Women in Business: Female entrepreneurship on the rise!

In Brussels, one (full-time) self-employed person in ten is a female entrepreneur. This is the highest figure in all of Belgium. Yet there’s still a lot of progress to be made. That’s why womeninbusiness.brussels exists – a platform committed to promoting female entrepreneurship in Brussels.

“Every female success story should inspire other women.” That’s the goal of womeninbusiness.brussels, the platform for female entrepreneurship that guides and supports ambitious women in Brussels – even if their project is not yet fully concrete. Womeninbusiness.brussels does this by providing a forum and platform for female entrepreneurs who inspire other women with sincere testimonies and success stories. In this way, entrepreneurs give each other strength while working towards a common goal. Even in this day and age, there remain obstacles for women who want to start their own business: the balance between work and private life, access to financing, fear of risks, etc.

What does womeninbusiness.brussels offer?

On the platform you will find, for example, workshops to work on your brand image, or tips for targeted communication and storytelling. Through GenerationW, a program that supports female entrepreneurship, you will be exposed to some fascinating speeches and keynotes – including Safia Kessas, author and journalist at RTBF. Over the past 10 years, the number of self-employed women in the Brussels-Capital Region has increased by 30%. The number of females has also risen by more than 50% in the category of “secondary occupation”. These figures are from a biennial survey conducted by WIB.brussels. Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State for Economic Transition in Brussels

“Even though the proportion of women can still grow, female entrepreneurs in Brussels are more often launching innovative projects.”

Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State for Economic Transition in Brussels

Womeninbusiness.brussels and hub.brussels are now joining forces on a study mapping the impact of the corona crisis on female entrepreneurship in Brussels.