The Diverse Careers of Female Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan
An in-depth study of female entrepreneurs in South Asia dives into different entrepreneurial profiles in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Below are five findings.
- Female entrepreneurs in Bangladesh seemed to start their companies at a younger age as compared to India and Pakistan. The author found that Bangladeshi entrepreneurs were typically in their twenties, while Pakistani and Indian female entrepreneurs were typically in their thirties.
- Female entrepreneurs in Bangladesh often have entrepreneurial ambitions in school and choose a business major, while Indian entrepreneurs in the study did not.
- In all three countries, being born and raised in a metropolitan city played a role in the decision to start a business.
- Contrary to popular belief, the study did not find that that women who were first-born children were more likely to become self-employed.
- More than three out of four female entrepreneurs in the study started their businesses after getting married.
Find the full paper from the University of Dhaka’s Institute of Business Administration at this link.
Contributed by Lili Torok.