Cherie Blair, British barrister and author of Speaking for Myself, discusses the challenges and opportunities associated with being a woman in a male-dominated field at the We Own It Summit in June, 2011. The Summit is a gathering of leaders to explore and enhance women’s participation in high growth entrepreneurship.
I know what you’re thinking: you already have a pretty solid grasp of what sex and gender mean. But bear with me, because it’s the finer points here that make a difference with regard to entrepreneurship. I was recently asked for my thoughts on how to create a movement of women entrepreneurs in the next generation, and gender, not sex, is a key part of my argument.