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Fostering growth oriented female entrepreneurship development in East Asia
Can the conditions be improved to allow for more high potential female entrepreneurs in East Asia? Overwhelmingly the answer is yes! According to the 2014 Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index East Asian countries are concentrated in the ‘moderate ranking’ … Continue reading
Can a Man be President?
In 2000, Tarja Halonen became the first female president of Finland and was reelected 3 times serving a total of 12 years. She was very popular and enjoyed high approval ratings. At the end of her term, some Finnish schoolchildren … Continue reading
The power to dream, start and scale!
Over 100 highly successful female entrepreneurs from around the world converged in Austin Texas this past week for Dell’s DWEN event– a special opportunity for high powered female entrepreneurs to network, share experiences and do business with one another. This … Continue reading
To Barbie or not to Barbie ‘female entrepreneurship’
Mattel has just launched a new version of Barbie as a ‘female entrepreneur’ – accessories include purse, smartphone and tablet. Of course, she is still first and foremost a ‘Barbie’ with her signature idealized female body type -apparently exaggerated to … Continue reading
The tide has shifted
The question is no longer ‘should we’ support female entrepreneurship but ‘what are the best ways’ in which to do this? Recently, a seminar sponsored by IFC/USAID entitled: Mapping Opportunities: Ranking or Binding brought together 3 new innovative tools: 2 … Continue reading
Let’s make it Win/Win for all: Rethinking female tech startups
One of the weakest areas for high potential female entrepreneurship development are the low levels of female startups in the tech sector . In our 17 country Gender-GEDI pilot study sponsored by Dell, the average percentage of female startups in … Continue reading
Social Norms & Female Entrepreneurship Development: Moving towards making the invisible, visible
Social norms impact the general societal support for women as entrepreneurs, which can further affect an individual woman’s decision to take the risk to become an entrepreneur. Social norms also impact women in different ways often affected by their social … Continue reading
The Gender-GEDI is launched!
Here are some links to some recents posts written about the Gender-GEDI launched at Dell’s Women Entrepreneurs Network (DWEN) event on June 5th in Istanbul, Turkey: ‘Dell Launches World’s First Gender-GEDI Female Entrepreneurship Index’ in DailyFinance.com ‘Dell unveils Gender-GEDI at … Continue reading