Poland was ranked 8th in the Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard (GWEL) sponsored by DELL, ahead of countries such as Spain and Japan. No other CEE country was listed in the ranking.
USA was the leader of this year’s GWEL, followed by Canada, Australia, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany and Poland.
Poland performed the best in the potential entrepreneur leaders category (3rd place; high scores are given to countries where higher percentages of women who start businesses are college educated, growth-oriented and market-expanding) and the worst in the pipeline of entrepreneurship one (17th; high scores are given to countries where women are engaging in startups at an equal rate to men and where higher percentages of the female population know entrepreneurs, see business opportunities, feel they have the skills to start a business).
“Polish women enjoy the same legal rights as men, and have ready access to education, the internet, bank accounts and SME training programs. Poland also has the highest average scores pf potential female entrepreneur leaders,” the research read.
What is worth noting, Poland is one of three countries in the study in which women make up at least 35 percent of senior management.
GWEL is a new data-driven diagnostic tool that identifies the impediments to high-impact female entrepreneurship and introduces actionable steps that can be taken to improve the conditions for high-impact female entrepreneurship development on a national level.
Source: Warsaw Business Journal