sister schools on women as entrepreneurs. I actually introduced the subject with much of the same data you used in your article regarding the number of women starting companies and access to capital.

What I found interesting was a large portion of the audience (and some of the entrepreneurs on my panel) had all worked in large corporations and were looking for other alternatives. Some had been laid off in the last few years and were doing this out of necessity. Others accepted buyout packages to leave their downsized organizations with an eye to start something on their own. Very few of the women said they would go back to another corporate job.

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