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Elizabeth Holmes and the Struggle of Being a Female Entrepreneur

This has been a tough summer for Elizabeth Holmes. She was indicted on federal charges for trying to defraud the investors of Theranos, her “revolutionary” biotech startup. She was forced to step down from her position as CEO, and she now faces up to 20 years in prison. But she’s not the only one paying a steep price for her mistakes — female entrepreneurs around the world have found themselves under intense scrutiny.