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Women entrepreneurs an unused source of economic growth and development

SEEU is committed to empowering women through employment and entrepreneurship. In this regard, women's entrepreneurship has been researched more specifically as a potential for economic development, especially in developing countries.

These findings were presented by the Rector of South East European University, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, at the OSCE Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, on its second day, as a panelist, in the panel on: “Mitigating the effects of corruption on women: towards economic equity and empowerment”.

In the research carried out at SEEU, among other things, it has been established that women's entrepreneurship is an unused source of economic growth and development in the last decade. Also, it is established that women's entrepreneurship is a social and not an economic phenomenon.

“As a university, we do our part to prepare our female students to become successful entrepreneurs, ensuring that they have the necessary theoretical, practical and communication skills that are important in this profession. As their mentors and professors, we do our best to motivate and support them in this quest. However, the success of women entrepreneurs does not depend only on their motivation and our guidance. To succeed, women must thrive in an environment that is generally supportive of them, so the state and society at large must believe in gender equality and work effectively towards achieving it”, said Rector Bexheti among other things.

Many of these researches are published at the reputative journal “Springer”. Together with international colleagues (V. Ramadani, L. Paul Dana, A. Bexheti, V. Ratten, 2019) we published a book with 19 (nineteen) chapters, where women empowerment has been treated in four chapters.