By reshaping the women entrepreneurship support, we can improve the prospects for the future generations of women entrepreneurs and contribute to a balanced and more inclusive European economy.

This policy brief summarizes the findings of the WEgate thematic group on women’s entrepreneurship policy. It highlights the key challenges and recommendations for policymaking in four areas: gender mainstreaming, evidence-based policymaking, finance & funding for women entrepreneurs, and stakeholders’ engagement in policy development. For each policy area, a set of recommendations is being proposed, targeting policymakers at both the European and national levels.

One of the aims of WEgate is to increase the visibility of women entrepreneurs and to promote discussion on important topics for improving the conditions for women’s entrepreneurship development. For addressing key areas of interest of women’s entrepreneurship development, dedicated WEgate Thematic groups (TGs) are formed as ad-hoc groups within the WEgate Community. The first WEgate TG is dedicated to Women Entrepreneurship policies and programmes, analysing the public policy challenges for better support of the European women entrepreneurs. As a result of this group, the policy brief ‘’Toward strategic policy framework form women entrepreneurship’’ was created.

Read the policy brief with recommendations here.