Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs
The Secrets of Their Success

by John Smythe,Ruth Saunders

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781138337824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The comparative numbers between male- and female-led start-ups are stark. Ninety-one per cent of venture capital money continues to fund businesses founded solely by men, with only one per cent of venture capital money invested in businesses founded solely by women. Yet being a female entrepreneur is not the preserve of Wonder Woman. It's for every woman who wants to make it happen. Female Entrepreneurs: The Secrets of Their Success encourages every woman who has dreamt of being an entrepreneur but hasn't yet taken the leap to take the first steps towards realising her dreams - as well as encouraging every woman who has not yet thought about running her own business to consider it. Additionally, it encourages governments and the corporate world to recognise and embrace the huge value that female entrepreneurs bring to society and the economy. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders reveal the secrets of the success of fifty-two female entrepreneurs. They outline wisdom and insights to inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the leap and offer practical advice on what to think about when setting your business up for success as well as when considering whether to scale. They also provide top tips on how to play to women's inherent strengths and avoid the weaknesses women face - as well as how to stay sane and enjoy the journey. This practical, unique guide provides the encouragement, support and motivation any aspiring female entrepreneur could need to make those first steps towards the realisation of their ambitions. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders are both entrepreneurs themselves and regularly advise start-ups on how to launch and scale up for growth.

Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs
The Secrets of Their Success

by John Smythe,Ruth Saunders

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0429808135
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The comparative numbers between male- and female-led start-ups are stark. Ninety-one per cent of venture capital money continues to fund businesses founded solely by men, with only one per cent of venture capital money invested in businesses founded solely by women. Yet being a female entrepreneur is not the preserve of Wonder Woman. It’s for every woman who wants to make it happen. Female Entrepreneurs: The Secrets of Their Success encourages every woman who has dreamt of being an entrepreneur but hasn’t yet taken the leap to take the first steps towards realising her dreams – as well as encouraging every woman who has not yet thought about running her own business to consider it. Additionally, it encourages governments and the corporate world to recognise and embrace the huge value that female entrepreneurs bring to society and the economy. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders reveal the secrets of the success of fifty-two female entrepreneurs. They outline wisdom and insights to inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the leap and offer practical advice on what to think about when setting your business up for success as well as when considering whether to scale. They also provide top tips on how to play to women’s inherent strengths and avoid the weaknesses women face – as well as how to stay sane and enjoy the journey. This practical, unique guide provides the encouragement, support and motivation any aspiring female entrepreneur could need to make those first steps towards the realisation of their ambitions. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders are both entrepreneurs themselves and regularly advise start-ups on how to launch and scale up for growth.

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century
A Global Perspective

by Jennifer Aston,Catherine Bishop

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-08-30
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 3030334120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This volume challenges those who see gender inequalities invariably defining and constraining the lives of women. But it also broadens the conversation about the degree to which business is a gender-blind institution, owned and managed by entrepreneurs whose gender identities shape and reflect economic and cultural change." – Mary A. Yeager, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles This is the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond European and trans-Atlantic frameworks to include many other corners of the world. The women in these pages, who made money and business decisions for themselves rather than as employees, ran a wide variety of enterprises, from micro-businesses in the ‘grey market’ to large factories with international reach. They included publicans and farmers, midwives and property developers, milliners and plumbers, pirates and shopkeepers. Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Global Perspective rejects the notion that nineteenth-century women were restricted to the home. Despite a variety of legal and structural restrictions, they found ways to make important but largely unrecognised contributions to economies around the world - many in business. Their impact on the economy and the economy’s impact on them challenge gender historians to think more about business and business historians to think more about gender and create a global history that is inclusive of multiple perspectives. Chapter one of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia
A Book

by Galina Ulianova

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1317314204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development.

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship
A Book

by Maura McAdam

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0415678196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Female entrepreneurship, and, in particular, the contribution of their ventures to aggregate economic activity has gained increasing attention over recent years in terms of theory, practice and policy. This concise book explores how women fit into the contemporary entrepreneurial discourse by recognizing that gender intersects with, and influences, women's experience of entrepreneurship. The book is novel in that it considers women to be a heterogeneous group and as such acknowledges that ethnicity, culture, class and education will all influence and intersect with female entrepreneurship. As a consequence, it explores issues ranging from theoretical relationships between the constructs of gender and entrepreneurship to more empirical work on how entrepreneurship might act as an empowering change agent for women. In order to address the Euro-US centric assumptions underpinning the influence of gender upon entrepreneurship, a chapter is dedicated to the role of entrepreneurship in empowering Palestine women. This book will be important supplementary reading on entrepreneurship, small business management and women's/gender studies courses - it will prove particularly useful to women moving towards starting their own business as well as postgraduate students researching the topic for the first time.

Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China

Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China
A multitheoretical and multidimensional analysis of successful businesswomen's everyday lives

by Mary Ann Maslak

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-10-17
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1317803280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied, pertinent social theories, the book examines profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women in the southern Gansu province of northwestern China. The author explains the multifaceted formula for women's challenges and successes in their business endeavours and goal for financial security. It argues that informal learning is the most important type of education to employ knowledge and skills to earn a living in general, and design and operate small businesses by women in rural areas in particular. The book concludes with an original, timely and necessary model for education that could be utilized by the women in this work; one that positions informal education as the primary conduit for successful entrepreneurial work and combines elements of both formal and non-formal educational principles and practices, thus offering support for the successful operation of women's businesses.

