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Women And Entrepreneurship

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women’s Report was released which describes the activity and contributions of women entrepreneurs across 67 economies around the world. They found that an estimated 126 million women are running new businesses and an additional 98 million are running established businesses.

Not only are these women creating jobs for themselves, but also they employ others, plan to grow and are actively innovating new products and services.

They found that women tend to be more often motivated by necessity than opportunity, have less confidence in perceptions of their capabilities to start a venture and have a higher fear of failure.