The social vulnerability of women in the workplace is clearly visible. Women are significantly less likely than men to hold top management positions, and their pay is often lower. In most industrialized countries, this is a regular occurrence. In most cases, women who want to start their own business are faced with certain restrictions of various types, or with insufficient support within the family or from society. Objectively, this has a very negative effect on the economy and social relations. The development of small and medium-sized businesses is the basis for the stability of the state economy. In the interests of economic and social progress, a new understanding of the role of women's entrepreneurship in the life of society and the state is necessary. The purpose of this work is to determine the limitations that directly affect the development of socio-economic and motivational factors for the entrepreneurial activity of women in Europe and modern Turkey at the present time, as well as what measures are taken for its subsequent development.