04/10/2012 12:13 pm ET

Why Women Continue to Lag Behind Men In The Startup Community -- And What We Can Do About It

Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America.

We now make up 46% of the workforce and over 50% of college graduates, yet when we look at the number of women pursuing high-growth startups, there still exists a very apparent gap in numbers.

According to an article published by the Kauffman Foundation earlier last year, women only make up 35% of startup business owners.

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