1. Europe has the lowest early-stage female involvement in entrepreneurship. Lithuania is the “star”! 
  2. Same formal education level and yet different level of confidence between men and women! 
  3. Overall women don’t think they have access to entrepreneurship training. Hungary, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden are the bright exceptions!
  4. Fear of failure prevents more women than men to start a business, especially in Greece and Poland.
  5. Women entrepreneurs are less likely to rely on banks for financial support.
  6. Men are two times more likely to get self-employed than women in the EU (9.9% vs 17.8%). Yet, the gender gap gets smaller in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Austria, Cyprus and Greece.


‘Europe, We Have A Problem!’– 8 Facts About Female Entrepreneurs In The Digital Age, Forbes May 2019

Women in the Digital Age, European Commission, 2018

Policy Brief on Women’s Entrepreneurship, European Commission & OECD, 2016