The Female-led Business Owners Defying Convention

Why We Have to Shatter Second Glass Ceiling headline for The West Business article. Feature image Bec Nguyen, Tamara Cook and Katie Liew

Women of colour business owners face a double glass ceiling in the entrepreneurial space and often need to work twice as hard to get twice as far.

Katie Liew, founder of not for-profit social enterprise The Underground Collaborative, also said encouragement and normalisation were crucial first steps to get more culturally diverse women in the small business arena.

She said she would like to see more startup and entrepreneur programs to help women of colour get their foot int he door.

“That way they are equipped with the right tools and confidence and feel encouraged to follow their dreams and passions that aren’t hindered by self-doubt or imposter syndrome they may feel because of race.” Ms Liew said.

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