New St. Louis Group Addressing Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Starting a business has been overwhelmingly a male pursuit, particularly in the St. Louis area, but a new group called Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has formed to address the problem. The group has a long list of goals, from educating high school girls about entrepreneurship to forming a group of women angel investors.

When American Express recently ranked 25 large cities by the clout of their women-owned businesses, St. Louis tied for last place. “If 50 percent of our population does not feel empowered to achieve their entrepreneurial goals and create jobs, that’s an economic issue,” said Jennifer Ehlen, a vice president at Thompson Street Capital Partners and co-founder of the new group.

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