The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in UK Economic Development

  • Sara Carter (Participant)
  • Eleanor Shaw (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation


Strathclyde research demonstrates that women entrepreneurs make an important contribution to economic development, but are disadvantaged by under-capitalization at start-up. Working with UK and devolved governments, leading banks and finance institutions, and regional enterprise support organizations, the researchers have stimulated and influenced the framing of policy debate; helped shape policy with regard to the participation of women entrepreneurs in economic growth; improved our understanding of factors underpinning access to finance opportunities for diverse enterprises; and influenced the work of business support organizations and commercial banks.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation


  • REF2014 impact case study