In a changing world, nothing is moving for women entrepreneurs, or at least not fast enough. This observation comes from the latest Bold by Veuve Clicquot barometer, unveiled last week by Jean-Marc Gallot, CEO of the champagne house, and Carole Bildé, its international communication and marketing director. Indeed, female entrepreneurship is losing momentum in some of the 25 countries where the study was conducted among 49,000 men and women entrepreneurs, or wishing to become one. The France is no exception, and women's momentum for entrepreneurship is waning slightly.
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Only 35% of women aspiring to start their own businesses. In 2021, post-Covid, they were 38%. This rate had then gained ten points, compared to 2019. In detail, however, a note of optimism resonates with French women under 30, more willing to become entrepreneurs (59%) than their elders (46% of 30-49 year olds). But the brakes persist. In all countries, more than half of women entrepreneurs (66% in France) believe that it is more difficult for a woman to become one than for a man. Access to finance remains a problem, and 67% of French women entrepreneurs consider that fundraising is and will be more difficult this year. However, these difficulties do not diminish the motivation of those who plan to start. Few of these French women (41%) think the risks outweigh the final benefits. A sign that women are not lacking in ambition.