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In 2016, an estimated 163 million women were starting or running new businesses in 74 economies around the world. In addition, an estimated 111 million were running established businesses. This not only shows the impact of women entrepreneurs across the globe, but highlights their contributions to the growth and well-being of their societies. Women entrepreneurs provide incomes for their families, employment for their communities, and products and services that bring new value to the world around them. This Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women’s Report offers an in-depth view of women who start and run businesses around the world.


©2017 Donna J. Kelley, Benjamin S. Baumer, Candida Brush, Patrica G. Greene, Mahnaz Mahdavi, Mahdi Majbouri Marcia Cole, Monica Dean, René Heavlow, Babson College, Smith College and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)

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