Senior female entrepreneurship: policy responses called for to support older female entrepreneurs in the Baltic Sea Region

Pub. Jan 10, 2022 Published January 10, 2022

Senior entrepreneurship can be an attractive option for older workers to remain in working life, also serving the purposes of social inclusion, reducing inequalities, boosting social innovation and active ageing. Here we look at the gender dimension of senior entrepreneurship – how being a woman aged 55+ affects challenges and opportunities when entering entrepreneurship and how policy should respond to support
this specific group. Our recommendation is that policy responses go beyond mainstreaming gender and age into existing support for start-ups to also address underlying social structures and norms related to gender and age.