Women in Entrepreneurship

New networks and better access to capital can help women entrepreneurs overcome the barriers they have encountered along their entrepreneurial path.

Women's Entrepreneurship Has Potential to Create Tailwind for U.S. Economic Growth

11/19/14 The future of American growth is in the hands of women, says a new Kauffman Foundation study released on Women's Entrepreneurship Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

11/19/14 In 1948, the gap in labor force participation between American men and women was 54 percentage points—only one-third of American women were officially counted as in the labor force.

The Persistent Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship

10/06/14 A couple new studies explore the challenges facing women in the STEM fields and the venture capital industry.


A global not-for-profit organization that propels women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving growth.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership Program

09/16/13 At The Table is an initiative that ensures Latina entrepreneurs, business professionals and leaders have access to necessary resources and skills that propel them forward to higher levels of success and influence.

Infographic: A Rising Tide

05/30/13 "A Rising Tide" details the surge of women entrepreneurs, explains how they approach success and financing, and illuminates their importance in our nation's economic strength.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Open to Networking"

03/19/13 Alana Muller, Author of Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide for Master Networking, talks about the benefits of networking.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "A Rising Tide"

06/27/12 Alicia Robb, Senior Research Fellow, Kauffman Foundation and Co-author, A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms discusses the book.

Infographic: Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers

09/28/11 "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers" explores the reasons behind lower business startup rates among women and proposes actions that would help to realize the promise of female entrepreneurs in escalating the economy.