Women's Entrepreneurship in Latin America: An Exploration of Current Knowledge

Sep 2001
This report intends to introduce the discussion of gender gaps in entrepreneurship development and to explore possible actions that could effectively foster women's entrepreneurship. With this purpose in mind, the authors searched for results of recent fieldwork on women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and found very useful quantitative studies for a limited number of countries that allow us to start the analysis of the existing gender gaps among entrepreneurs. This study focuses on formal women-owned small businesses.