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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070618.

Bridging the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship and Empowering Women via Digital Technologies


Kathy Sun1, Xinyi Liu2, Yibei Yu3, Jinru Zou4

Corresponding Author:
Kathy Sun

1Portledge School, New York, USA

2East-West School of International Studies, New York, USA

3University of California, Davis, USA

4The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China


Digital technology provides significant opportunities for narrowing the gender gap in entrepreneurship. This article explores how to utilize digital tools, platforms, and resources to support and empower female entrepreneurs. First, it explains how digital technology lowers barriers to entry, broadens market opportunities, and connects global resources and networks. Second, it discusses the role of digital technology in providing educational training, building community support, and accessing funding. Furthermore, it points out the challenges that remain in using digital technology to promote women's entrepreneurship, including gender bias and the digital divide. Finally, it proposes relevant recommendations, such as strengthening digital literacy education, fostering an inclusive digital environment, and improving policy support, to better leverage the enabling role of digital technology, support women's entrepreneurship, and achieve gender equality. This article provides new perspectives and paths for leveraging digital technology to narrow the gender gap in entrepreneurship.


digital technology; entrepreneurship; gender gap; women's empowerment; digital inclusion

Cite This Paper

Kathy Sun, Xinyi Liu, Yibei Yu, Jinru Zou. Bridging the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship and Empowering Women via Digital Technologies. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 6: 102-108. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070618.


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