The rapid growth of women’s entrepreneurship over the past decade speaks to the power of free enterprise. The opportunities for women to strike out on their own have grown exponentially because of technology. Digital e-commerce, search, and social media platforms make it possible for small businesses to find customers worldwide, promote their products and services at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing avenues, and fill orders quickly.
Yet some criticize the tech companies that create the infrastructure, which so many entrepreneurs depend upon, as being anticompetitive. How can entrepreneurship be thriving even as Big Tech is allegedly quashing competition? What is the standard for breaches of antitrust law? What reforms are Congress proposing and what are the unintended consequences of these efforts on customers and small businesses?
The Center for Economic Opportunity at IWF hosted a discussion on these very questions, moderated by senior policy analyst Carrie Sheffield. Joining the discussion were Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director of Digital Liberty, and Jennifer Huddleston, policy counsel at Net Choice.
Watch the recording here: