If you’re a female entrepreneur in Australia, Sydney is the place to be

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Sydney has ranked 11 on the Dell Global Women’s Entrepreneur Cities Index. The report ranks 50 cities’ across the globe on their ability to attract and support ‘High Potential Women Entrepreneurs’.

The 50 cities included in the report were chosen for their reputation as established or emerging hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship, with cities included in the rankings already delivering strong results in entrepreneurship (though not necessarily for female entrepreneurs).

Sydney ranked just outside the top ten overall – coming in at eleventh place but scored highly in the enabling environment coming second only to New York as a city whose culture was embracing of female entrepreneurs.

IN THE TOP 10 CITIES OVERALL 6 ARE IN THE U.S., 2 ARE IN EUROPE, 1 IS IN CANADA AND 1 IS IN ASIA.

The report considered a number of areas that impact on the success of women entrepreneurs, including factors such as workplace culture, technology, talent pool and capital. The size of market was also a consideration and the cost of being a profitable business in that market, and whether local policies assisted women to help level the playing field.

Sydney was praised for its high standard of living and start-up culture, although cricticisms were placed on the gender pay gay and escalating property prices.

Go here to download the initial findings of the report.

 

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Cec is the editor of KBB. She is a multimedia professional with over fifteen years experience as an editor on titles as diverse as SX, Better Pictures, Total Rock, MTV, fasterlouder, mynikonlife and Fantastic Living. She has spent the past four years working as a news journalist covering all the issues that matter in the political, health and LGBTIQ arena. She is the Head of Content at Pinstripe Media and a recent convert to the world of small business.

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