Psychology, Purpose, People: How Female Founders Are Building New Ventures

Women wield more economic power and influence in the U.S. today than at any time in history. Women are increasingly starting new businesses and leading corporate, philanthropic, and government organizations. However, the story about women’s achievements is often defined relative to men’s achievement, and much of the discussion is centered on obstacles women face in closing the gender gap. According to PitchBook, female-founded startups raised $10.5 billion in venture funding in 2017—a healthy number but still just a small fraction of the $85 billion raised overall.

Private Credit Outshines Many High-Valuation Stocks, Bonds

Sometimes it pays for investors to find sources of income outside the conventional public channels for fixed income securities. Take private credit, for example. With interest rates at record lows and many publicly traded bonds and stocks approaching historically high valuations, private credit has become increasingly attractive to investors because of its total return prospects, steady income and role in diversification.

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