Dr. Manju Shree Raman

Professor, Department of Management, College of Business & Economics, Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia, East Africa


Dr. Krishna Kumar Sharma

Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Raja Balwant Singh Management Technical Campus, Agra.


Kiran Chaudhary

Department of Commerce, Shivaji College, University of Delhi


Dr. Rabinarayan Samantara

Associate Professor in Commerce, Shivaji College, University of Delhi


Dr. Keyurkumar M Nayak

Director, Laxmi Institute of Management Sarigam

Ramesh Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of commerce, PGDAV College Eve, University of Delhi


This paper explores the factors which may influence entrepreneurial success of women entrepreneurs all over the world. This study entails the review of some of the  researches conducted on success factors of women entrepreneurs between 1991 to 2019 in various countries all over the world. This paper has two objectives predominately. The first is to essay the progress of the body of work on women’s entrepreneurship research. The second is to evaluate the work specifically related to perception of success and identify various factors that contribute to success in case of women entrepreneurs. It involves studying and evaluating the research done in various countries regarding what success means to women entrepreneurs, how they interpret and define success. And the second part of paper would evaluate the various factors that have been found to contribute to success of women entrepreneurs in various studies all over the world. Lastly it presents the categorization of identified factors into Core Factors and a conceptual model of interrelationship of Core factors and Success.

Keywords: Women entrepreneurs; success factors; entrepreneurial factors, women owned businesses