India’s capital New Delhi stands at No 22, among the 25 cities ranked on the latest Women Entrepreneur Cities Index. On June 23, 2016, Dell announced its findings of the 2016 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities), revealing the top 25 global cities fostering high potential women entrepreneurs (HPWE).
The index looks at a city’s ability to attract and foster growth of women-owned firms. It identifies cities, instead of countries in order to show the impact of local policies and programs in addition to national laws and customs.
Building on the past four years of Dell’s research on HPWE, five important categories of city characteristics were identified: capital, technology, talent, culture and markets. These pillars were organized into two groups – operating environment and enabling environment.
The overall rating has 70 indicators, and, of these, 44 have a gender-based component. Individual indicators were weighted based on four criteria: relevance, quality of underlying data, uniqueness in the index and gender component.
Source: Forbes India