wX Insights 2020: The Rise of Women STEMpreneurs: A Study on Women Entrepreneurs in STEM in Latin America and the Caribbean
This report summarizes the profiles, needs and challenges of women entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Since the release of IDBs WeGrow 2013, LAC has been witnessing a significant improvement in high-impact women entrepreneurship, with more women entrepreneurs creating and growing companies in STEM areas. The purpose of this report is to identify the main characteristics of women entrepreneurs in STEM fields (STEMpreneurs), and compare them with their non-STEM peers across LAC. The study is based on a region-wide survey of 1,148 responses.