Female Entrepreneurs are on the Rise

We’re still seeing the aftermath of the Great Disruption — and one shockwave that continues to ripple through corporate America is the disproportionate number of women who left the workforce during the pandemic.

But where are all these women going?

One movement bubbling under the surface & starting to gain velocity: the rise of the quarantine-born female entrepreneur. Many of those who have left their old jobs aren’t joining the ranks of the unemployed, but rather, the self-employed.

They’re handing in their resignations, empowered to start their own businesses, work for themselves and take control back of their schedules and career trajectories.

Before we dive in, here’s the 101:


Women leaving corporate jobs in droves to become female founders, entrepreneurs & freelancers

Female entrepreneurs by the numbers:

Silver linings of quarantine steering the boom in female entrepreneurship:

More emphasis on maintaining mental health:

We reassessed priorities and how we spend our time:


The Hustle Mentality. We’re once again rewriting our definition of success. It’s no longer about the prize at the top of the climb, but about the rewards of the journey itself.


Here’s how the female entrepreneurship boom leans into the 5 drivers of momentum. Corporate America can apply these lessons to their own businesses to retain talented women.

Best Days Ahead,



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Mike Berland

Momentum Maker, Author of Maximum Momentum, Founder & CEO of Decode_M