Startup schemes may be booming, but are they any use to women participants? Our columnist hears uncomfortable truths from experienced female founders – and suggests a new focus for nurturing women-led ventures.
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A Rio de Janeiro engineer – whose speedily-designed portable sinks allow workers and homeless people to wash their hands – on raising eyebrows as an all-female construction team and the 'rollercoaster of emotions' under Covid-19.