If you want to get ahead, start a business

An interesting new survey published in the US this week by the Business Journals, which shares a parent company with BizWomen, makes for great reading for women entrepreneurs around the world. It appears that if you want to get ahead, then start a business. When it comes to income and wealth, it's better to be a female business owner than a woman climbing the corporate ladder. The study was based on a survey of 1,354 owners, partners and C-suite executives (434 of which were women) at companies with between five and 499 employees.The results reveal women owners have considerably higher net worth than their corporate counterparts. Interestingly, the survey also highlighted the fact that 58% of the women surveyed said that the meaning of their work is a higher priority than achieving financial success. Food for thought this morning!