Women accomplish nearly two-thirds of total work around the world (including household duties), comprise one-third of the formal labor force, but women receive one-tenth of the world's income and own only one-hundredth of the world’s property. Entrepreneurship is a vehicle for advancing the lives of women around the world. This book brings together 49 distinguished entrepreneurship scholars to provide a unique global vision of the wellbeing of women entrepreneurs necessary for fostering sustainable development and inclusive societies.
Although gender inequality is an important issue, solutions leading to gender parity are far from reaching ideal levels in the formal workplace and globally. Meanwhile the number of women involved in entrepreneurship is growing exponentially because there are more opportunities for women to own a business and be their own boss. This offers women the most desirable and flexible working conditions that better align with women’s lifestyles and multiple family responsibilities. However, entrepreneurial activities are demanding and complex; compared to men, women face special challenges that deserve close attention. This book presents research and programs to effectively support women entrepreneurs in reaching levels of wellbeing required to ensure business sustainability and personal prosperity.
Offering a diversity perspectives from around the globe, The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurship is of great interest to academics and practitioners working in teaching and research in disciplines including business management, entrepreneurship, oganizational change, human centered management, human resources, sustainable development, and women’s studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Erik Stam Part 1 The Americas. 1. The multiplier effect of wellbeing of women entrepreneurs. A practical approach and a personal account. 2. Women entrepreneurs: Advancing from quantity to quality to attain wellbeing through business sustainability. 3. Wellbeing, family, support, and health among married women entrepreneurs in the United States. 4. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs in the United States. Common themes and their narratives. 5. Women founders of STEM firms in the United States. Challenges and opportunities to attain business sustainability and wellbeing. 6. The expat entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial ventures and wellbeing of women as ‘Trailing Spouses’. 7. Work, Wellness, and Wellbeing. Women Entrepreneurs Can Be Well While Doing Good. 8. Women in entrepreneurship from failure to wellbeing: Paradox or paradigm? A case study in Chile. 9. Entrepreneurship as therapy. A metaphor among necessity driven women seeking wellbeing by doing and connecting in Chile, . 10. Women in high-growth entrepreneurship and Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 11. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs in rural Cusco, Peru: Success stories and entrepreneurial training. 12. Entrepreneurial Engagement, Empowerment and Wellbeing of Caribbean Women: A Meta-Synthesis. Part 2 Europe. 13. Why women entrepreneurs undertake lower radical growth modalities than do men. The Imprinting phenomenon. 14. Work-family conflicts and satisfaction among Italian women entrepreneurs. 15. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs and relational capital. A case study in Italy. 16. Aspects of work-life balance and wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship. 17. Entrepreneurial Life-Puzzle and Wellbeing: The case of Swedish women entrepreneurs. 18. Women entrepreneurs and wellbeing: An identity perspective. Part 3 Middle East. 19. Grameen Microcredit Model of Social Entrepreneurship: Effect of Wellbeing among Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey. 20. Exploring Degrees of Wellbeing of Women Entrepreneurs in Refugee Settlements: A Personal Account. Part 4 Asia. 21. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs: An Indian perspective. 22. Wellbeing assessment of pull and push women entrepreneurs. The Case of Bangladesh. Part 5 Africa. 23. Exploring wellbeing indicators of women micro entrepreneurs in Zambia. 24. Rethinking Women in Survival Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing in Kenya. 25. Hired Domestic Help: Critical factor in women entrepreneurs’ life and business satisfaction in Sub-Saharan countries. Part 6 Australia. 26. Enhancing wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship in media narrative
Maria-Teresa Lepeley is president and founder of the Global Institute for Quality Education in USA. She is an economist, educator, and entrepreneur.
Katherina Kuschel is a visiting researcher at Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Chile.
Nicholas Beutell is a professor of management, business administration, and health care management at Iona College, USA.
Nicky Pouw is associate professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Emiel L. Eijdenberg is senior lecturer at the James Cook University, Singapore.