This is the Female Founders Monitor
Despite their high skills and entrepreneurial ambitions, women are still seriously underrepresented on the executive floors of most companies. The same is true for the startup sector with currently only 16% female founders. The reasons for these disparities are complex, but women clearly have to overcome a whole range of obstacles on their way to the top. This is not only unfair, but also a major problem concerning economic growth.
The goal of the FFM, which has been published since 2018 by the German Startups Association and Google for Startups, is to learn more about female founders, their motives and challenges and to promote the topic publicly. This way, we want to provide new political momentum for empowering women in the tech sector and in business as a whole.
The study is based on the data collected for the German Startup Monitor (DSM) 2019. The DSM is the most comprehensive study of the startup ecosystem in Germany and is conducted annually by the German Startups Association with the support of PwC. With its specific focus on startups and innovative business models, the DSM distinguishes itself from studies on entrepreneurship more generally.