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New Report Examines the Economic Contributions of Working Mothers

New report by Kauffman researchers Emily Fetsch and Alex Krause examines the challenges facing mothers in the workforce.

Labor After Labor: Why Barriers for Working Mothers are Barriers for the Economy

Policymakers, businesses and entrepreneur support organizations can drive policy and cultural changes necessary to fulfill the promise of entrepreneurship for mothers

Investing in Minority Entrepreneurs: An Economic Imperative for the U.S.

American University's Melissa L. Bradley discusses some of the challenges facing minority entrepreneurs, and offers potential solutions to create a more friendly start-up environment for all entrepreneurs.

Women Entrepreneurs Have What it Takes to Grow Post-Conflict Economies

Can strengthening entrepreneurship in post-conflict countries help prevent future violence? And, how are women in post-conflict countries specifically equipped to benefit from entrepreneurship?

Women’s Entrepreneurship Research – What We’re Funding

The Kauffman Foundation put out a call for proposals for research in Women’s Entrepreneurship earlier this year as a part of our New Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative. This post summarizes the research the Foundation chose to fund.

Innovating the Innovation Community: Strategies to Include Women Entrepreneurs

New research paper examines emerging practices to include a diverse set of entrepreneurs (e.g. women and minorities) by entrepreneurship support organizations in St. Louis, and at the same time, identified more demands from entrepreneurs for this purpose.

New SBO Data Shows More Women Engaging in Entrepreneurship

New Census Bureau data on Small Business Owners shows that the share of women-owned businesses in the United States has increased.

Obama Makes Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Permanent

President Barack Obama just signed an executive order that makes the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent part of the federal government. Established by the White House in 2012, the program brings entrepreneurs and other innovators to Washington DC for a 12-month stint to work alongside government employees in improving federal programs.

Entrepreneurs Called to Ignite Economic Growth for Africa and Beyond

Since 2010, when President Barack Obama presided over the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., it has expanded to a global event, subsequently hosted by the governments of Muslim majority nations, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco.

Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Accelerating Growth

Our new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest explores barriers to women entrepreneurs and offers five policy recommendations to address the gender gap.