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The influence of financial and social barriers on female entrepreneurs in Twente

Bijker, E.E. (2023) The influence of financial and social barriers on female entrepreneurs in Twente.

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Abstract:Women nowadays still face a lot more difficulties because of their gender, in contrast to their male counterparts. The Gender gap is still influencing women, not only in their personal life but also in their professional life. Female entrepreneurs must face several barriers in order to become established entrepreneurs while their male counterparts don't have to face the same barriers. This research focuses on both the financial and social barrier that female entrepreneurs must overcome. Derived from literature these barriers seemed the hardest and most important to overcome. There were several interviews conducted with female entrepreneurs from Twente to learn about real life experiences with these barriers. Even though already existing literature made it seem that the financial barrier would be a problem, it was not the case for the women that were interviewed for this research. Even though this financial barrier was not as important as thought before it came to mind that these women did have to deal with certain social expectations. These involved not being taken seriously and thus having to work twice as hard to earn your place and having to deal with demeaning comments from male colleagues.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (50645)
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