The “Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard,” conducted by Ruta Aidis for Dell in 2015, surveyed 31 countries to find out which countries women entrepreneurs are most likely to succeed in. The ranking was based on various criteria: the entrepreneurial environment, women’s access to the job, women’s leadership and rights, the female entrepreneurial ecosystem and the share of women-led start-ups.
The researcher then ranked each country by points. The United States occupies the first place with 71 points, France comes sixth in Europe with 62 points. The European nation leading the ranking is Sweden with a score of 68 points.
France is at the top of the ranking for the criterion “access to the profession for women.” It is also one of the few countries with nearly 30% of women in a management team.
According to a study carried out in 2016,554,000 businesses were created in France, an increase of 6% compared to 2015. Among entrepreneurs, 40% were women. Seventy-three percent of them have set up businesses in human health and social work and 67% in household services.