Thursday, 8 February 2018

Women: Europe's under-exploited entrepreneurial potential.

The European economy is reliant on the vibrancy of its SMEs and on the prospects entrepreneurship brings. 

Entrepreneurship is a powerful driver of economic growth and job creation, especially when small companies become big companies.

From that perspective, Europe is not performing as well as the US, and we need more companies scaling up to reap the opportunities offered by globalisation. This is obviously true for businesses run by women.

Women represent a large pool of under-exploited entrepreneurial potential in Europe. On average, women represent fewer than 30 per cent of entrepreneurs in Europe, and this number has remained static over the last decade. Also, when they do start their own business, women tend to have more conservative entrepreneurial ambitions and to have less proclivity to scale up.

By Lowri Evans. 

Full story at The Parliament Magazine.

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