What Do East Coast Women Need to Learn About Entrepreneurship?

November 11, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — In a just-published New York Times article, Pamela Ryckman explores whether the most financially successful West Coast women, particularly those in Silicon Valley, are more entrepreneurial than their East Coast counterparts — and, if so, whether something can be done about that disparity.  Deborah Perry Piscione, who raised $5 million from a single female investor to finance her production company and Web site within 18 months of moving from Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, believes West Coast women are in fact more entrepreneurial. She said she was amazed by the “big group of incredible, fearless women” she met once she moved west. Meanwhile, back east, she said, “There are all these women who made tons of money and now are not doing anything with it.”

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