Kelly Becker, who runs engineering firm Schneider Electric's UK and Ireland operations, says twenty years ago she was often the only woman in the room.
Despite the economic gloom, many female entrepreneurs are seeing opportunities during the pandemic.
It may not appear the most auspicious time to start a business. Britain has been in lockdown for five of the past 11 months. The economy shrank almost 10% last year. Unemployment is skyrocketing.
Louise O'Shea is a firm believer that new mums make formidable employees. Like many working parents, the chief executive of price comparison site Confused.com, says lockdown is a challenge, but reckons it might bring benefits in the future.
Have female world leaders been more effective in tackling the coronavirus pandemic than their male counterparts?
The BBC has been cleared of unlawful acts of pay discrimination against women, following an investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).