Women make around half of world’s population and hence are half of human capital. They are thus, a potential source of the economic development of the country. In traditional patriarchal societies, “they were confined to the four walls of the house but in modern era they are breaking the shackles to participate in the economic development of the country. The old-age traditional thought process which considered women as homemakers only needs to be changed. Government is making various efforts for the development of women not only in job sector but also as entrepreneurs. This paper highlights the problems and prospects related with the development of women as entrepreneurs.
Keywords: Women, Entrepreneur, Finance, Stigma.