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According to a 2015 report released by BNP Paribas covering the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, India ranks as the most active country for women entrepreneurs. The report finds that an astonishing 49% of entrepreneurs in the country are women, and places India ahead of Hong Kong and France, the other two nations that follow India in terms of active women entrepreneurs.
I'm a 29-year-old American woman who moved to India six years ago with a mission. Over the course of these six years, I have worked for five companies, lived in four cities, launched three startups, failed twice, and threatened to leave India once every month. Setting up a business in India is like getting a Brazilian wax; only instead of being quick, painful, and powerful, it's slow, emotional, and rarely results in orgasmic bliss.