Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index:
If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It!
Dell, with research partner IHS Markit, commissioned the Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities) to assess and compare 50 cities around the world on their ability to foster high-potential women entrepreneurs (HPWE).
Women are critical to our economy, starting businesses at exponential rates. While these businesses contribute greatly to the economy and society, their ultimate potential for impact can be limited due to the financial, cultural and political barriers women often face as they scale their businesses.
Through the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), Dell is helping women-owned businesses get access to the right technology, networks and resources to grow.
Since 2010, Dell has invested in annual research to better understand the obstacles standing in women’s way of not just starting a business, but growing it. The 2019 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities) is designed to arm city leaders and policymakers with actionable, data-driven research on the landscape for women. These key learnings, if supported by local governments, can add up to big changes for women-owned businesses globally.