Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs
Author: John Smythe,Ruth Saunders
Pages: 302
ISBN: 113833782X
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The comparative numbers between male- and female-led start-ups are stark. Ninety-one per cent of venture capital money continues to fund businesses founded solely by men, with only one per cent of venture capital money invested in businesses founded solely by women. Yet being a female entrepreneur is not the preserve of Wonder Woman. It's for every woman who wants to make it happen. Female Entrepreneurs: The Secrets of Their Success encourages every woman who has dreamt of being an entrepreneur but hasn't yet taken the leap to take the first steps towards realising her dreams - as well as encouraging every woman who has not yet thought about running her own business to consider it. Additionally, it encourages governments and the corporate world to recognise and embrace the huge value that female entrepreneurs bring to society and the economy. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders reveal the secrets of the success of fifty-two female entrepreneurs. They outline wisdom and insights to inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the leap and offer practical advice on what to think about when setting your business up for success as well as when considering whether to scale. They also provide top tips on how to play to women's inherent strengths and avoid the weaknesses women face - as well as how to stay sane and enjoy the journey. This practical, unique guide provides the encouragement, support and motivation any aspiring female entrepreneur could need to make those first steps towards the realisation of their ambitions. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders are both entrepreneurs themselves and regularly advise start-ups on how to launch and scale up for growth.

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Maura McAdam
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781135120566
Available:
Release: 2013-02-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Female entrepreneurship, and, in particular, the contribution of their ventures to aggregate economic activity has gained increasing attention over recent years in terms of theory, practice and policy. This concise book explores how women fit into the contemporary entrepreneurial discourse by recognizing that gender intersects with, and influences, women’s experience of entrepreneurship. The book is novel in that it considers women to be a heterogeneous group and as such acknowledges that ethnicity, culture, class and education will all influence and intersect with female entrepreneurship. As a consequence, it explores issues ranging from theoretical relationships between the constructs of gender and entrepreneurship to more empirical work on how entrepreneurship might act as an empowering change agent for women. In order to address the Euro-US centric assumptions underpinning the influence of gender upon entrepreneurship, a chapter is dedicated to the role of entrepreneurship in empowering Palestine women. This book will be important supplementary reading on entrepreneurship, small business management and women's/gender studies courses - it will prove particularly useful to women moving towards starting their own business as well as postgraduate students researching the topic for the first time.

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation
Author: Dafna Kariv
Pages: 575
ISBN: 9780415896863
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs today. Despite the enormous economic contributions of this group, female entrepreneurship remains under-explored and inadequately covered in academic literature. Female Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation aims to address this gap by shedding light on the unique aspects of female entrepreneurship. Tracing women’s journey along the venture creation process, Kariv’s book: highlights the creatively different ways in which women approach the entrepreneurial enterprise; takes into account different environmental and cultural constraints that impact female entrepreneurship; provides a theoretical framework for the venture creation process that is practical and broadly applicable; includes in-depth case studies drawn from contributors around the world. This book captures the diversity of female entrepreneurship and provides a valuable synthesis of the insights that emerge from the stories of women entrepreneurs around the world. It will be a valuable resource for students of entrepreneurship, as well as professionals.

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century
Author: Jennifer Aston,Catherine Bishop
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9783030334123
Available:
Release: 2020-08-30
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This volume challenges those who see gender inequalities invariably defining and constraining the lives of women. But it also broadens the conversation about the degree to which business is a gender-blind institution, owned and managed by entrepreneurs whose gender identities shape and reflect economic and cultural change." – Mary A. Yeager, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles This is the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond European and trans-Atlantic frameworks to include many other corners of the world. The women in these pages, who made money and business decisions for themselves rather than as employees, ran a wide variety of enterprises, from micro-businesses in the ‘grey market’ to large factories with international reach. They included publicans and farmers, midwives and property developers, milliners and plumbers, pirates and shopkeepers. Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Global Perspective rejects the notion that nineteenth-century women were restricted to the home. Despite a variety of legal and structural restrictions, they found ways to make important but largely unrecognised contributions to economies around the world - many in business. Their impact on the economy and the economy’s impact on them challenge gender historians to think more about business and business historians to think more about gender and create a global history that is inclusive of multiple perspectives. Chapter one of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
Author: V. Ramadani,S. Gërguri-Rashiti,A. Fayolle
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781137444516
Available:
Release: 2015-04-22
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores different topics in the field of female entrepreneurship, such as motivational factors of female entrepreneurs, career perspectives of women, social female enterprises, tourism and hospitality, and emotional and institutional support of female entrepreneurial initiatives in the perspective of different transitional countries.

Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs
Author: John Smythe,Ruth Saunders
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780429808135
Available:
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The comparative numbers between male- and female-led start-ups are stark. Ninety-one per cent of venture capital money continues to fund businesses founded solely by men, with only one per cent of venture capital money invested in businesses founded solely by women. Yet being a female entrepreneur is not the preserve of Wonder Woman. It’s for every woman who wants to make it happen. Female Entrepreneurs: The Secrets of Their Success encourages every woman who has dreamt of being an entrepreneur but hasn’t yet taken the leap to take the first steps towards realising her dreams – as well as encouraging every woman who has not yet thought about running her own business to consider it. Additionally, it encourages governments and the corporate world to recognise and embrace the huge value that female entrepreneurs bring to society and the economy. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders reveal the secrets of the success of fifty-two female entrepreneurs. They outline wisdom and insights to inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the leap and offer practical advice on what to think about when setting your business up for success as well as when considering whether to scale. They also provide top tips on how to play to women’s inherent strengths and avoid the weaknesses women face – as well as how to stay sane and enjoy the journey. This practical, unique guide provides the encouragement, support and motivation any aspiring female entrepreneur could need to make those first steps towards the realisation of their ambitions. John Smythe and Ruth Saunders are both entrepreneurs themselves and regularly advise start-ups on how to launch and scale up for growth.

Feminine Capital

Feminine Capital
Author: Barbara Orser,Catherine Elliott
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780804794312
Available:
Release: 2015-03-25
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today, there are over 200,000,000 women business owners around the world. Many of these entrepreneurs are not doing business as usual, nor are they simply leaning in. Rather, they are tapping into feminine capital—the unique skills and sensibilities that they have cultivated as women—to create enviable successes. Drawing on four decades of award-winning research, Feminine Capital reveals how women are harnessing different approaches to doing business. Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott detail the pillars of feminine capital and offer new insight into the ways that gender can influence entrepreneurial decision-making. They find that leveraging feminine capital can help women to create distinctive brands, build new markets, and drive profits—all while leveling the playing field in business. In doing so, women are changing our social and economic landscape, one venture at a time. Dispelling myths and misperceptions that can undermine women-owned ventures, this book takes a fresh look at how female entrepreneurs can leverage their skills, knowledge, and values. Case studies of women entrepreneurs bring key concepts and lessons to life, while learning aids, diagnostic tools, and checklists help readers to construct innovative business models, refine start-up plans, and hone growth strategies.

Women in Charge Routledge Revivals

Women in Charge  Routledge Revivals
Author: Robert Goffee,Richard Scase
Pages: 10
ISBN: 9781317483816
Available:
Release: 2015-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do women start their own businesses? Is it solely because they are searching for financial success, or for other reasons? On the basis of detailed interviews with a number of women who have started their own businesses, this book, first published in 1985, reveals the significance of factors that are directly related to women’s experiences at home, at work, and in the wider society. The author’s analysis shows how business start-up enables many women, but not all, to achieve forms of economic and social independence that they would not otherwise enjoy. Further, they illustrate ways in which business proprietorship has a wide variety of effects upon individuals, and upon their personal relationships and life styles. They refute the notion of a single entrepreneurial experience and argue that the causes and consequences of business start-up are highly conditioned by the extent to which women are committed to traditionally prescribed roles and to profitability. The findings of this book will have important implications for the formulation of small business policies. It will also be of particular value to those interested in women’s studies and small business management.

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth Century Russia

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth Century Russia
Author: Galina Ulianova
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781317314202
Available:
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development.

Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs

Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs
Author: Jill Bryant
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781927583135
Available:
Release: 2013-09-01
Editor: Second Story Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet ten hard-working and accomplished entrepreneurs from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. These leaders are taking charge, creating new businesses, and holding down top-tier executive positions. From Madam C.J. Walker, who built up her own hair care company in the early 1900s, to Anita Roddick, socially conscious founder of The Body Shop, these ground-breaking women led companies, helped others prosper, and brought about positive change. Entrepreneurs working today include Naina Lal Kidwai, a high-profile investment banker from India, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Susan Mashibe, a Tanzanian aircraft pioneer. Brimming with enthusiasm and full of useful tips, these women teach us to be bold, take charge, and strive for success.

Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China

Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China
Author: Mary Ann Maslak
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781317803287
Available:
Release: 2014-10-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied, pertinent social theories, the book examines profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women in the southern Gansu province of northwestern China. The author explains the multifaceted formula for women's challenges and successes in their business endeavours and goal for financial security. It argues that informal learning is the most important type of education to employ knowledge and skills to earn a living in general, and design and operate small businesses by women in rural areas in particular. The book concludes with an original, timely and necessary model for education that could be utilized by the women in this work; one that positions informal education as the primary conduit for successful entrepreneurial work and combines elements of both formal and non-formal educational principles and practices, thus offering support for the successful operation of women's businesses.

Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India

Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India
Author: Grishma Vijay, Capt. Shekhar Gupta
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781647336868
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Notion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India is a collection of life lessons of successful women from various walks of life from India. It is a perfect guide for upcoming entrepreneurs and for all those who are striving to achieve their goals. It covers successful women entrepreneurs of sectors ranging from the army to the aviation industry, from astrology to accountancy, from blogging to car racing, from management to consulting, to name a few. This book strives to represent the passion, hard work, dedication and immortal spirit of all the women entrepreneurs. It covers the journeys from hardships to reaching heights, from 9-to-5 jobs to being one’s own boss, from being victims of domestic violence to being winners of prestigious awards. Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs of India not only acts as motivation tonic but also as a referral guide for the readers. By showing the difficulties and the challenges faced by these women, it hopes to show through their examples that we must continue our efforts until we taste success.

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Colette Henry,Teresa Nelson,Kate Lewis
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781317744917
Available:
Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks. With contributions from leading and emerging researchers, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship. Reflecting the subject’s growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women’s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship will be an invaluable reference resource.

She Means Business

She Means Business
Author: Carrie Green
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781401953164
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More and more women are starting to feel like there are so many opportunities out there to turn their ideas into a reality, build a successful business, and do what they love. The problem is that they don't really know how to go about it, and so they set off on their entrepreneurial journey and quickly feel out of their depth, overwhelmed, confused, and like they're crazy for even thinking that they could do it. The purpose of this book is to inspire and empower these women to take back control of their mind, their ideas, and businesses, and to provide strategies for them to make it happen. Female entrepreneur Carrie Green will teach you how to- - Learn powerful, but achievable techniques to help you move out of your own way and turn your ideas into a successful business. - Feel inspired, empowered, and fired up, ready to take action on making it happen. - Work on your business and implement important strategies to help you make it a success. This book is full of personal stories, tips, and exercises to inspire you and get you in to action. Honest, realistic and practical, She Means Businessspeaks to today's creative, ambitious and talented generation of female entrepreneurs, as well as those that wish to join their ranks by following their dreams.

African Female Entrepreneurship

African Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Amanobea Boateng
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9783319658469
Available:
Release: 2017-10-11
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contributing to academic discussions on entrepreneurship and gender in Africa, this book provides coverage of recent trends and an exploration of the evolution of female entrepreneurship over time. This innovative new text, written from an African woman’s perspective, fills a gap in the current literature on this topic and places important focus on the role of female entrepreneurship in Africa’s development as a continent. Focussing on key issues such as social feminism and the capability approach, the author addresses the possibility of a potential overlap between social entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship in Africa. Insightful accounts of women from countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Ghana, along with theoretical research into the further development and advancement of female entrepreneurs, make this book an important must-read for those interested in entrepreneurship and gender in Africa.

