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Using evidence-based research, we can influence policy and inspire change where it really counts, creating new opportunities and empowering women to fulfil their potential. Here, you will find a wide-range of research reports and academic papers which demonstrate the positive impact that women’s enterprise can have for individuals, communities and economies alike.


The Gender Index Report 2024

GEM 2022/23 Women’s Entrepreneurship Report: Challenging Bias and Stereotypes

Why are young women worse affected by the cost of living crisis?

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Women as Entrepreneurs: Lessons Unlearned?

Trade and Health: a Gendered Analysis by Silke Trommer for the Women’s Budget Group

Entrepreneurship Education – APPG for Entrepreneurship

Just Getting By: Young Women’s Trust Annual Survey 2022

'What women want' a report published by the Centre for Progressive Policy

How can EntreComp support Women’s Entrepreneurship?

The State of Small Business Britain 2021 - Enabling the Triple Transition

State of the North 2021/22 Powering Northern Excellence

Women's Health 'Let's talk about it' Survey findings 2022

Enterprise Research Centre – What are the main barriers to entrepreneurship in underrepresented groups?

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research – Child of the North

Social enterprise and environmental sustainability - SOTA Review, Enterprise Research Centre - 2021

Open letter to Government – take action now to protect women and girls from violence and abuse.

Impact of Universal Credit Cuts on Women, Liverpool City Region 2020 - 2021

One Day Today - September 2021

What can Social Enterprises contribute to the ‘levelling up’ agenda? - Catherine Robinson

Female Entrepreneurship - A Strategy White Paper For The Development Of A Better Start Up Ecosystem

Ten Economic Facts on How Mothers Spend Their Time - Lauren Bauer, Eliana Buckner, Sara Estep, Emily Moss, and Morgan Welch, 2021

Diversity in R&D and Innovation - Dr Lorna Treanor, ERC, 2021

State of Small Business Britain - ERC, 2020

What are COVID-19 reports telling us? - The Women's Organisation, 2020

Creating a Caring Economy: a Call to Action - Women's Budget Group, 2020

Making Debt Support Work for People on Universal Credit - The Salvation Army, 2020

Resilience and Recovery - The Female Founders Forum, 2020

Black People, Racism and Human Rights - Joint Committee on Human Rights, 2020

Women Entrepreneurs - Startup Heat Map Europe, 2020

Rethinking the Economy for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future - The Women's Organisation, 2020

Levelling Up by Powering On Report - Northern Power Women, 2020

Rising Stars Lockdown Narrative - North West Business Leadership Team, 2020

Framework of Policy Actions to Build Back Better for Women's Enterprise - WEPG UK, 2020

When Technology Meets Misogyny - Gender & Policy Insights, 2020

The Long and Winding Road – Resolution Foundation, 2020

The Long and Winding Road – Resolution Foundation, 2020

One Day - A Liverpool City Region Industrial Strategy Position Statement, 2020

The Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship - Alison Rose, 2019

Women in Leadership - APPG For Entrepreneurship, 2019

Gender and University Spinouts in the UK: Geography, Governance and Growth, 2019

Supporting Women’s Enterprise in the UK, The Economic Case - FSB Report, 2018

EntreComp into Action - A user guide to the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, 2018

The Oslo Agenda 10 Years On - Enterprise Evolution, 2016

Women Returners - PwC, 2016