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More female trailblazers will persuade women to launch businesses, helping the economy and wider society. Smashing the corporate glass ceiling has always been the ultimate goal for ambitious females but many women are now choosing to start their own businesses. Sadly, there are not enough of them—yet. There are more highly qualified women than ever before—in the U.S., females earn 60 percent of master's degrees and 42 percent of MBAs. But at the same time, we're still to make even a small dent in the U.K. corporate world. Only 11 percent of directors in FTSE-100 companies are female. At this rate of progress it will be another 60 years before women in Britain achieve parity on company boards, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.