Business Insider just published results from a study on top schools for women looking to create their own companies and obtain outside funding. Here is the article. The ranking is for the top 10 schools only. Cornell is #9. The rankings are driven by PitchBook data, and you might recall that Cornell had the same ranking for women entrepreneurs raising venture capital described in my September 24th post.
I am delighted that Cornell made the top 10! And I can tell you that from direct experience the number of women directly involved in entrepreneurship pursuits at Cornell has grown incredibly quickly over the past 3 to 5 years. Anecdotal evidence: 4 of the 5 top teams at the Cornell Eship Kickoff event this year were founded by women. The nice thing was that our judges did not even notice this or think much about it until after it was pointed out!! It is just normal here :)).
We have lots of room for improvement, as #9 means that there are, well 8, spots in front of us. Let’s keep improving. And let’s aspire to the day when it is not even noteworthy, but rather just normal and expected.