Uncover the latest industry data and insights, impacting women in entrepreneurship, and underpinning programs like Enterprising ME.

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Report #1 – Young women and entrepreneurship

Gender inequality in entrepreneurship and STEM represents a significant missed opportunity for Australia’s economy.

Women are severely underrepresented as entrepreneurs with just one female entrepreneur for every 1.8 males. There is a larger gap between male and female entrepreneurs in Australia than other OECD countries.

Report #2 – The untapped potential of entrepreneurial women

A national research report exploring the enterprising mindset of women in their 40s and 50s.

This research helps to complete a picture on female entrepreneurship that was first formed when 89 Degrees East and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) collaborated on research into entrepreneurship among women aged between 18 and 24 years in 2021.

Report #3 – Independent Evaluation of the Academy for Enterprising Girls and Accelerator for Enterprising Women

Did you know that for every 1.8 male entrepreneurs in Australia there’s only 1 female? If this figure was equal, Australia’s Gross Value Added (GVA) could be $400B higher per year, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

The Accelerator for Enterprising Women program was designed to address this issue head-on. Whilst it’s still early days, we know it’s pushing things in exactly the right direction.

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