women’s entrepreneurship

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1435

Definition

Women’s entrepreneurship refers to a career option for women of all ages, involving taking up and performing the specific activity of running an enterprise.

Even though there are more women than men in Europe, women entrepreneurs represent only a third of the self-employed in the EU. There are some additional factors (such as reconciling business and family) that make entrepreneurship a less attractive option for women than for men. When establishing and running a business, women also face challenges such as access to finance, access to information, training, and access to networks for business purposes.