Women, Entrepreneurship and the Opportunity to Promote Development and Business
This brief provides an overview of the global landscape of women’s entrepreneurship. It aims to demystify the challenges that women face in accessing finance, and it highlights some of the typical challenges regarding capacity building programs targeted at women entrepreneurs. Above all, this brief focuses on potential solutions and enablers by drawing on practical experiences from the public and private sectors in both emerging and developed markets. It concludes that innovative partnerships, particularly when private and public sector entities are involved, are beginning to make a dent, with the potential for large-scale impact. Those who embrace women’s entrepreneurship as an opportunity are likely to reap the rewards in new market opportunities and higher development impact.
Title: Women, Entrepreneurship and the Opportunity to Promote Development and Business
Author(s): Carmen Neithammer
Publisher: The 2013 Brookings Blum Roundtable Policy Briefs