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San Francisco Bay Area is top city for female entrepreneurs


San Francisco Bay Area recently won the number one spot out of 50 cities in the Women Entrepreneur Cities Index for fostering growth of women-owned businesses. PHOTO: Alex Fotos

San Francisco Bay Area recently won the number one spot out of 50 cities in the Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index for fostering growth of women-owned businesses. This index is a global study by Dell Technologies and IHS Markit, that measures a city’s ability to attract and support high-potential women entrepreneurs, and the Bay Area took first position by awarding more women entrepreneurs with capital and mentors.

The top 10 cities in the study were Bay Area, New York, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Paris, Toronto and Stockholm. The cities were ranked based on the impact of local policies, programs and characteristics, as well as national laws and customs to help improve support for women entrepreneurs and the overall economy between 2017 and 2019. The study serves as a tool to advise policy-makers on how to better support women in business.

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“The 2019 Dell WE Cities Report not only ra