Faaez Samadi
Mar 8, 2017

New Zealand the leading country for female entrepreneurs: MasterCard

Four more Asia-Pacific countries make the top end of the payment brand’s latest study on the conditions needed to promote women business owners.

New Zealand has been named the best country for supporting female entrepreneurship, according to MasterCard’s inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs.

The study, which analysed 54 global economies that account for 78.6 percent of the world’s female workforce, found that while core tenets of female entrepreneurship are necessity and grit, having the right supporting structure is just as crucial.

This includes ease of doing business, access to financial services...

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