Empowering Women: The Rise of Entrepreneurship in Greece

In focus: Some schemes, policies for women entrepreneurs in Greece

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In the heart of Greece, where history and innovation intertwine, a quiet revolution is taking place. Women entrepreneurship in Greece is on the rise, defying stereotypes and prejudice that have, for far too long, limited their potential.

For centuries, societal norms have confined women to predefined roles, often relegating them to lower hierarchical positions or domestic spheres. However, Greece, a nation known for its spirit of innovation and resilience, is witnessing a transformative shift.

In the wake of the financial crisis that once loomed large over the country, Greeks found new resolve and determination. This period of adversity became a catalyst, inspiring individuals to explore self-employment and breathe life into their entrepreneurial visions. For Greek women, this matter is not merely an option; it’s a pressing necessity. Mothers, determined to provide for their families, have emerged as torchbearers of change. Fueled by the need to protect and provide, they’ve embraced self-employment and entrepreneurship as a means to secure their future.

The year 2019 marked a turning point for Greece as an increasing number of women ventured into the labor market as entrepreneurs. They embarked on journeys to establish their businesses, often driven by the desire to address local needs and challenges. These endeavors not only granted them independence but also injected vitality into the local labor market, bolstering the nation’s economy.

Here we delve into the landscape of women entrepreneurship in Greece which is also contributing to the growth and prosperity of a country that is relatively advanced in terms of gender equality in the workplace. Established as one of the world’s great tourist destinations, its geographic position makes it an important staging post between Western Europe and the Middle East and, the economy can only improve going forward.

Join us as we celebrate women entrepreneurship in Greece, which is rewriting the
narrative of entrepreneurship in the land of gods and legends. And, in the process, also
leaving an indelible mark on the economic landscape of Greece. Presenting some
schemes and policies that are in place for women entrepreneurs in Greece.


It’s basically, through the implementation of EU Projects like FEMME, the European Union supports women entering the labor market as entrepreneurs, everywhere – all around Europe. It’s important that women need to be able to support themselves and their families; and they need to understand that they are equal to men and that they have every right to become strong in the field of businesses.

> Piraeus EQUALL 360°

The focus is on supporting Female Entrepreneurship through – Piraeus EQUALL 360°
They extend full support to women entrepreneurs, and aim at creating a society of equal people.

For Piraeus Bank, the support of female entrepreneurship is a key priority. Given the background of focusing on the equal access of women to business opportunities and sources of funding, they offer a complete range of products and services designed to fit the needs of women entrepreneurship.

> S.E.G.E.

It is seen that as a member of the Women’s Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Greece anyone can have access to all the support and empowerment programs of the Association. The objective is – to receive advisory support, guidance and help, in problems related to your business or professional activity; to take part in institutional meetings abroad and to help
other women with your knowledge and experience.

> The project WinOnLine

WinOnLine is the European project Erasmus+, which focus on women entrepreneurship in Greece and Europe over the age of 40, with low digital and entrepreneurial skills, who want to be e-entrepreneurs. The main objective of the project is to empower women to be more active and self-confident, in order to enter or re-enter to the labor market.

The project is implemented by partners, from Finland, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania and Greece.

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