In recent years a considerable arguments on of social ideas and views dealing with problems and constrains encountered by women, has been published. Moreover, the priority set be the society to move in the path of economic development has made ENTREPRENEURSHIP a topic of interest
to the scientific circles. This article attempts to incorporate these two rather distinct domains (women"s issues and economic development) and thereby tries to arrive at an explanation concerning the low
efficiency of ENTREPRENEURSHIP as regards the employed Iranian women. The auther recognizes the natural differences between males and famales while holding the belief that the existing gender inequalities in Iran, reflecting rather a cultural aspect, would reduce women"s ENTREPRENEURSHIP
potential. In this regard, the article discusses the family roles, education system, stereotypic beliefs, incompatibility between role expectations and relations dominating the work organization.