International Bold Barometer

An international barometer about female entrepreneurship

One of the ambitions behind this barometer was to observe and understand the evolution of female entrepreneurship over time. Therefore, Veuve Clicquot launched the third edition of its barometer in 2023, covering 25 countries and 49 000 respondents (representative sample) – and exploring the state of female entrepreneurship.

Bold Barometer Entrepreneurship

To gain a clear vision of the state of women’s entrepreneurship

Bold Barometer Identification

To identify the structural and mental barriers to overcome

Bold Barometer Public Debate

To spark public debate

Bold Barometer Evolution

To understand the evolution of women’s entrepreneurship over time

Determination and
self confidence

In a world on the move, nothing is moving for women entrepreneurs. Or at least, not fast enough…

In 2021, we witnessed a boom in female entrepreneurship. While the Covid crisis revealed a surge in resilience, two years later we're seeing a loss of momentum in entrepreneurship, and even a decline in some countries. For this 3rd edition of the Bold barometer, we asked 49,000 women and men, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from 25 countries to share their vision of entrepreneurship. What drives them, what worries them and what makes them react.

Bold Barometer Mobile data

The survey was self-administered online:

The countries surveyed in this 2023 wave are: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.

- The sample was obtained via an online panel of 49,367 individuals.

- Panellists received an invitation to take part in the survey by e-mail and were able to complete the survey online.

- The analysis was built up by country on a male vs. female representation of results to highlight asperities in perception. 

- The analysis was also built on a global representation, aspirants and entrepreneurs, to highlight the asperities between perception and reality on the ground.

- The analysis is transversal, cross-referencing results from several countries to highlight major trends as well as inspiring divergences.

- Now incorporating decrypts from 5 continents, the results of this latest Women's Entrepreneurship Barometer tell us a great deal not only about how and why women are becoming entrepreneurs, but also about how they are meeting the geopolitical challenges of our changing world.

- The tables and countries presented in the findings have been selected to illustrate the conclusions and statements of the overall results. Full country reports are available on request.