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Afsana Ahmmed

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Challenges for women entrepreneurs
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Challenges for women entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh

Through the years, Bangladesh has achieved excellence in its economic order, educational development, social changes and living standards. The dark ages of keeping women behind doors have given away to female empowerment, through educational and income earning opportunities. The greatest advancement is observed as women's increasing participation as entrepreneurs, within Bangladesh and also in the international arena. Women have braved family and social systems to venture into entrepreneurship both in the urban and rural areas. The business activities differ but the performance is commendable against the social and cultural restrictions for women in Bangladesh, including the tremendous odds surrounding the socioeconomic order.

Constraints and challenges

Entrepreneurship was once considered a man's domain, but the tide has shifted. Although more women are becoming entrepreneurs, they often face a set of challenges not typically shared by their male counterparts. Some of the key challenges faced are:

1. Defying social expectations

2. Limited access to funding

3. Owning your accomplishments

4. Building a support network

5. Balancing business and family life

6. Coping with a fear of failure