...and our respondents tend
to be the breadwinners; more than half said they earn more than their partner or spouse.
of female founders said they have suffered depression.
of our respondents
have children. 17% said they don't want children
or are unsure.
Work. Family. Stress. Depression. "Seriously, do you ask male founders this line of questions?" one woman wrote. We do—but women founders were more forthcoming about how they handle the stress and anxiety of running a business, working 40-60 hours a week, having a personal life, and navigating more serious mental illness.
Going to church/
How one of our respondents handles stress and anxiety:
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Founder and CEO of women's networking platform Vina
I don't know how we'll afford to support paid family leave, but I feel ethically obligated to make it happen no matter what.
said their companies provide paid family leave for all employees – despite the high costs for
cite come back
to time with
"I pay myself less
now than I made my first year out of college," one respondent wrote. Still, having her life revolve around her own startup "doesn't feel like a sacrifice, and more of a luxury."