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Dell Gender GEDI study

Dell Gender GEDI study shows
A state of high-potential female entrepreneurship

The world’s first gender-focused, global entrepreneurship index based on the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) commissioned by Dell with data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM); Springboard Enterprises; UNESCO; World Bank Findex; World Values Survey from Dell and Intel – A 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship.

The pilot Gender-GEDI study carried out in 2013, focused on the ways in which governments, institutions, and corporations can support the effort to improve the conditions for high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide.

In 2014 Dell increased the scope of the study from 17 countries to 30 by expanding the research itself to delve more deeply into the issues faced by women entrepreneurs. Findings uncovered that while there is still a lot of work to do, there is much all countries can learn from each other. The study presented by Dell provides a diagnostic tool that will point the way for leaders, policy- and law-makers to identify strategies to incrementally improve conditions in their country and enable businesses founded by women to thrive – by improving access to education, technology, capital, and networks, dramatic improvements will follow.

Key Findings

  • The United States (with a score of 83), Australia (80), and Sweden (73) are the top-ranking countries in the 2014 Gender-GEDI. They are followed by France and Germany (tied at 67), Chile (55), the United Kingdom (54), and Poland (51) which all received an overall score of 50 or more.
  • 22 countries received an overall Gender-GEDI score of less than 50 out of 100, indicating that many of the fundamental conditions for high-potential female entrepreneurship development are generally lacking in the majority of countries.
  • Top performers who rank in 1 through 8 tend to have good overall business environments and would benefit from supporting programs to activate and accelerate the growth of high-potential women entrepreneurs.