A new study identifies the extraordinary rise in the number of female entrepreneurs in the US and the cities where entrepreneurial women thrive.

By Amy Noble (Editor, Women 2.0)

Since 1997, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has grown by nearly 60%: an impressive figure by any standards. In honor of Women’s History Month, consumer advocacy site NerdWallet wanted to find out more about the top cities that provide the best conditions for female entrepreneurs.

They based this study on:

  • Number of businesses
  • Percentage of women-owned businesses
  • Median women’s salary
  • Percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Unemployment rate

So which city came out top? D.C. claimed the number one spot, followed by tech hubs San Francisco and Seattle. Take a look at the others below.


The Entrepreneurial Woman

Amy-1141bAbout the guest blogger: Amy is a freelance editor and writer based in London. She is also a copywriter and project manager at a branding and creative agency and a freelance translator (from French into English). She studied Modern Languages at Queens’ College, Cambridge.