From day one women has been kept confined to the four walls of her house. She has been burdened with all the household chores and maintaining the domestic responsibilities. Even though she has started managing both home as well as outside world of business, still the perceptions about women have not been able to keep pace with the changing world. Women still are considered to be incapable of starting a new venture or a business. They face many problems in making their dream of starting a successful business venture. There are many examples of successful women entrepreneurs who have proved that the traditional viewpoint about the capabilities of women needs to be changed drastically and there is a need to take major steps to support women entrepreneurs and contribute to the economic development of country. Entrepreneurship plays an important role in the growth and development of a country by creating new employment opportunities in the country. The aim of this paper is to focus on the concept of women entrepreneurs, their role in development, problems faced by them and measures taken to solve their problems.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneur.