The U.S., Canada and Australia are the top 3 countries for women entrepreneurs… but that still doesn’t mean they enjoy the business opportunities of their male counterparts.

A recent Fortune article offers some explanations.

“Undercapitalization may be part of the reason female entrepreneurs reported such modest growth aspirations: Even in strong business environments, access to capital remains a huge barrier for women who want to scale their companies.”

Additionally, the article explains the barriers of entry for countries where the cultures have yet to grasp the concept of women business owners. Read the full piece here.