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Women, Poverty and Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Women, Poverty and Entrepreneurship

    Posted 05-16-2022 10:20
    You are invited to a webinar on "Understanding the Unique Challenges Faced by Low Income and Disadvantaged Female Entrepreneurs" on Thursday, May 26 and sponsored by the Global Partnership for Poverty and Entrepreneurship.  The webinar is free and open to AOM members. To register, go to http://ow.ly/lako50J4cZv

    There is an emerging body of research on poverty and entrepreneurship, and a considerable amount of attention has been devoted to issues surrounding women and entrepreneurship. However, the unique challenges of women entrepreneurs who live in poverty and experience highly adverse circumstances are not as well understood. Yet, women are responsible for a significant proportion of the ventures started by those in poverty. In addition to a severe lack of resources to support their ventures, they can struggle with entrenched gender norms and institutional barriers, overt and subliminal discrimination from a range of different stakeholders, complex family pressures and dynamics, difficulties in achieving some sort of work-life balance, and constraints in establishing business legitimacy, among other issues. A panel of distinguished global researchers will share leading edge perspectives regarding these challenges and how they can be overcome. Differences between a developing and developed economy context will be explored. Priorities will be established for ongoing research needs at the interface between poverty, entrepreneurship and gender.  

    I hope you can join us.


    Michael H. Morris, Ph.D.
    Professor, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
    Editor, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship
    Keough School of Global Affairs
    3169 Jenkins-Nanovic Halls
    University of Notre Dame
    South Bend, Indiana   46556
    Ph.:  574-631-9880