A new president brings the promise of an end to repression and freeing up development aid, frozen because of human rights concerns.
Lack of industry confidence may be the biggest challenge for young female entrepreneurs.
They offer financial services and migrants use them to send remittances home.
President Macky Sall in June ordered the removal of children from the streets and said those who force them to beg would be imprisoned.
A rising number of young Senegalese men are risking everything to reach Europe despite fears money to send home will dry up.