Summary of Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

Looking for the report?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8 Overall

8 Importance

7 Innovation

9 Style

Recommendation

Women are far less likely than men to own businesses, but it doesn’t have to be that way, say analysts at the Boston Consulting Group. In this report, they outline strategies for launching women into entrepreneurship and supporting them once they’ve made the leap. Perhaps the most surprising finding: Support groups that provide social capital yield measurable gains in the growth and survival rates of female-owned businesses. Intriguingly, this concept holds true both in developing and developed nations. getAbstract recommends this engaging report to entrepreneurs and policy makers seeking to close the gender gap in the world economy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How some initiatives are supporting female entrepreneurs and
  • How the “‘Three I’ framework of social capital” can help women business owners start and succeed in business.
 

About the Authors

Maria Blomqvist, Emma Chastain, Brenda Thickett, Shalini Unnikrishnan and Wendy Woods work for the Boston Consulting Group.

 

Summary

In terms of entrepreneurship, the gender gap is broad. Worldwide, women run 40% fewer businesses than men. This gulf matters because business ownership is a tried-and-true way for women to support themselves when they can’t get traditional jobs. Closing the gender gap could create an economic boom: ...

Get the key points from this report in 10 minutes.

For you

Find the right subscription plan for you.

For your company

We help you build a culture of continuous learning.

 or log in

Comment on this summary

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category