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Female entrepreneurs are still working for it.

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This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The numbers are in: Women head 38 percent of U.S. businesses yet receive less than 10 percent of the equity invested in American firms. A National Foundation for Women Owners (NFWBO) study, which surveyed professional, corporate and bank-affiliated investors, as well as , found that firms led by women constituted 9 percent of all institutional deals and received only 2.3 percent of all institutional investment dollars.

VentureOne's quarterly survey of venture-backed companies with women in top found that in the first half of 2000, 6 percent of venture-backed firms had female CEOs.

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