Thursday, December 11, 2014
Why Women's Entrepreneurship Day Is Important
Why it is important
Global Women's Entrepreneurship Day is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week which began in 2007. By identifying one day dedicated to women entrepreneurs, people from across the globe can not only focus on the challenges of female entrepreneurs but also make an important statement to support and empower women entrepreneurs worldwide.
Women have made great strides in becoming business owners. In fact, the Women's Survey Paper estimates that in 2012, over 200 million women were either planning to start or already started their own businesses. But they continue to face problems and challenges.
Finding solutions to problems
One of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs is finding the finances to support their businesses, especially when larger amounts are needed to expand and grow. Another challenge is getting the education and experience needed to start and grow a business. These and other issues are among the important challenges for women business owners that can be targeted and addressed at Global Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
More than 60 countries participated in the first Global Women's Entrepreneurship Day. It is fully expected to grow and include even more countries in the years to follow but, even more importantly, provide crucial information for female entrepreneurs that will help them succeed.
For more information, visit www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/how-has-womens-entreprene_b_6224720.html