Female Entrepreneurship in the 21 st Century: The Way Forward Conference Tuesday 26 th September 2006 Dublin, Ireland Dinah Bennett Durham Business School UK. Why focus on women?. Economic imperative -“Expanding the involvement of women in
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Female Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century:
The Way Forward Conference
Tuesday 26th September 2006
Durham Business School
Why focus on women?
-“Expanding the involvement of women in
entrepreneurship is critical for long-term economic
-different motivations/ less resources/ longer
significant and rising.
economic development and job creation
more entrepreneurially active than men.
businesses usually 50% higher than women
Women and their assets for business
Idea with a
Plan and Manage
H – Human AssetsN – Natural AssetsS – Social Assets
P – Physical AssetsF – Financial Assets
Women Into the Network
WIN –multi layered activities
Theme - Make Networking Explicit
‘I hate networking’
Mixed Perceptions & Expectations
The banking research as a case study
Assumptions & Impressions
Challenges for effective and trust based
getting to the meeting are high
Business support for women:issues for advisers