1) Women need equitable access to resources.
2) Access to growth capital and innovation ecosystems.
3) Specific strengths and weaknesses differ from country to country.
4) Leadership roles remain male-dominated.
5) Governments play an important role.
6) Gendered differences hold back entrepreneurs.
The 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard sponsored by Dell Inc. is a new data-driven diagnostic tool that identifies the impediments to high-impact female entrepreneurship and introduces actionable steps that can be taken to improve the conditions for high-impact female entrepreneurship development at the country level.
The Scorecard incorporates both a ranking with a rating system and provides actionable steps for governments, corporations, the media, entrepreneur leaders and individuals to help expand the pool of high-impact female entrepreneurs. In addition, we highlight global best practices such as policies, programs and breakthrough initiatives that jumpstart the growth of high-impact female entrepreneurs. The study measures 31 countries across the globe, accounting for 70% of the world’s female population and 76% of the world’s GDP. The 31 countries included: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.