Women entrepreneurs and the future of business
Drs. Nupur Kohli
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With growing opportunities an increasing number of women have been breaking out of corporate life and embracing entrepreneurial careers as an alternative to inflexible work practices. Most countries realize the potential contributions Women entrepreneurs make to the nations’ economic growth.
There are several compelling reasons why one should pay attention to women’s businesses. The stats on women entrepreneurs are on their side. You see a tendency of collaboration among women entrepreneurs. Women entrepreneurs bring a new corporate culture with attention to flex time, work share, co-working, distance working etc., they have the perseverance and determination to succeed and above all they create of a women-friendly corporate culture.
In many countries women entrepreneurs are transforming economies for example in Switzerland and Uganda the startup rates by gender are almost equal. They are job creators and innovators.
In Europe even though there are more women than men, female entrepreneurs represent only a third of the self-employed. Creativity and entrepreneurial potential of women are an under-exploited source of economic growth.
With almost 50-50 split in population with an increase in women entrepreneurs number of entrepreneurs in totality will increase giving boost to business sectors.
Dr. Kohli will talk on all of these and explain with examples how women entrepreneurs are transferring economies in different part of the world. What are the new opportunities and challenges. What factors make entrepreneurship a less attractive option for women than for men. Also will come up emergence of women as business owners in economic sectors they have not previously occupied. Is a golden age for women entrepreneurs upcoming and how governments and private enterprises coming for support in funding, mentorship and training?