Women’s journeys through entrepreneurship in the tourism industry.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No WomENT DLV-792738.

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In almost all industrialized countries, women are underrepresented in entrepreneurship, and the gender gap is remarkably persistent.

34%

Women constitute 52% of the total European population but only 34.4% of the EU self-employed and 30% of start-up entrepreneurs (Source: European Commisision).

Creativity

Women’s creativity and entrepreneurial potential are an under-exploited source of economic growth and jobs that should be further developed (Source: European Commission).

3%-37%

Women’s TEA (Total Entrepreneurship Activity) vary among countries - gender gap 3% in Germany, Jordan, Italy and France to 37% in Senegal (Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 2017).

ICT

Female TEA concentrates on Wholesale/retail trade (60%), but minority in Information & Communication Technologies. (Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 2017).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No WomENT DLV-792738

“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.”

Kofi Annan

"Women entrepreneurs can drive economic growth."

Lakshmi Puri. UN Women Deputy Executive Director

IT IS NOT
only a problem for women!

We are loosing talent and opportunities for development and growth.