Interacting with Entrepreneurs Early on Helps Girls Succeed

Interacting with people with entrepreneurial experience at a young age significantly increases a girl’s likelihood to become an entrepreneur herself later in life, but makes no difference for boys. This is one of the most important conclusions of a working paper by Viola Salvestrini, postdoctoral fellow at Bocconi’s AXA Research lab on Gender Equality, written with Mikkel Mertz of Queen Mary University of London and Rockwool Foundation, and Maddalena Ronchi of Northwestern University.


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