Dell recently released its Gender-GEDI index, a 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship. This year, US, Australia & newcomer Sweden were named the best places for female entrepreneurship, with the UK lagging behind several European countries, such as France and Germany.
Entrepreneurship drives economic growth and competitiveness, yet Dell’s research revealed that 75% of surveyed countries are not meeting the most fundamental conditions for female entrepreneurs to prosper. Countries must do a better job at empowering women with the knowledge, networks, capital and technological resources to seek out entrepreneurial opportunities and succeed. Bottom line, if countries ignore its next generation of female entrepreneurs, they will miss out on financial growth and the opportunity to create new jobs.
To take this research a step further, Dell also featured 10 case studies in their Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One, showing how women entrepreneurs can overcome challenges and maximize the opportunities. It is empowering to see women from around the world leading the charge to challenge the status quo and change business as we know it!