According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the number of female company heads in Russia more than doubled compared to last year. And the number of women who own their own businesses is also growing. It appears Russian women are at the forefront when it comes to going into business on their own.
As much as 89 percent of small businesses in Russia are owned by women. That makes us number one in the world. I was really surprised by these research findings.
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And more info on Women Entrepreneurs: Russian Federation can be found here.
Pictured: Nadezhda Kopytina, Founder and President of the Ledovo Group and also the first in the history of the Russian business winner in the nomination “The Best Businesslady”.
In Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Economy (PDF file), Susanne Jalbert explores the current literature concerning women business owners, explores the role of women entrepreneurs in a global economy, examines how women’s business associations can strengthen women’s position in business and international trade, and explain the missing link in our understanding of economic contributions by female enterprise owners.
Dr. Susanne Jalbert specializes in technical assistance, training, and consulting to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing technical skill training packages, specific training for women’s organizations and the development of training modules. During the last 11 years, Jalbert has traveled, trained, consulted, and lectured in 22 countries. She has a B.A. in management, a master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources at Colorado State University.
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According to the “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2006-2007 National Entrepreneurial Assessment for the United States of America,” conducted by
Babson College and Baruch College, while U.S. entrepreneurship was 50% higher than the average of all other high-income (GEM) countries and equals the rate in low-and middle-income (GEM) countries, there was a large decline in entrepreneurial activity from 12.4% in 2005 to just 9.6% in 2007.
GEM found that minorities exhibit higher rates of entrepreneurship than whites and exhibit the same demographic and motivation patterns as white entrepreneurs in terms of types of businesses, growth expectation, education, and gender.
One of many key U.S. findings:
• Gender differences remain high for both early-stage entrepreneurs and established business entrepreneurs with entrepreneurship rates for males 50% higher than that of females in the U.S.
Read more and access report here.
MBA alumni from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business help young women entrepreneurs in Sichuan (a province in Western China with its capital in Chengdu) generate new forms of livelihood to keep their small communities alive.
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