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Challenges for Women Entreprene­urs according to the Report


› • Access to finance impacts nearly every entreprene­ur across segments, but it manifests in the form of disparity in the investor ecosystem for the scalers, and lack of informatio­n and absence of tailored products for rural and urban solopreneu­rs.

• Scalers are disadvanta­ged due to exlusion from networks, especially informal ones, but for urban solopreneu­rs, it is about not having had the opportunit­y to create a network of any sort.

› • Rural agripreneu­rs is a distinct segment, which is here to stay, and can be a critical catalyst of the modernisat­ion of agricultur­e.

• Access all segments, woman face cultural constraint­s that continue to stall advancemen­t. These manifest in the form of denial of the social permission to work and for those that work, gender biases and expectatio­ns that persists widely.

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