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Nancy M. Carter,Colette Henry,Barra O. Cinneide,Kate Johnston
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781134228652
Available:
Release: 2006-09-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This informative book is a comprehensive, research-based text on for educators, trainers and policy makers. It provides an insightful analysis into the range of issues facing female entrepreneurs around the world, along with recommendations as to how support agencies, educators and trainers can best respond to the challenge of encouraging more women to get involved in the new business creation. Based on a collection of research papers from international scholars based in the UK, mainland Europe, the USA and Australia, it provides a superbly comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by female entrepreneurs worldwide. With contributors from Sara Carter, Candida Brush, John Watson and Elisabet Ljunggren, the book helps advance the general understanding of female entrepreneurship and helps set a research agenda on how best to promote female owned/led businesses nationally and internationally.

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Nancy M. Carter,Colette Henry,Barra O. Cinneide,Kate Johnston
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781134228669
Available:
Release: 2006-09-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This informative book is a comprehensive, research-based text on for educators, trainers and policy makers. It provides an insightful analysis into the range of issues facing female entrepreneurs around the world, along with recommendations as to how support agencies, educators and trainers can best respond to the challenge of encouraging more women to get involved in the new business creation. Based on a collection of research papers from international scholars based in the UK, mainland Europe, the USA and Australia, it provides a superbly comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by female entrepreneurs worldwide. With contributors from Sara Carter, Candida Brush, John Watson and Elisabet Ljunggren, the book helps advance the general understanding of female entrepreneurship and helps set a research agenda on how best to promote female owned/led businesses nationally and internationally.

Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship
Author: Maura McAdam
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780415678193
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Female entrepreneurship, and, in particular, the contribution of their ventures to aggregate economic activity has gained increasing attention over recent years in terms of theory, practice and policy. This concise book explores how women fit into the contemporary entrepreneurial discourse by recognizing that gender intersects with, and influences, women's experience of entrepreneurship. The book is novel in that it considers women to be a heterogeneous group and as such acknowledges that ethnicity, culture, class and education will all influence and intersect with female entrepreneurship. As a consequence, it explores issues ranging from theoretical relationships between the constructs of gender and entrepreneurship to more empirical work on how entrepreneurship might act as an empowering change agent for women. In order to address the Euro-US centric assumptions underpinning the influence of gender upon entrepreneurship, a chapter is dedicated to the role of entrepreneurship in empowering Palestine women. This book will be important supplementary reading on entrepreneurship, small business management and women's/gender studies courses - it will prove particularly useful to women moving towards starting their own business as well as postgraduate students researching the topic for the first time.

Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia

Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia
Author: Mary Ann Maslak
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781137554833
Available:
Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines policies and practices that relate to the education of female entrepreneurs in China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. Through both textual and interview data, the book reveals the importance of initiatives that structure entrepreneurships for women, and informal learning through networks in a variety of settings which promotes their understandings of business. Part I offers an overview of the formal and informal sectors of the economy and the international development plans related to each. Part II proffers national development plans and business policies related to female entrepreneurship in each of the five countries. Part III provides stakeholders’ perspectives of entrepreneurial learning in each country. Part IV presents conceptual and theoretical models which offer a visual representation of entrepreneurs’ learning process. Finally, Part V grapples with the inclusion of informal learning and networking experiences for female entrepreneurs.

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation
Author: Dafna Kariv
Pages: 580
ISBN: 9781136496080
Available:
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs today. Despite the enormous economic contributions of this group, female entrepreneurship remains under-explored and inadequately covered in academic literature. Female Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation aims to address this gap by shedding light on the unique aspects of female entrepreneurship. Tracing women’s journey along the venture creation process, Kariv’s book: highlights the creatively different ways in which women approach the entrepreneurial enterprise; takes into account different environmental and cultural constraints that impact female entrepreneurship; provides a theoretical framework for the venture creation process that is practical and broadly applicable; includes in-depth case studies drawn from contributors around the world. This book captures the diversity of female entrepreneurship and provides a valuable synthesis of the insights that emerge from the stories of women entrepreneurs around the world. It will be a valuable resource for students of entrepreneurship, as well as professionals.