Global studies demonstrate that women entrepreneurs make significant contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction, not only in developing countries but also in high-income countries. Besides boosting employment, women’s entrepreneurship also supports the diversification of business, stimulating innovation and diversification in management, in production and marketing practices as well as in products and services. The financial crisis has, however, served to heighten inequalities in the EU. This is particularly true in the area of entrepreneurship.
On Thursday March 7th, on the eve of 2019 International Women’s Day, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and guests will take a look at the EU environment for female entrepreneurship, assessing the challenges and vast range of opportunities in today’s economy. With examples from the private sector, the audience will gain an insight into current and future practices in investing in female entrepreneurs in and around the EU.