Starting your own business is taking a major risk.
Just Cakes Bakeshop owner, Raveena Oberoi believes there aren’t more lady entrepreneurs because women are less likely to take major risks than men.
Statistics show that 23 percent of business are owned by women, when another 27 percent are owned by men. And the women who do own business make 58 percent less than men.
“ When I first started, people were like you won’t be successful there. You’re not going to last six months. Six months and you’ll be out. I don’t know if that was because I was young, or because I am South Asian or because there wasn’t an evident man in the kitchen. People just looked at us like we were fluffy. Or people think I am dumb, in a business sense, because I am a woman.” – Raveena Oberoi
Oberoi has a thriving bakery in Surrey. What started as a home business quickly grew to a full store. She has over 17 thousand followers on Instagram and can now support a team of 12. She says her business is a testament of hard work and passion, and her age and gender have nothing to do with any hurdles or successes she has.