NACEW has a keen interest in enterprise development for women, particularly Maori and Pacific women. The number of women in self-employment is growing and they are entering self-employment at a faster rate than men. Women who are self-employed are more likely to work part-time hours and earn less than their male counterparts. Self-employed women tend to concentrate in certain industries such as property and business services, retail trade and personal and other services. To find out more, view our publications.
Discovering the Potential of Women in Small Business
November 2003 Download 240KB Word Doc
Prepared for NACEW by Claire Massey and Candice Harris for SME Research, Massey University.
Discovering the Potential of Women in Small Business is a review of the status of self-employed women in New Zealand.
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