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Entrepreneurship and gender-balanced involvement

Who is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards.

Economists have never had a consistent definition of "entrepreneur" or "entrepreneurship" (the word "entrepreneur" comes from the French verb entreprendre, meaning "to undertake"). Though the concept of an entrepreneur existed and was known for centuries, the classical and neoclassical economists left entrepreneurs out of their formal models:

As we all know Gender inequality is part of the world’s sustainable development goals, as years go by the goal is becoming achievable as women are now been recognized, respected and treated equally in the social world. Women tend to balance their economic goals with their other goals such as helping others, contributing to society, or their personal enjoyment, that is why we become a threat to the community because the World fears that it would be taken over by women someday.

In the business world such as entrepreneurship, Normally there shouldn’t be any form our gender biases because a business can be owned by any gender, but yet women as seen as weak and unfit to function because, in the African perceptive, their place is in the house taking care of the kids and their husbands which is wrong because an average woman can handle her career and still run her home, yes we are that strong. 

Even though 50% of the world population is women we still do not owe up to 50% recognition wherever we find ourselves. Women go through a lot of harassment at work, at school, social events and so on. Men are more likely to see themselves capable of being an entrepreneur than a woman, phenomenon beginning with teen boys and girls. There is a great deal of research indicating female entrepreneurs still face prejudices and barriers due to gender and stereotype threat, which can cause women to have a lower entrepreneurial propensity than men. Further, a lack of women role models has been identified as a barrier for women who want to pursue careers that have been nontraditional for women and it is clear that enhancing the presence of role models will play an important part in encouraging female entrepreneurs.

Starting a business is a personal choice and shouldn’t have anything to do with gender, but the world is trying to exclude women from almost everything, but thanks to all the strong women all over the world who fought their rights into what they have become today, the likes of Oprah Winfrey who is successful tv station entrepreneur, and Cher Wang who set up her own mobile technology company (HTC), women in the agricultural world are not left behind, some say it is disgraceful for a woman to clear land or handle a hoe, I am sorry to disappoint you, there shouldn’t be a place where a woman should not function.

I stand to believe that having both genders involved in whatever aspect of life makes a whole difference, instead of measuring strength I think working and partnering together will make the world better. It all starts with me and you, judge less and get to work!

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