Listen to the voice of women and youth entrepreneurs

In all countries women and youth still represent a minority of those that start new firms, are self-employed, or are small business owner-managers.

Youth and Women Entrepreneurship

Women and youth entrepreneurship needs to be addressed for two main reasons. The first reason is that women’s entrepreneurship has been recognised during the last decade as an important untapped source of economic growth. Women and youth entrepreneurs create new jobs for themselves and others and by being different also provide society with different solutions to management, organisation and business problems as well as to the exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. However, they still represent a minority of all entrepreneurs. They are also faced with a number of challenges which needs to be addressed.