The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index

51 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2015

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Siri A. Terjesen

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH); American University

Ainsley Lloyd

University of Maryland

Date Written: June 18, 2015


The Female Entrepreneurship Index (FEI) seeks to identify which factors enable the flourishing of high potential female entrepreneurs — women who own and operate businesses that are innovative, market expanding, and export-oriented. Through their entrepreneurial activities, high-potential female entrepreneurs improve their own economic welfare, and contribute to the economic and social fabric of society. The FEI’s systematic approach enables cross-country comparison and benchmarking of the gender differentiated conditions that often affect high potential female entrepreneurship development.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship

Suggested Citation

Terjesen, Siri A. and Lloyd, Ainsley, The 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index (June 18, 2015). Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 15-51, Available at SSRN: or

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Ainsley Lloyd

University of Maryland ( email )

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