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The 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard: Focus on LATAM and the Caribbean

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The GWEL Scorecard is a data-driven diagnostic tool that identifies the impediments to high-impact female entrepreneurs and introduces actionable steps for governments, corporations, the media, entrepreneur leaders and individuals to improve the conditions to help expand the pool of high-impact female entrepreneurs. This presentation highlights the country results for Latin American and the Caribbean.

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The 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard: Focus on LATAM and the Caribbean

  1. 1. 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard: Focus on LATAM and the Caribbean by ACG Inc. commissioned by Dell, Inc. Presented at the Inter-American Development Bank February 5, 2016 Washington DC
  2. 2. Gender Business Growth Gap 15 million jobs in the USA (#1) 5.8 million jobs in Brazil (#18) 2 million jobs in Chile (#9)
  3. 3. Reluctant Entrepreneurs Potential & Promising Entrepreneurs Die-hard & Privileged Entrepreneurs Not all female entrepreneurs are the same… Source: Aidis, R. (2014) The Melting Middle: Why Public Policy plays a critical role for entrepreneurship development
  4. 4. 2 ) W O M E N U N D E R S T A N D W O M E N 1 ) W O M E N H E L P W O M E N On the Board of Directors Become CEOs and increase women’s salaries 3x more likely to invest in companies with female CEOs Why Women?
  5. 5. 3 ) G R O W T H O R I E N T E D W O M E N E N T R E P R E N E U R S Create a new image of success
  6. 6. #DWEN 31 Countries Studied 70% 76%world’s female population total GDP
  7. 7. #DWEN Business environment Scorecard Index Categories Access to Resources Leadership and rights Pipeline for Entrepreneurship Potential Entrepreneur Leaders Does this country foster growth oriented and scaling businesses? Do women have access to fundamental resources needed for business success? Do women enjoy equal legal rights, social visibility and professional freedom? Do women have the entrepreneurial spirit and skills for business startup? Are there high impact women entrepreneurs?
  8. 8. Canada #2, 69% USA #1, 71% Australia #3, 69% Sweden #4, 68% UK #5, 65% France #6, 62% German y #7, 61% Poland #8, 56% Chile #9, 51% Japan #10, 49% Spain #11, 49% Jamaica #12, 49% Mexico #13, 46% Peru #14, 45% Panama #15, 44% China #16, 44% South Korea #17, 44% Brazil #18, 43% Russia #19, 43% South Africa #20, 41% Malaysia #21, 40% Thailand #22, 39%Nigeria #23, 38% Turkey #24, 36% Uganda #25, 36% Ghana #26, 35% Tunisia #27, 29% Egypt #28, 24% India #29, 17% Pakistan #30, 14% Bangladesh #31, 12% 2 0 1 5 G L O B A L W O M E N E N T R E P R E N E U R L E A D E R S S C O R E C A R D R E S U L T S
  9. 9. #DWEN 2015 Scorecard Rankings total GDP Rank Country Score Rank Country Score Rank Country Score 1 USA 71 10-12 Jamaica 49 23 Nigeria 38 2-3 Canada 69 13 Mexico 46 24-25 Turkey 36 2-3 Australia 69 14 Peru 45 24-25 Uganda 36 4 Sweden 68 15-17 Panama 44 26 Ghana 35 5 UK 65 15-17 China 44 27 Tunisia 29 6 France 62 15-17 S. Korea 44 28 Egypt 24 7 Germany 61 18-19 Brazil 43 29 India 17 8 Poland 56 18-19 Russia 43 30 Pakistan 14 9 Chile 51 20 S. Africa 41 31 Bangladesh 12 10-12 Japan 49 21 Malaysia 40 10-12 Spain 49 22 Thailand 39
  10. 10. Business environment Scorecard Category Results Access to Resources Leadership and rights Pipeline for Entrepreneurship Potential Entrepreneur Leaders HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: USA & Sweden LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Bangladesh HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: UK LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Pakistan HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: USA LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Pakistan HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Nigeria LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Japan HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Australia LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Brazil
  11. 11. #DWEN Business environment Scorecard Category Results for LATAM and Caribbean Access to Resources Leadership and rights Pipeline for Entrepreneurship Potential Entrepreneur Leaders HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Brazil (#16) LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Jamaica (#27) HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Chile (#12) LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Peru (#22) HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Jamaica (#3) LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Chile (#16) HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Jamaica (#3) LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Brazil (#10) HIGHEST SCORING COUNTRY: Chile (#9) LOWEST SCORING COUNTRY: Brazil (#30)
  12. 12. #DWEN Latin America and Caribbean country results Business Environment Gendered Access Leadership and Rights Pipeline for Entrepreneurship Potential Entrepreneur Leaders Overall Performance Categories Brazil Chile Panama Mexico Peru Jamaica
  13. 13. #DWEN Gender Procurement Policy Ratings & Watch List Results Gendered Data Collection Women CEOs Women on Boards Women Senior Managers USA: 5% target South Africa: Preference system for women entrepreneurs ANNUAL BUSINESS CENSUS & GOVERNMENT FUNDING: Chile ANNUAL BUSINESS CENSUS: USA, Germany France, Sweden GOVERNMENT FUNDING: Mexico HIGHEST Nigeria 8% In LATAM and Caribbean countries… Brazil 5% Chile 4% Mexico 3% Jamaica, Peru & Panama 0% HIGHEST France 30% Jamaica 22% LOWEST S. Korea 1% Chile 4% 6 countries missing HIGHEST Russia 40% Jamaica 35% LOWEST Peru 5% 6 countries missing
  14. 14. #DWEN S c o r e c a r d C a l l t o A c t i o n GOVERNMENTS CORPORATIONS MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR LEADERS INDIVIDUALS Women in Trade
  15. 15. #DWEN How corporations use the Scorecard • To assess country differences • Advocate for change through Government Affairs Office • Support for Supplier Diversity: $4 billion USD spent in 2015 • Multiplier effect: Encourage existing suppliers to support diversity • WEConnect corporate member
  16. 16. #DWEN Lessons Learned • Holistic approach is necessary • Data gaps need to be addressed • Inspiration towards action is the first step towards real change
  17. 17. #DWEN
  18. 18. #DWEN G L O B A L W O M E N E N T R E P R E N E U R S L E A D E R S S C O R E C A R D h t t p : / / p o w e r m o r e . d e l l . c o m / g w e l s c o r e c a r d / join our LinkedIn group! ruta@acgimpact.com

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