Dr. Abari Ayodeji Olasunkanmi, Dr. Mohammed Mubashiru Olayiwola Babatunde, Mr. Rufai Musiliu Dada, Akapo, Tijani Abayomi
Entrepreneurial activity is widely seen as an engine of economic growth. It can contribute to the creation of wealth and jobs, may foster innovation, and provides autonomy and a sense of personal accomplishment to the individual. Women, however, are very often excluded from participation in entrepreneurial activities. But currently there is a growing recognition that development can be significantly promoted if more women could be encouraged to become entrepreneurs, and moreover that women as entrepreneurs need to be supported. The paper, examines some issues like Characteristics of Women Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurial Development and Environmental Factors, Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers, Education and entrepreneurial success and Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development. Women entrepreneurs are found to have an important impact on the economy, both in their ability to create jobs for themselves and to create jobs for others. Government should provide more incentives and support systems specifically designed for women entrepreneurs.