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs
People, Processes, and Global Trends

by Jeanne Halladay Coughlin,Andrew R. Thomas

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9781567204629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nearly 40% of all U.S. businesses are women-owned, and by 2025 the Census Bureau projects it will rise to 55%. The trend is new, dating back just to the 1980s, but its impact is already felt. Not only are women achieving empowerment and bettering their lives in many different ways, but the beneficial affect on the economic well-being of the entire country is also clear. Coughlin examines the fundamental problems that face women entrepreneurs globally; identifies, documents, and explains how they cope with and solve them; profiles the more successful entrepreneurs today and explains how they got where they are; and delineates the traits of the successful entrepreneur. Research-based, well written, with a useful list of organizations that offer help to owners and prospective owners of new businesses, plus real life accounts that get to the heart of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur, Coughlin's book is welcome, necessary reading for anyone fascinated by business--and eager to create a business of one's own.

Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India

Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India
A Book

by Grishma Vijay, Capt. Shekhar Gupta

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1647336864
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India is a collection of life lessons of successful women from various walks of life from India. It is a perfect guide for upcoming entrepreneurs and for all those who are striving to achieve their goals. It covers successful women entrepreneurs of sectors ranging from the army to the aviation industry, from astrology to accountancy, from blogging to car racing, from management to consulting, to name a few. This book strives to represent the passion, hard work, dedication and immortal spirit of all the women entrepreneurs. It covers the journeys from hardships to reaching heights, from 9-to-5 jobs to being one’s own boss, from being victims of domestic violence to being winners of prestigious awards. Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India not only acts as motivation tonic but also as a referral guide for the readers. By showing the difficulties and the challenges faced by these women, it hopes to show through their examples that we must continue our efforts until we taste success.

New Perspectives on Women Entrepreneurs

New Perspectives on Women Entrepreneurs
A Book

by John E. Butler

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2003-08-01
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 1607527014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Making of Women Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

The Making of Women Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong
A Book

by Priscilla Pue Ho Chu

  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 2003-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9622096425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a detailed account of Chinese industrial entrepreneurs, and describes and explains the phenomena of women entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. It addresses two main issues: first, the characteristics of Chinese entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs; second, the factors that constitute the making of Chinese women entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. From in-depth personal interviews, Priscilla Chu examines the entrepreneur as a person, and as a member of family, organization and society. Having thus established the characteristic features of Chinese entrepreneurship in general, and female entrepreneurship in particular, the author builds a model to summarize the making of female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, a model which is significantly different from that for male and Western counterparts. The study analyses the distinct Chinese entrepreneurship in relation to familism, Chinese work ethics, family and organizational conditions, and societal and cultural contexts.

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship
A Book

by Colette Henry,Teresa Nelson,Kate Lewis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1317744918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks. With contributions from leading and emerging researchers, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship. Reflecting the subject’s growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women’s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship will be an invaluable reference resource.

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation
An International Overview

by Dafna Kariv

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 041589686X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs today. Despite the enormous economic contributions of this group, female entrepreneurship remains under-explored and inadequately covered in academic literature. Female Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation aims to address this gap by shedding light on the unique aspects of female entrepreneurship. Tracing women’s journey along the venture creation process, Kariv’s book: highlights the creatively different ways in which women approach the entrepreneurial enterprise; takes into account different environmental and cultural constraints that impact female entrepreneurship; provides a theoretical framework for the venture creation process that is practical and broadly applicable; includes in-depth case studies drawn from contributors around the world. This book captures the diversity of female entrepreneurship and provides a valuable synthesis of the insights that emerge from the stories of women entrepreneurs around the world. It will be a valuable resource for students of entrepreneurship, as well as professionals.

Examining the Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies

Examining the Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies
A Book

by Chitakunye, David,Takhar, Amandeep

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2018-05-11
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 1522551131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Entrepreneurship has seen an influx of industry-leading women. With this shift, women are now impacting a mainly male-dominated field and face ongoing challenges within this domain. Examining the Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies is a critical scholarly resource that examines the influence and impact of women entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as women empowerment, financial management strategies, and discriminatory practices, this book is a vital resource for business managers, organizational leaders, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on women-related issues in different types of work communities and environments.

Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs and Their Businesses

Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs and Their Businesses
A Global Research Perspective

by C. G. Brush,Candida G. Brush

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 184542994X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The female entrepreneurship researchers community has to thank these women for their brilliant work in reviewing, revising and selecting the best papers from the second Diana International Conference that were finally edited for this volume. . . the book is a good compendium of female entrepreneurship circumstances in different countries that focuses specifically on the explanation as to why gender plays a role in the number of ventures started by women and why they are in general smaller and less growth-oriented. Manuela Pardo-del-Val, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal . . . this edited text draws upon a range of international contributors to present a comparative overview of challenges facing female entrepreneurs seeking to grow their firms. . . this is an interesting book that makes a welcome contribution to contemporary debate. Susan Marlow, International Small Business Journal The data and information presented in this work will be of particular interest to students and scholars of entrepreneurship or labor and women s studies. Recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. E.P. Hoffman, Choice Enterprising new firms drive economic growth, and women around the world are important contributors to that growth. As entrepreneurs, they seize opportunities, develop and deliver new goods and services and, in the process, create wealth for themselves, their families, communities, and countries. This volume explores the role women entrepreneurs play in this economic progress, highlighting the challenges they encounter in launching and growing their businesses, and providing detailed studies of how their experiences vary from country to country. Statistics show that businesses owned by women tend to remain smaller than those owned by men, whether measured by the number of employees or by the size of revenues. Because women-led firms fail to grow as robustly, the opportunities to innovate and expand are limited, as are the rewards. Based on recent studies that examine the links between entrepreneurial supply and demand issues, this volume provides insights into how women around the world are addressing the challenges of entrepreneurial growth. The first set of chapters consists of country overviews and provides discussions of the state of women growing businesses. The second set of chapters describes research projects under way in different countries and explores more focused topics under the umbrella of women business owners and business growth. The volume concludes with an agenda and projects for future research. Academics and policymakers will gain a greater understanding of women s entrepreneurial behaviors and outcomes through this path-breaking volume. Those who support women through education and training, policymaking, or providing entrepreneurial resources will also find the volume of great practical interest.

Go-to-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

Go-to-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs
Creating and Exploring Success

by Victoria L. Crittenden

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-06
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1789732913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection brings together leading scholars and practitioners with a variety of interests as related to women entrepreneurs. Taking a unique scholarly-practice approach, Crittenden builds an enticing story around several key variables that influence go-to-market strategies for women entrepreneurs.

Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs
The Economic and Social Impact of a Global Phenomenon

by Daphne Halkias,Paul Thurman,Sylva Caracatsanis,Nicholas Harkiolakis

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2016-04-15
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1317136063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A third of the world's entrepreneurial activity is driven by women. With the mass movement of people now commonplace, the role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities has become an increasingly important component of the world economy, its productivity, and the struggle against poverty. Throwing light on the dynamics of entrepreneurship generally, and on immigrant and female entrepreneurship in particular, the global Female Immigrant Entrepreneurship (FIE) project is a huge and exciting research undertaking. Written by the project's team of researchers based in prestigious business schools and universities on almost every continent, this important book begins the process of discovering why and how female driven business start-ups often seem to spontaneously emerge in adverse environments. Is it randomness, luck, or chance that determine success or failure, or vital critical forces and the inherent qualities of the women involved? The research emerging from the FIE project points to answers to questions about the integration of immigrant communities, their interaction with host economic and business environments, and the role of women in that interaction. With findings from more than fifteen countries, from the USA with some of the world's oldest and largest immigrant communities, to African countries that are the newest destination for Asian migrants, this book will help inform social and economic policy in communities and countries searching for prosperity. More than that, the book offers policy makers, business leaders, and those concerned with business development the chance to uncover some of the mystery around the complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship itself.

The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
A Book

by Shahamak Rezaei,Jizhen Li,Shayegheh Ashourizadeh,Veland Ramadani,Shqipe Gërguri-Rashiti

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2021-06-16
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1800713266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies examines women's role in entrepreneurial practices in a range of developing countries and applies unique strategic contextual frameworks to analyse, interpret and understand individual processes, themes and issues.

A Psychological Typology of Successful Entrepreneurs

A Psychological Typology of Successful Entrepreneurs
A Book

by John B. Miner

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781567201154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A report on significant research that settles the question: Can psychological factors effectively predict entrepreneurial performance? (They can--but that is only half the answer.)

Female Entrepreneurship and its Factors of Influence

Female Entrepreneurship and its Factors of Influence
A Book

by Melanie Keller

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2015-07-23
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 3668020914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, Management Center Innsbruck, language: English, abstract: This paper starts with a definition of the term entrepreneurship and its relation to eco-nomic development in the second section. The third section is concerned with the elab-oration of women’s motives and intentions as well as the challenges and constraints affecting their decision to engage in entrepreneurial activity. The penultimate section deals with the influence of macro-environmental factors on the emergence of women-owned enterprises. Finally, the last section discusses and summarizes the results. Due to the fact that entrepreneurship includes a huge variety of activities and undergoes constant change, many definitions are existent. Thus, entrepreneurship is nowadays seen as a dynamic process requiring energy and passion towards new ideas and crea-tive solutions. Entrepreneurs are supposed to take risks, while simultaneously identifying opportunities . However, not every entrepreneur has the possibility to recognize opportunities, as his or her entry into entrepreneurship is strongly depend-ent on the surrounding environment. Some entrepreneurs are indeed able to “respond to a perceived market opportunity. Others are forced into starting a business due to unfa-vorable circumstances” . Unfavorable circumstances are, for example, the unavailability of “appropriate paid employment in recessionary economic conditions”.

Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs
Developing Leadership for Success

by Sandra J. Wells

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 1135658218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.