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men businesses where there is no Consultancy centre where businesswomen can learn how to set up their business. More often the bureaucracy is one of the reasons why a businesswoman does not set up her own business, but prefer to get employed.

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As mentioned before, women need to have a possibility to realize their business idea; this possibility is often linked with other barriers like economic fluctuation, low purchasing power, rules of export &import, transport, network connection and often changing rules. However, even if these factors are stable and can create sustainable business environment without family support and enough courage we will not succeed. On the other hand sometimes women seem live glass ceiling2 2

A glass ceiling is a political term used to describe “the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or

situation or the opposite, positive discriminations where women are not employed because of their competences or skills, but just because they are female. Indeed gender balance in labour market should mean equal opportunities, but to achieve this result, the European societies should deconstruct gender roles. The note of enthusiasm and positivity has been bring with the video screening of “Lipstick Manifesto”3

achievements”. Federal Glass Ceiling Commission. Solid Investments: Making Full Use of the Nation’s Human Capital. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, November 1995, p. 4.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsraZnZ-9nI

“Turčianske Teplice. Brainstorming on the obstacles”

Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

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