Women in Entrepreneurship

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

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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.

Six Ways Non-Profit Entrepreneurs are Distinct from “Traditional” Entrepreneurs

03/30/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch highlights differences between non-profit and "traditional" entrepreneurs.

The Gender Stereotypes of Entrepreneurship

03/13/15 Kauffman researchers examine recent work by Sarah Thébaud on gender stereotypes in entrepreneurship.

Why the Lack of Women Leaders is a Problem for Businesses

02/16/15 Kauffman Foundation researcher Emily Fetsch looks at the lack of women leaders in the business, why it is problematic to the business world, and what can be done to fix it.

On Inc: Women Founders Benefit from Crowdfunding

12/19/14 Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation senior fellow, discusses success stories of women who have used crowdfunding, elements to be wary of, and the benefits of crowdfunding for women entrepreneurs, especially those in male-dominated industries.

Customizing Founder: Training Something for Everyone

An Interview with Sheila A. Mixon, Senior Vice President, Greater Cincinnati Urban League.

On Forbes: Casting the Spotlight on Successful Women Entrepreneurs

12/11/14 Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Alicia Robb features recent success stories in Boulder, Colorado, and highlights promising programs that seek to close the large, persistent gender gap in venture capital funding.

Female Entrepreneurs Key to Economic Growth

11/24/14 Women are largely seen as an untapped resource when it comes to driving economic growth -- not just in countries where the basic rights of women are a struggle, but in the United States as well. A new study released by the Kauffman Foundation suggests that accelerating female entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U.S. economy that the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

11/19/14 This new paper suggests that accelerating female entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U.S. economy that the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.

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.