We at Hera Hub Phoenix have a global bent and keep tabs on global trends and how they relate to us nationally in the US and locally within Phoenix. Here’s a recent update on where the US ranks in comparison to the world with the number of Women Business Owners. Interesting finds as we keep trying to track resources and opportunities for growth for women!
Countries With The Most Women Business Owners As A Percentage Of Total Business Owners, 2018
Australia has come fifth in a list of countries with the most women business owners as a percentage of total business owners.
Ghana is at the top of the list, with 46.4% of businesses owned by women. Following Ghana is Russia with 34.6%, Uganda with 33.8%, New Zealand with 33%, and then Australia with 32.1%.
Only about a quarter of America’s Entrepreneurs are Women:
Out of the 57 countries studied, the United States placed 23rd, with only 25.5 percent of business owners being female.
To create a list, the CEOWORLD magazine reviewed the data from Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs to find out which countries are leading the way when it comes to women-owned businesses. The findings show that while the U.S. has the right conditions for female-owned businesses to thrive, women in America’s motivation to start and run a business is low as compared to the countries with high index score.
Countries With The Most Women Business Owners As A Percentage Of Total Business Owners: