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Women entrepreneurship policy │Maastricht School of Management Women entrepreneurship policy

  • Certificate
    Certificate of participation
  • Mode
    Full-time (on campus)
  • Course date
    03 - 07 June 2024
  • Duration
    5 days

Countries need to adapt to disruptions in the field of technological innovations, ecological changes, economic development and social changes. Entrepreneurs and private sector organisations can play an important role in dealing with these changes in developing appropriate products and services and in delivering societal and ecological impact. Female and male entrepreneurs promote innovation, they create jobs, and bring economic prosperity. Nonetheless, in many countries the number of women economically participating as entrepreneurs is much lower than men, leading to a large untapped potential on a worldwide scale.

“The programme was insightful as I was made aware that women entrepreneurship is more of an economic empowerment discussion rather than a gender discussion. It is about seeing and creating opportunities in everyday life as well as creating a healthy balance between social impact and profit for a sustainable business.”
Ayoola Adetutu Oluruntola (Nigeria) participant of the July 2023 programme

Women entrepreneurship deals with stimulating the participation of women in business. Businesses and enterprises can thrive if the ecosystem is stimulating and well-developed and where the entrepreneurship policy framework is functioning well. Aspects within this framework which are of great importance are access to capital and networks, a facilitating legislative environment and supportive social norms. Next to the entrepreneurial environment businesses thrive in, entrepreneurship is also about more psychological topics of e.g. self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience, which are closely related to women’s empowerment. 

“It was great to join this programme together with colleagues from different countries and a wonderful professor to exchange ideas and experience with."
Erik Baghdasaryan (Armenia), participant of the July 2023 programme

The short executive course Women Entrepreneurship Policy informs you on the most relevant aspects of women entrepreneurship. Furthermore, there will be a special focus in the programme for youth empowerment and entrepreneurship. The programme offers you the tools and instruments that can help you in developing and implementing effective strategies. The programme takes a practice-oriented approach providing you with frameworks, background information and examples from practitioners.

Do you know that you can combine this programme with the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment programme which will run the week before? Combining these two courses will save you up to a maximum of €500,-. For more information on the program click here or contact us


Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). SBE has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, resulting in what is known as the Triple Crown accreditation. Only 1% of business schools worldwide can boast this honour, many of which are SBE partner institutes.

Watch this short video and learn more about the Women Entrepreneurship Policy programme

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