Middle East Women Entrepreneurs Take The Lead In The Startup Scene

According to findings by Startup Compass, a data collecting and consulting company focused on start-ups, the global average percentage of internet entrepreneurs who are female is 10%.

In the Middle East, women make up 35% of internet entrepreneurs, with factors such as the ability to work from home and the democratising effect of the internet given as reasons for the higher percentage of female tech entrepreneurs.

The number of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East is likely to grow, including in the least likely. Many firms run by women entrepreneurs deal with what are labelled female issues (weddings, parenting advice, recipes), but even in other types of firm, male colleagues agree that woman tend to trump them in management skills

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