Will the entrepreneurial role of women become the Net era's greatest casualty?
The dotcom crash hit many businesses hard, but have women entrepreneurs suffered more than their male counterparts? Syl Tang thinks so. "People who once believed in my company now suggest I get a 'girlie job,' such as PR," says Tang, 28, CEO of HipGuide, a multimedia city guide in New York City.
"Women entrepreneurs, despite what financiers may say, are still considered an investment risk," Tang contends. Because of this unspoken sentiment, she believes, women-owned businesses are among the first affected by an economic crunch and the last to get the financing or lines of credit they need.
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