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Here’s a chance for female entrepreneurs to be heard

- October 7, 2021 < 1 MIN READ
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In an effort to support and boost further female entrepreneurship in Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is calling for women to share their experiences.

Women who currently own and lead businesses and startups across Australia are being asked to identify the challenges and opportunities facing them as female founders.

To uncover the answers, the ASBFEO has put together a survey in the hopes the answers will help to shape new policies that will remove barriers and facilitate a better environment to foster female entrepreneurship.

“Ninety-seven (97) per cent of women-owned and led businesses in Australia are small businesses, and small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy,” Billson said.

“Research has found that boosting the number of women entrepreneurs could contribute between $71–135 billion to the Australian economy and up to $7 trillion globally

“I encourage women business owners and operators to complete this survey so we can harness opportunities and look at how to address any needless headwinds or obstacles to their success.”

The confidential survey is open until 19 October, 2021.

It can be accessed by visiting the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman website at www.asbfeo.gov.au or directly at: WOWL survey