A Mastercard survey indicates that Vietnam is among the top ten markets for proportion of women business owners.

 

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs looks at 54 economies. It shows that Bangladesh (31.6 percent), Vietnam (31.4 percent) and China (30.9 percent) made the list of the top ten markets for proportion of women business owners as a percentage of total business owners.

In these countries, women capitalize on business opportunities that do not rely on knowledge or innovation assets alone.

The survey says the low scores of markets such as India, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are indicative of the fact that cultural biases against women severely undermine their ability to rise to positions of leadership and take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities.-VNA