Women’s entrepreneurship and COVID-19: Ensuring the gap doesn’t grow
Women’s entrepreneurship and COVID-19:
Ensuring the gap doesn’t grow
29 March 2021 16:00 – 17:30 CEST (Paris time) Virtual event (Zoom)
Although women are only about half as likely as men to be involved in starting a business, this gender gap has been slowly closing over the past two decades. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has had uneven impacts across sectors and types of businesses and women entrepreneurs have been disproportionately affected. There is a risk that COVID-19 will undo decades of progress in advancing female entrepreneurship.
This panel discussion will explore questions such as:
Have COVID-19 support measures been effective at reaching and supporting female entrepreneurs?
How can these support measures more effectively reach and support female entrepreneurs?
How should the female entrepreneurship policies post-COVID-19 be different to those of the past?
Ms. Celine Kauffmann, Head of Division, OCED CFE/EST