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are an increasingly dynamic force in the business world.They're creating more firms, employing more people and grabbingmore sales. And while some may think this is occurring byhappenstance, one expert believes the reason for the increase inwomen entrepreneurs is not purely economic and social, but alsobiological and historical.

Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University in NewBrunswick, , states in her book, The First Sex: TheNatural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World(Random House), "Men and women emerge from the womb with someinnate tendencies and proclivities bred on the grasslands of Africamillennia ago. The sexes are not the same. Each has some naturaltalents."

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