Fear of failure in Romanian entrepreneurship and why women fear it more than men

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: Romania

Publishing organisation: Panorama

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 2022-11-10

Language: Romanian, English

Authors: Edit Gyenge


Edit is an Information designer and entrepreneur based in Bucharest. She worked as a journalist and as a communication consultant for over 10 years. Her passion for information design drove her to found her own company (Egas Studio). She is actively developing static and interactive data visualization projects for business clients, NGOs, and media outlets. Some of her biggest media projects are published in Panorama.ro, where she is the author of the Infographics section.
Last year, her portfolio was shortlisted at the Sigma Data Journalism Awards and at the Information is Beautiful Awards.

Project description:

In Romania, the fear of failure is a prevalent issue in the entrepreneurship landscape, with many individuals being hesitant to start their own business ventures. Research has shown that this fear is often greater among women than men. The aim of the project was to uncover the underlying reasons and explanations for why women may be more susceptible to this fear and how it affects their participation in the entrepreneurial field. The story breaks down the subject matter, analyzing various factors .

Impact reached:

The topic generated a high level of interest and the use of data visualizations to explain it was widely disseminated.

Techniques/technologies used:

Affinity designer

Context about the project:

This was an effort to break down a complex topic and examine its presence in Romania through the use of data visualization.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

There are multiple solutions to making the abstract more visible. Such an attempt can widely enhance people’s understanding.

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