Diane Crump faced numerous naysayers who resented the lifting of the ban on female jockeys in professional horseracing. If anything, they made Ms. Crump want to be a jockey even more. “That’s what happens when you’re told you can’t,” she said.
“One of my instructors told me that those kinds of jobs were not readily available for a black woman. All of my dreams just came down. He said the best thing I could do is focus on becoming a teacher. I thought, ‘That is just not me.’”
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In part female entrepreneurship is on the rise because gender equality efforts in the workplace to address issues like the salary gap and advancement to positions on corporate boards have stalled.