July 24, 2019

Toronto is ranked one of the top cities globally for women entrepreneurs: Veronica Sheppard, MaRS

Toronto is ranked one of the top cities globally for women entrepreneurs

Toronto was recently listed as one of the world’s best cities for women in entrepreneurship, landing a spot in the top ten alongside global cities like New York, Paris, London and Seattle.

The annual Women Entrepreneur (WE) Cities Index is a joint venture between Dell Technologies and global research firm IHS Markit aimed at identifying cities that “attract and support high-potential women entrepreneurs.” The survey ranks cities by five criteria:

  1. Markets
  2. Talent
  3. Capital
  4. Culture
  5. Technology

Women entrepreneurs who have launched businesses in Toronto speak directly to the unique qualities that keep putting the city on the world’s radar. For example, Marie Chevrier, founder and CEO of Toronto-based, Sampler, which works to connect consumers to brands through technology that improves the distribution of product samples. Back when she started her company in 2013, she says Toronto offered the supportive ecosystem she needed to hit the ground running.

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