The modern world is fighting for gender equality and the European Commission is devoted to achieve it in various fields, including employment and entrepreneurship. Even though there are more women than men in Europe, female entrepreneurs represent only a third of the self-employed in the EU and this is why the European Commission is working with EU countries to overcome these and encourage more women to start their own companies and overcome difficulties in training, reconciling business and family concerns and access to finance, information and networks for business purposes training.
For so doing, the Commission promotes and supports female entrepreneurship through the Small Business Act and the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. One of the Commission’s main initiatives is to support networking among female entrepreneurs, potential female entrepreneurs, and support organizations.
Through this category we seek to increase the visibility of women in business, recognize their efforts and award them for achieving incredible results while overcoming the gender difficulties.