Some barriers are easier to see than others. The obstacles women face are overt throughout some cultures and corners of the world—laws against driving and owning property, rules barring them from certain social settings—while others are more subtle.
There are no hard-and-fast rules that prevent women in Latin America from starting their own businesses. Actually, with mid-to-larger companies often reluctant to hire qualified women for any number of poorly-premised reasons, small business would seem like a natural launching point for the more enterprising among us.
So then, why aren’t more women succeeding as entrepreneurs?