• Entrepreneurship

Women Entrepreneurs’ Week in France: BNP Paribas announces new commitments

The second Women Entrepreneurs’ Week in France takes place from 5 to 16 March 2018. For the occasion, BNP Paribas has announced 4 new commitments to support women entrepreneurs in France.

4 commitments to boost women entrepreneurs 

  1. Funding women entrepreneurs’ projects by allocating EUR 2 billion to their cause.
  2. Initiating the signing of Regional Action Plans with our partners in 13 regions to set up incubators or labs, mobilise funding for projects led by women, create synergies between the different players, both women and men...
  3. Increasing networking opportunities by 25% for women entrepreneurs by means of the #ConnectHers programme launched in 2017.
  4.  Starting an annual countrywide observatory on Women Entrepreneurs to analyse trends in France and help BNP Paribas to form a better understanding of women entrepreneurs’ needs.
“ Since 2014, BNP Paribas has been reinforcing its capacity to support women entrepreneurs everywhere in France. We want them to have the desire and the audacity to go for it and to think big in developing their business. These new commitments will enable us to go further in the support we give them, and especially to send out a strong signal to all those who want to set up and develop their own business. ”

Marie-Claire Capobianco

Head of the French networks and member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee

Women entrepreneurs in France: 

Geographic distribution of women entrepreneurs: 


in Europe


in France


in the Ile-de-France (Paris) region

Business sector:


social work and human health


digital start-ups



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