08.06.2015 | 
Society
BUSINESSWOMEN OF GYUMRI MAKE ONLY 25 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESSMEN IN THIS REGION
BUSINESSWOMEN OF GYUMRI MAKE ONLY 25 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESSMEN IN THIS REGION
The results of the research “The gender gap in the field of entrepreneurship: a study in the Shirak region” were presented.

On June 5 YSU Centre for Leadership and Gender Studies hosted the presentation of the above mentioned research.

 

The speaker was the co-author of the study, Chairman of the Gyumri NGO “Women’s Domain” Karine Mkrtchyan. Zara Aghayan and Ani Harutyunyan from the CLGS have also participated in this research.

 

The purpose of this study was to explore the gender issues in the field of entrepreneurship in this region by analyzing internal and external factors affecting women entrepreneurs.

 

The speaker noted that only 25% of entrepreneurs in Shirak region are women.

 

Karine Mkrtchyan highlighted the contradictory picture of the credit facilities obtained during the study. In one case, women were considered incompetent to conduct business, on the other hand, joined the conscientious borrowers ranks.

 

As factors which can cause obstacles in this matter we should note about  the status of women in family, society’s perception, lack of resources, lack of time, lack of self-confidence and family dependence, lack of business relations, as well as the existence of corruption and lack of experience.

 

However, the main part of the survey participants (83.3%) said they have had the support and assistance of relatives and family members when they started business.

 

The meeting was also attended by the Director of Melikyan Centre of Arizona State University Stephen Batalden.

 

The study was carried out in 2014-2015 in the framework of YSU CGLS Small Grants Program.

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Yerevan, Armenia


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