According to a new survey released by financial services firm Edward Jones, women would like to have more entrepreneurial experience on the job.
The survey polled over 1,000 adults and of them, 66% of the female employees say they crave more entrepreneurial experiences at work such as being their own boss, determining their own career path and directly benefiting from the results of their work.
While the survey clearly shows that women are ready to take control of their careers, some are a bit hesitant to actually act on the desire. Only 11% of the women surveyed say they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur from scratch — that is leaving their current jobs to take on the risk of being a small business owner. Some of the reasons given for their initial fears of starting a business include risk of losing savings, lack of support and safety net, losing healthcare and retirement benefits, lack of work-life balance and feeling isolated.
A massive 32% say they would feel more confident in starting their own businesses if they had the support of a large company providing a solid infrastructure and training.