The 20 Countries With The Highest Percentage Of Female Entrepreneurs

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The lack of female entrepreneurs has been a popular topic lately, so we decided to look at the subject on a global scale.In 2007, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor studied the role women play in business in 41 countries around the world.

The 41 countries studied make up 70% of the world’s population and 93% of global GDP.

Countries were separated in three categories: low/middle-income Europe and Asia, low/middle-income Latin America and Caribbean, and high-income.

The results indicate more women are entrepreneurs in lower income countries. This could be due to necessity.

The one country with a higher percentage of women entrepreneurs than men? Japan. The U.S. has a pretty poor showing, coming in 16th on our list.

*Note: The percentages on the following slides are out of total women and men in the country’s population.

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title=”20. Finland”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 9.60%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 19.27%”
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title=”19. India”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 9.66%

per cent of men entrepreneurs:18.21%”
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title=”18. Spain”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 10.06%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 17.92%”
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title=”17. Portugal”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 10.36%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 21.49%



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title=”16. United States”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 10.73%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 18.45%”
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title=”15. Ireland”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 11.25%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 23.22%”
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title=”14. Iceland”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 11.42%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 30.83%”
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title=”13. Uruguay”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 11.73%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 25.96%”
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permalink=”12-kazakhstan-9″
title=”12. Kazakhstan”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 12.44%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 17.97%”
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title=”11. Japan”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 13.79%

per cent of men entrepreneurs:12.20%

Note: Japan is the only country in which the number of women entrepreneurs exceed men entrepreneurs.”
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title=”10. Argentina”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 15.50%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 33.30%”
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title=”9. Greece”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 15.51%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 22.56%”
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permalink=”8-chile-13″
title=”8. Chile”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 16.02%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 28.33%”
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permalink=”7-brazil-14″
title=”7. Brazil”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 19.95%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 25.43%”
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title=”6. China”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 20.47%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 28.93%”
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permalink=”5-dominican-republic-16″
title=”5. Dominican Republic”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 20.62%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 27.88%”
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permalink=”4-venezuela-17″
title=”4. Venezuela”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 21.71%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 29.37%”
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permalink=”3-colombia-18″
title=”3. Colombia”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 26.60%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 42.41%”
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title=”2. Peru”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs:: 38.46%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 43.80%”
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permalink=”1-thailand-20″
title=”1. Thailand”
content=”per cent of women entrepreneurs: 45.42%

per cent of men entrepreneurs: 51.00%”
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