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Path to entrepreneurial success: the journey of women CEOs
  • Aksanti SHAMAMBA Patient ,
  • Linda Yollande Muhigwa
Aksanti SHAMAMBA Patient

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Linda Yollande Muhigwa


With several hats: women, mothers and wives; women entrepreneurs continue to have successful businesses. What makes the female business owner different? This study uses a qualitative approach to examine the careers of women entrepreneurs who are business leaders. Our results show that entrepreneurship is essential in the career of women business owners as a necessity and an emergency, an alternative to leaving unemployment. 90% of the women surveyed started entrepreneurial activities just after their marriage with the support of their husbands. During their journey, the birth of children had become a source of motivation. With the concern for independence and despite the difficulties related to the reconciliation of family and work, entrepreneurship for these women is transformed into a professional life. The journey of women entrepreneurs is summarized in four points: risk-taking, vision, exploitation of opportunities and financial resources. In conclusion, these women are mompreneurs.
28 May 2024Submitted to Advance
29 May 2024Published in Advance