At Accenture, we believe in the potential of technology startup founders and entrepreneurs to create change that benefits society. In India, their innovation and creative thinking led to impactful solutions in fintech, edtech, healthtech, enterprise tech and more, and helped boost the economy through job creation and improved life outcomes for many.
However, the gender diversity gap in our tech startup ecosystem continues to hinder overall growth. In a recent Reserve Bank of India (RBI) survey on the Indian startup sector, only 6% of all Indian start-ups is women-only founded. Also, about 70% of startups in the country have less than 20% women in leadership roles. Why do so few female-led companies start, grow, and thrive in the world’s third-biggest startup hub?