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Vancouver ranks on list of world's best cities for women entrepreneurs

Vancouver was recently ranked in the top 50 best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs in 2019 by Dell Technologies.

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Vancouver was ranked in the top 50 best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs in 2019 by Dell Technologies.

The study ranks 50 cities around the world according to their ability to foster the growth of women entrepreneurs based on five metrics, which include: markets, talent, capital, culture, and technology. What's more, the study is the only global, gender-specific one that looks at a city’s ability to foster the growth of women-owned businesses. As such, it serves, "as a diagnostic tool to advise policy-makers on how to better support women in business."

San Francisco ranked first on the list, followed by New York in second. London, England placed third, followed by Boston in fourth. Toronto was the lone Canadian city to place in the top ten, with Vancouver placing eleventh.

Mexico City had the greatest improvement this year ranking 29th; it ranked 45th in 2017.

"When we invest in women, we invest in the future; communities prosper, economies thrive and the next generation leads with purpose,” said Karen Quintos, EVP and chief customer officer at Dell Technologies.

“By arming city leaders and policymakers with actionable, data-driven research on the landscape for women entrepreneurs, we can collectively accelerate the success of women-owned businesses by removing financial, cultural and political barriers."

  1. San Francisco Bay Area, US
  2. New York, US
  3. London, UK
  4. Boston, US
  5. Los Angeles, US
  6. Washington DC, US
  7. Seattle, US
  8. Paris, France
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Stockholm, Sweden
  11. Vancouver, Canada
  12. Sydney, Australia
  13. Melbourne, Australia
  14. Austin, US
  15. Chicago, US
  16. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  17. Portland, US
  18. Barcelona, Spain
  19. Berlin, Germany
  20. Atlanta, US
  21. Singapore
  22. Houston, US
  23. Hong Kong
  24. Copenhagen, Denmark
  25. Minneapolis, US
  26. Taipei, Taiwan
  27. Munich, Germany
  28. Belfast, UK
  29. Mexico City, Mexico
  30. Dublin, Ireland
  31. Miami, US
  32. Tel Aviv, Israel
  33. Pittsburgh, US
  34. Tokyo, Japan
  35. Milan, Italy
  36. Johannesburg, South Africa
  37. Dubai, UAE
  38. Beijing, China
  39. Warsaw, Poland
  40. Nairobi, Kenya
  41. Seoul, South Korea
  42. Lima, Peru
  43. Bangalore, India
  44. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  45. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  46. Guadalajara, Mexico
  47. Shanghai, China
  48. Istanbul, Turkey
  49. Jakarta, Indonesia
  50. Delhi, India.