Shattering the second glass ceiling: an empirical study on women entrepreneurs in Egypt

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Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Sarah el-Fiky

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze women's entrepreneurship in Egypt by examining their drivers, motives and challenges while applying a gender-lens perspective. This research tries to close the gaps in previous research and determine the impact of systematic gendered policies in empowering women's entrepreneurship and in return, aid in the overall economic growth and development nation-wide. This paper addresses one main question: How can the Egyptian government empower women entrepreneurs through key policy interventions?

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