Fostering Gender Equality: Insights from The European Economic and Social Committee plenary debate

Two women and two men engaged in a lively debate on gender equality and financial policies at the European Economic and Social Committee plenary session.

The EESC examined the critical role of finance and recovery policies in promoting gender equality in the EU. Despite progress, gender discrepancies remain, with women representing only 34.4% of self-employed workers and 30% of startup entrepreneurs. Venture capital remains a challenge, with 92% going to male-founded companies. The post-pandemic recovery is seen as a crucial time for advancing equality.

How does the EESC intend to promote female entrepreneurship through gender-lens investing and inclusivity in the financial sector?

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