High-Impact Female Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Preliminary Analysis

3 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2015

Date Written: December 8, 2015


According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's 2012 survey, Latin America boasts a high degree of female entrepreneurial activity: 15 percent of working age females are engaged in entrepreneurial startups compared to 19 percent of males. However little is known with regards to the opportunities and constraints for innovative female entrepreneurs with growth-oriented businesses in Latin America. By analysing three case studies from Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia, this paper provides insights into the key areas that need to be improved, presents examples of current programs that are being implemented to reduce gendered impediments and provides recommendations for additional measures.

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Aidis, Ruta, High-Impact Female Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Preliminary Analysis (December 8, 2015). 6th Annual George Washington University (GWU)-International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2700813 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2700813

Ruta Aidis (Contact Author)

George Mason University ( email )

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Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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