Female entrepreneurs are smashing it on the pay front! Let’s join in!

Female entrepreneurs earn nearly 17% more than men

It is totally inspiring to read the statistic that female entrepreneurs aren’t just breaking through the glass ceiling, they are smashing it to pieces as they earn nearly 17% more than men in the same position.

The statistic comes from a global survey of more than 2000 clients by Barclays Wealth & Investment Management. It points to women being better able to earn the kind of cash that matches their endeavours in an entrepreneurial environment – where they are mistresses of their own and their business’s destiny – than when they are employees and have to negotiate salaries with their employers.

What better incentive is there to unshackle yourself from years of employment and set yourself up in business? And of course, for us mothers, a benefit of taking a maternity break is having the chance to reassess your career path and a benefit of motherhood is that it can give you the true grit you need to forge a way to work around what is best for you and your family.

If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur you do need to work really hard at it. But the reward is that you have the flexibility to work around family commitments and the ability to set your own rules. No more old boys’ networks, no more working for organisations where the women are the doers, whilst a bunch of men sit on the board.

The ultimate proof that entrepreneurialism is great for women, is the contrast between the statistic of female entrepreneurs earning nearly 17% more than men in the same position, compared with the statistic that women in employment earn on average 15% less than male colleagues.

At a time when many families are having their Child Benefit cut or stopped, and a time when childcare is a huge expense that can take women out of the workplace because they simply can’t afford to work – even if their family really needs the financial security of them being in work – it is heartening and inspiring to know that there are female entrepreneurs out there who aren’t just making ends meet, they are smashing it!

So, to all your fellow women and mothers starting out in business, let’s take 2013 as our chance to smash through the glass ceiling and reach for the stars.

 

  • http://twitter.com/motherwifeme/status/295649298966781955/ @motherwifeme

    Female entrepreneurs are smashing it on the pay front! Let’s join in! http://t.co/sGjayfAL

  • http://twitter.com/motherwifeme/status/295878897059381248/ @motherwifeme

    Ever wanted to set yourself up as an entrepreneur to make your own rules for when you work? Read this delightful news: http://t.co/sGjayfAL

  • http://twitter.com/WAHMweb/status/295896367228932096/ @WAHMweb

    Whatever you call yourself, this is a great stat: http://t.co/BcAkc7HP Female entrepreneurs earn nearly 17% more than men

  • http://cocoapowered.blogspot.co.uk/ Cocoapowered

    Right then, must get off my butt and actually put my plan into action. Now, just need to find some cash to fund it and find some time to do it and somehow get some sleep so brain can concentrate…..oh dear.

    Am determined that 2013 will be the year I really do give it a good shot though.

    Good luck to all of us!

    • mother.wife.me

      You will find a way, it is amazing what can be achieved when you put your mind to it, as I am sure you are more than aware. Go you!

  • http://twitter.com/motherwifeme/status/295956589913972736/ @motherwifeme

    Wavering over starting a business in 2013? Read this, get inspired and set to making your business ROCK! http://t.co/sGjayfAL

  • http://twitter.com/CityGatHeart/status/295998329974833152/ @CityGatHeart

    RT @motherwifeme: Wavering over starting a business in 2013? Read this, get inspired and set to making your business ROCK! http://t.co/sGjayfAL

  • http://twitter.com/motherwifeme/status/296167043261153280/ @motherwifeme

    Reading stats like this one about female entrepreneurs spurs me on to create a successful business of my own: http://t.co/sGjayfAL

  • http://twitter.com/microscooters/status/296241778275790849/ @microscooters

    we couldn’t agree more with @motherwifeme and her ball-breaking post http://t.co/tJPvm4PV

  • http://twitter.com/motherwifeme/status/296266416842211329/ @motherwifeme

    RT @microscooters: we couldn’t agree more with @motherwifeme and her ball-breaking post http://t.co/tJPvm4PV

  • http://twitter.com/Older_Mum Older Mum

    That’s a very positive message! I don’t think I will ever work in an office again – I am trained as a psychotherapist now anyway – but it just shows that  when women put their minds and hearts to a new career where they are calling the shots, how dedicated they are to making it  a success!     

    • http://www.motherwifeme.com/ Luci – mother.wife.me

      I’m with you on that score, the only office I want to work in is my own. I think we have such a strong motivation for doing things our own way, the difficulty is finding the head space sometimes when our kids are younger, but it is so inspiring to read stats like this for a bit of a re-focusing of the mind!

  • http://twitter.com/afieldsomewhere sarah ryman

    GIRL POWER!!!

    • http://www.motherwifeme.com/ Luci – mother.wife.me

      It’s the 90s all over again, bagsy I not be Ginger Spice!!!

  • http://twitter.com/craftsonsea Kate Williams

    What a brilliant, positive post to read! Have just finished my last day in an office due to redundancy. I hate being in an office, I used to be self employed and much preferred that. Really good to think abot refoccussing on what I want to do in future :)

    • http://www.motherwifeme.com/ Luci – mother.wife.me

      Thank you. Sorry to hear about your redundancy, but it sounds like it maybe the catalyst for you to start out on a new and more fulfilling path. Good luck with it all.