50 Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs Around the World, Ranked

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to be good for business. Yes, your little boys club might feel comfortable, but stepping outside of it and hiring women and minorities is the best way to make sure your company is headed for success. And if you want to set up shop in a city that supports these ideals, we’ve got the perfect list for you.

Thanks to data from Dell announced at the Dell Women Entrepreneur Network Summit, there’s now a comprehensive list of the top 50 cities for women entrepreneurs around the world. However, with infamous tech hubs like New York, London, and the Bay Area rounding out the top of the list, it’s easy to wonder what the metrics were to reach this conclusion.

The Dell study focused on opportunities for women in these cities, citing factors like the operating environment, which includes market chance for women, available capital, and the size of the women talent pool. It also measured the enabling environment, which included culture, measured by the prevalence of relevant mentors, networks, and role models, along with the predominant attitudes and expectations of that society toward women entrepreneurs. And this is where the top US cities struggle, as you can see from the comparative list of US cities from the study.

Culture is what we should be focused on. Culture is what prevents companies like Uber from carrying on in ways that make dozens of women employees feel undervalued, unappreciated, and down right disrespected in the work place. Promoting the prevalence of relevant women in the tech and entrepreneurial world is the key to taking diversity to the next level.

“Diversity plays a critical role in everything that we do, including the diversity of thought that we bring to serve our clients,” said Jorge Caballero,a tax partner at Deloitte Tax, in a Forbes post. “The continued shift in the population means that more and more minorities must take on leadership roles and emerge as leaders within the organization.

If you’re interested in what cities got the highest score for women entrepreneurs, take a look at the full list below and check out the full report here:

  1. New York
  2. Bay Area
  3. London
  4. Boston
  5. Stockholm
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Singapore
  9. Toronto
  10. Seattle
  11. Sydney
  12. Paris
  13. Chicago
  14. Minneapolis
  15. Austin
  16. Hong Kong
  17. Melbourne
  18. Atlanta
  19. Amsterdam
  20. Portland (OR)
  21. Berlin
  22. Taipei
  23. Pittsburgh
  24. Tel Aviv
  25. Copenhagen
  26. Vancouver
  27. Houston
  28. Johannesburg
  29. Barcelona
  30. Seoul
  31. Munich
  32. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
  33. Nairobi
  34. Dublin
  35. Warsaw
  36. Belfast
  37. Milan
  38. Beijing
  39. Tokyo
  40. Bangalore
  41. Kuala Lumpur
  42. Sao Paulo
  43. Dubai
  44. Shanghai
  45. Mexico City
  46. Lima
  47. Guadalajara
  48. Istanbul
  49. Delhi
  50. Jakarta


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