Studies indicate that women are less likely to state a preference for entrepreneurialism than men. With all the brouhaha over whether women can ever really have it all, I decided to put together my thoughts on the top three reasons why I broke rank and decided to pursue an entrepreneurial track in the middle of my MBA, in spite of the uphill battle it can present.
Reason #1 – Building My Own Corporate Vision
So much of job hunting during business school was about “finding the right fit.”
Recruiters consistently stressed the importance of finding candidates that were the “right fit” for the organization while most MBAs spent their time explaining how and why they saw themselves as fitting within that vision.
The difference between interviewing for a job and being your own boss is the power in setting that vision. You aren’t just contributing to a culture and vision or an organizational entity, you are actually building and executing it from the bottom up. No matter how small you are when you start, know this. One day, it will be you who leans across the table and asks someone how they see themselves fitting in to that vision.
Reason #2 – Creating A Wealth-Generating Enterprise
As an entrepreneur, you aren’t just responsible for yourself. You have the potential to be responsible for others. Whether you pursue a business to balance work and family, or to make money, you will begin to touch and impact the prospects of those around you.
At Appguppy, my business partners and I took hundreds of individuals and businesses mobile within days of opening the platform. Additionally, I began hiring my own employees. It can be incredibly stressful to bear this level of responsibility. It is also incredibly enthralling and empowering and allows me to explore practical applications of subjects I spent so much time (and money!) studying.
Reason #3 – Being A Role Model for Female Entrepreneurs of the Future
My business partners and I made a number of sacrifices…
Read full story by Anagha Nadkarni at Forbes