There Are 114 Percent More Women Entrepreneurs Than 20 Years Ago and It’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing
Women often start businesses out of necessity.
A 2017 report from the National Women’s Business Council uses the term “necessity entrepreneurship” to explain what’s happening among women business owners.
Typically, that term describes people who start businesses out of economic need — but the NWBC proposes expanding the definition to include non-economic factors as well. Based on interviews with women business owners, the report highlights workplace discrimination and the fact that childrearing and household management typically fall to women.