Enterprising ME is a national initiative designed to support and empower women aged 18+ to create self-made career paths in entrepreneurship. The program is funded under the Australian Government’s Women’s Leadership and Development Program, and has been developed in partnership between the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) and 89 Degrees East.

It is a platform designed to inspire women of all stages of life to become self-employed entrepreneurs by providing a platform of inspiration, resources and community. Enterprising ME exists to inspire more women to develop their business ideas and take the leap into turning their idea into reality, closing the entrepreneur gap.

Did you know

For every 1 female entrepreneur in Australia, there are 1.8 male entrepreneurs
Australia could be missing out on a $400B opportunity due to the underrepresentation of women in entrepreneurship
63% of women 40-59 yrs find the idea of running a business appealing
68% of women 18-24 yrs see themselves running a business

The stats

COSBOA and 89 Degrees East have collaborated on two pieces of research into entrepreneurship amongst women. The first focussed on women aged 18-24 years in February and March 2021, while the latest piece completed the picture, understanding the entrepreneurial opportunities for women in their 40s and 50s.

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