If you’re a women entrepreneur, New York City is the best city in the world to start and scale a women-led businesses, according to a new report commissioned by the computing giant Dell. San Francisco, London, Stockholm, and Singapore rounded out the top five. Toronto ranked sixth overall.
The cities were evaluated based on 5 categories of city characteristics: capital, technology, talent, culture, and markets.
Here’s the list of the top 20 cities for female entrepreneurs to start and scale a high-growth business:
1. NEW YORK
2. BAY AREA
7. WASHINGTON, DC
14. HONG KONG
18. MEXICO CITY
19. SAO PAULO
Source: Study, “Rating Global Cities’ Ability To Attract And Support High Potential Women Entrepreneurs,” Dell and IHS, May 2016.