Most countries continue to be unfriendly for women entrepreneurs
The 2014 Gender-GEDI (Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index) survey has found that three quarters of the 30 countries surveyed do not have “the most fundamental conditions required for female entrepreneurs to prosper”. Commissioned by Dell, and released at the fifth DWEN (Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network) event in Austin on Monday, this second annual survey found that for the second year the United States continued to top the chart in being the most favorable place providing the right entrepreneurial ecosystems and business environment to meet the aspirations of women entrepreneurs. While the US scored a high 83, Australia came second with a score of 80, followed by Sweden, France and Germany with 73 and 67. India is at the bottom of the pile, getting the 26th position and a low score of 26, below Nigeria (29) Morocco and Ghana, each with 27.
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