There are many more women in business in Spain today than there were 20 years ago. While the Spanish system still tends to favour full-time employment and there are fewer part-time or flexible working options available than in some countries, workplace culture has evolved significantly in recent years. Issues such as the gender pay gap and more traditional hierarchical structures in the Spanish workplace have undoubtedly played a role in women pushing the glass ceiling and seeking new business opportunities in Spain. There has been a notable increase in online and home-based business ideas for mums.
In a country with so many lifestyle benefits and such a family orientated way of life, many busy mums have opted to shift traditional work and homelife boundaries, starting a variety of thriving small (and sometimes not so small) businesses on a local, national and international scale. Successful mum entrepreneurs have become a driving force in the Spanish economy.
With so many business opportunities for mums, Spain’s major cities are catching on, with more and more organised networking groups and co-working spaces opening up to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship and networking for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to “digital nomad” freelancers. Coworker.com currently lists hundreds of co-working spaces across the country, showing a nationwide shift towards a more contemporary approach to working life.
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