Women business leaders have a tremendous impact on their markets, industries and communities through innovation, job creation and economic growth. However, their contributions are often lost in the prevailing narrative that women are over-represented among the poorest and most vulnerable entrepreneurs globally.
The GEM 2021/2022 Women's Entrepreneurship Report offers analysis of women’s entrepreneurship in 50 countries, 5 global regions and 3 national income levels. It focuses on:
1. Gender differences in rates at various point in the entrepreneurial life cycle, from intentions thru start up activity, new business, established business and business exit;
2. Gender differences in COVID impacts, both positive and negative;
3. Structural inequalities and women’s participation in high potential startups; and
4. Factors in the enabling environment that likely influence gender differences in entrepreneurial activity.
The report launched on 18 November. Watch the recorded webinar to hear the key report findings and analysis from panellists:
- Amanda Elam, Research Fellow at the Diana International Research Institute at Babson College, lead author of the GEM Women's Entrepreneurship Report
- Wendy Teleki, Head of the We-Fi Secretariat
- Wingee Sampaio, Global Program Director for the Cartier Women's Initiative
The session was moderated by Aileen Ionescu-Somers, GEM Executive Director.