For K. Knight (1967) and Peter Drucker (1970), entrepreneurship is about taking risks. The entrepreneur is a person who is willing to risk his career and financial security to implement an idea, to put his time and capital in a risky business. Another definition of entrepreneurship describes the process of discovery, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities. Thus an entrepreneur can be defined as "someone who acts not according to the resources they currently control, but relentlessly pursues an opportunity" (Jeffry Timmons). Who are the women entrepreneurs? How do they contribute to entrepreneurship business? In this section: Women & entrepreneurship, Projects led by women and Social entrepreneurship.
In partnership with Cartier, the Women’s Forum has created the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards, which rewards women entrepreneurs in initial phase business.
EEC (GHK and Technopolis) was commissioned by DG Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) to carry out an evaluation on policy on the Promotion of Women Innovators and Entrepreneurship. This report presents ...