International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Economics | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

Women in Business: Empowerment, Challenges, and Progress

Suhani Kedia [5]

Abstract: This essay comprehensively explores the evolving role of women in business, highlighting their strides in entrepreneurship and leadership, and the ongoing efforts to achieve gender equality in the workplace. It examines the multifaceted aspects of women?s empowerment, including their increasing participation in diverse sectors, the push towards closing the gender pay gap, and their growing influence in executive roles. The text delves into the dynamics of start - up culture and the challenges women face in securing funding, alongside the benefits of flexible work arrangements and supportive parental leave policies. It addresses persistent challenges such as the glass ceiling, gender bias, and discrimination, while also considering the importance of intersectionality in understanding the varied experiences of women in business. The role of mentorship, role models, women?s business associations, and international initiatives are discussed as crucial elements in supporting women?s professional journeys. The essay concludes by underscoring the importance of continued efforts towards an inclusive and equitable business environment, recognizing women?s empowerment as a key driver of economic growth, innovation, and social progress.

Keywords: Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Inclusive Workplace

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 1759 - 1760

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