Aarti Ramakrishnan on the StrongHer list of 100 global women trailblazers 2024

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Published April 5, 2024   |   

Source: StrongHer

Success and recognition are inevitable for those with an insatiable hunger to achieve. StrongHer Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on financing women-led projects, has published a list of 100 Women Trailblazers who embody this trait. And featured on the list in the founders’ section is Aarti Ramakrishnan, Crayon Data’s Co-Founder. 

According to womendeliver.org:

  • Peace agreements are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women leaders are engaged in its creation and execution
  • Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform the national average

Despite these advantages, only 10% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women, says American Psychological Association. This is precisely what StrongHer wants to change – make way for more women leaders by spotlighting such amazing women leaders.

 Here’s what The StrongHer 100’ report had to say:

Women Entrepreneurs: Making Strides in the Global Economy

Rising Force

Women-owned businesses are burgeoning globally, disrupting industries with innovative solutions. Despite challenges like gender bias and funding limitations, they drive economic growth and wield undeniable influence.

Economic Powerhouse

In the United States alone, women-owned businesses are a significant economic driver, generating over $1.8 trillion annually and employing over 9.2 million individuals. Access to funding is improving, with female-founded startups securing a record-breaking $3.3 billion in venture capital in 2020.

Impact Beyond Profit

Women-led businesses often prioritize social and environmental responsibility. A significant 74% demonstrate a positive social or environmental impact, focusing on sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. This focus transcends financial gain, creating a broader positive societal influence.

Performance and Diversity

Research reveals a link between diverse leadership and financial success, with companies led by women showing a 63% higher return on investment. Inclusivity not only promotes fairness but also boosts economic performance.

The Call to Action

This report celebrates the achievements of trailblazing women founders. It aims to inspire and empower women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and contribute to building a future where diverse and inclusive leadership is the norm in successful businesses.

Want a dose of inspiration? Check out the full list of amazing women here.