fbpx

Higher Education

Countries With The Most Women Business Owners As A Percentage Of Total Business Owners, 2018

Women Business Owner

Australia has come fifth in a list of countries with the most women business owners as a percentage of total business owners.

Ghana is at the top of the list, with 46.4% of businesses owned by women. Following Ghana is Russia with 34.6%, Uganda with 33.8%, New Zealand with 33%, and then Australia with 32.1%.

Only about a quarter of America’s Entrepreneurs are Women:

Out of the 57 countries studied, the United States placed 23rd, with only 25.5 percent of business owners being female.

To create a list, the CEOWORLD magazine reviewed the data from Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs to find out which countries are leading the way when it comes to women-owned businesses. The findings show that while the U.S. has the right conditions for female-owned businesses to thrive, women in America’s motivation to start and run a business is low as compared to the countries with high index score.

Countries With The Most Women Business Owners As A Percentage Of Total Business Owners:

RankCountryWomen Business Owners (As A Percentage Of Total Business Owners)
1Ghana46.4
2Russia34.6
3Uganda33.8
4New Zealand33
5Australia32.1
6Vietnam31.3
7Poland30.3
8Spain29.4
9Romania28.9
10Portugal28.7
11Peru28.3
12Hungary28.1
13Argentina27.7
14Singapore27.5
15Brazil27.2
16Canada27
17Uruguay26
18Bangladesh25.9
19Italy25.7
20Colombia25.7
21Switzerland25.5
22Belgium25.5
23United States25.5
24Germany25.3
25Thailand25.2
26Chile25.1
27United Kingdom25
28France24.6
29Botswana24.5
30Korea24.1
31Philippines23.9
32Czech Republic23.6
33China23.1
34Denmark23
35Hong Kong SAR22
36Ecuador21.9
37Sweden21.8
38Costa Rica21.6
39Taiwan20.6
40Ireland20.1
41Mexico19.3
42South Africa18.8
43Nigeria17.8
44Israel17.5
45Japan16.8
46Malaysia16.7
47Indonesia15.8
48India11
49Tunisia9.9
50Ethiopia9.5
51Turkey8.5
52Malawi8
53Algeria7.9
54Islamic Republic of Iran6.1
55Egypt3.3
56United Arab Emirates2.8
57Saudi Arabia1.4

Leave a Reply

Alexandra Dimitropoulou
Deputy executive editor at the ​CEOWORLD magazine. Writer, internet person, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. Passions: health & wellness, coffee, running & dogs.
Share via