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Author(s): Pulse Lab Jakarta


In growing their businesses, women face systemic challenges in accessing financial capital, support network and training opportunities. These constraints are exacerbated by societal norms and regulatory barriers to business expansion, making it difficult for women to grow their businesses.

Breaking Growth Barriers for Women Impact Entrepreneurs was a study conducted by UN Global Pulse, through Pulse Lab Jakarta’s team, in collaboration with UN Women in Indonesia, aimed to gain a deeper understanding of how gender biases – which result from norms and stereotypes – function as barriers for women impact entrepreneurs in growing their businesses.

This study is part of WeEmpowerAsia, a joint program of the European Union and UN Women, which aims to increase the number of women who lead and participate in private-sector businesses in seven countries across Asia, including Indonesia.