Female Entrepreneurs

Within the entrepreneurial area women have been underrepresented ever since. All BSR countries show large differences in numbers between male and female entrepreneurs. This strategy program aims attackling this dilemma by providing guidance of how to set free the enormous untapped potential of female entrepreneurs. We examined economic activity rates of women and found out that their economic activity increased in all BSR countries in the last ten years tremendously. Despite this increase women are underrepresented in managerial positions. After analysing the reasons for this difference, we
came up with eight case studies of successful female entrepreneurs. Analysing their cases and connecting their abilities to the previously identified barriers we developed solutions in the area of awareness building, direct support and encouragement of women and specialized training courses in order to attract more women to take a leading role in business transfers.

The Policy Strategy Program for the Female Entrepreneur area can be accessed here (please click on the picture below to download the pdf file)