In venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women. That’s really low. Women make up nearly half of the US workforce. They are majority owners of 36% of small businesses. Of course, VC-financed tech startups are different from the general workforce. Your typical small business is not a future Uber or Facebook. Tech startups imply a science and engineering focus, two fields that are known to be less popular with women.
"Research: The Gender Gap in Startup Success Disappears When Women Fund Women" is from hbr.org, published on July 19, 2016.