Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise Around the World

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 20, 2015 from Brazil
Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise Around the World
Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise Around the World

Women’s entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point.

The question is: Is it just a passing media fad that will soon be a blip on the radar screen, or is it actually a real, fundamental economic force that’s reshaping the world?

I think it’s safe to say that it’s the latter. Women-owned entities in the formal sector represent approximately37 percent of enterprises globally— a market worthy of attention by businesses and policy makers alike.

While aggregated data is often challenging to find, therecent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor(GEM) found 126 million women starting or running businesses, and 98 million operating established (over three and a half years) businesses. That’s 224 million women impacting the global economy — and this survey counts only 67 of the 188 countries recognized by the World Bank.

These entrepreneurs cross the spectrum of micro to high growth — from supporting life to creating wealth. They include hair salon owners, high tech visionaries and everything in between, all making critical economic contributions. Consider three aspects:

Full paper available at http://impactalpha.com/women-entrepreneurs-on-the-rise/

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Olanike
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015

Dear Sister,

You are very much appreciated for your proactiveness in our groups. The many resources and posts you share is exemplary and makes a world of difference.

It is very encouraging to know that the exploits of women in the world of entrepreneurship is not going unnoticed. I hope that women's contributions will continue to attract all the attention and support deserved.

Thank you for always keeping us informed!

Hugs,

Olanike

ma.chona lasaca
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015

Anaisabel, this is a shot-in-the-arm good news for all women entrepreneurs! Policy makers should sit up and take note. Government should find ways to create more support and opportunities to women entrepreneurs.You are right, consumers must be made more aware how their consumption of products from women-led businesses are creating positive impacts.

Maria Chona

Tiffany Purn
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015

Thank you for this!  It is so important to be reminded of real change.  Of the collective of individuals who are finding solutions, creating this change.  And finding their own unique way.  I so appreciate you sharing this inspiration!

Yvette Warren
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 24, 2015

Yes! Anaisabel, we women will continue to celebrate our empowerment through building businesses.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 30, 2015

Glad to hear all that!