Stimulating Women Potentials through Entrepreneurship for National Development in Nigeria

Amuchie Austine A, Asotibe Ngozi. P


Women over the years have been faced with the problem of marginalization in virtually all human endeavors This male chauvinism and gender inequality in our society in the name of culture have done more harm than good to the economy d socio-political development of the country as women entrepreneurship is greatly ‘‘hampered in this respect most especially in the formal sector This paper therefore examined the level of women participation entrepreneurship which include among others, finance, limited mobility, family ties, education and risk bearing abilities The paper is of the opinion that development cannot be fully realized Nigeria if women who constitute almost half of the population are not being carried along and suggested that women should be treated as specific target group in all development programs and that government should create enabling environment that will promote entrepreneurship development among women by discouraging all forms of discrimination against them for their potentials to be fully harnessed for national development.

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