The number of female sole proprietorships grew faster than that of their male counterparts at all levels of business receipts during 1985-2000. Unfortunately, although the growth and growth rates were very strong for women, men’s profits were much higher than in women-owned businesses. This was especially true for businesses larger than $200,000.
Currently, 70 percent of women owned businesses globally do not have access to financial products and services, such as savings accounts and loans. This leads to a global credit gap for women that IFC estimates to be close to $300 billion.
Female real estate agents and brokers constituted the business activity where female sole proprietors were most competitive with their male counterparts in receiving the highest average net income.
Excerpt from – Women Are Simply Better At Real Estate Investing V 1, by Linda Baumgarten