Women in Business

Access to and the use of finance in the UK are seen as major barriers preventing more women from developing successful businesses, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

While the research found no evidence that banks deliberately discriminate against women business owners, it does call for changes in the training of bank loan officers, small business advisers and women entrepreneurs.

Researchers looking for more information on this topic could try the networking organisation the Women’s Business Network, the Centre for Women Business Leaders at Cranfield University or the journal Women in Management Review.

Intute: Social Sciences links to more resources on the issues of Women and Employment and Women in Business and Management.