GEM 2022/2023 Women’s Entrepreneurship: Challenging Bias and Stereotypes

  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Category: Special Topic Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2023-11-14

There is a significant gender gap in established business ownership, defined as managing a running business for more than 42 months. Nearly one in every three entrepreneurs running established businesses is a woman. For start-up activity, there are .80 women for every 1 man. Globally, women were more likely than men to be solopreneurs (1.47 women solopreneurs for every 1 man). These were among the findings presented in the new GEM 2022/2023 Women’s Entrepreneurship report, entitled Challenging Bias and Stereotypes. Globally, one in six women reported an intention to start a business in the near future. The highest entrepreneurial intention rates were observed in low-income countries, where approximately 28% of women expressed intentions to start a business. The report noted that one in ten women entrepreneurs globally were in the earliest stages of starting a business. Women's startup rates were particularly high in low-income countries and Latin America & Caribbean. Women represent one in four high-growth entrepreneurs globally, with higher proportions in low-income countries and North America.