Women lead as online entrepreneurs
Women born in the 1980s and 1990s display a strong determination to launch Internet businesses and make up the main body of online entrepreneurs, a report has found.
The study by the Alibaba Group also found that 61 percent of female entrepreneurs in online businesses are between 18 and 29, and the average age is 32.6, 15 years younger than that of other female entrepreneurs.
The report said women have characteristics and communication skills that differentiate them from men, giving them an advantage in online business.
“They (women) are more perceptive, flexible and ready to share with others. These are virtues needed in online businesses, which require much interaction with consumers and great attention to consumers’ thinking and experiences,” the report said.
A woman swimmer wears a “facekini’’ to protect from the sun in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Tuesday.