The percentage of women entrepreneurs remains lower than that of their male counterparts in Switzerland.
In 2019, only 7.3 per cent of women were ready to engage in early entrepreneurial activities (which do not necessarily translate into a company), compared to the 12.3 per cent of men. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2019/2020 Report points out that 37 of the 50 reference countries exhibit a more favorable women/men founders ratio. However, the ratio of female entrepreneurs compared to their male counterparts increased from 0.6 to 0.9 between 2019 and 2020.
In 2018, just less than half of business start-ups in Switzerland (45%) involved one or more women according to the estimates of the Federal Statistics Office (FSO).