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Edition 11 of Female Founder Office Hours takes place on Thursday 18th April!

Last updated on 27 March 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

Applications for Edition 11 of the Female Founders Office Hours on Thursday 18th April 2024 are now live! They will close on Tuesday 26th March 2024. Female Founder Office Hours (FFOH) is the largest diversity and inclusion initiative in venture. Started by the Playfair Capital team in 2019, FFOH has already brought together over 2,200…

The Gender Index Report 2024 goes live!

Last updated on 11 March 2024

Written by Lizzy Duncan

What is the Gender Index? They map every active UK company – over 4.5 million in total – in real time, providing a clear picture of the UK company landscape analysed by gender, sector, investment type, ethnic minority leadership and more. The Gender Index aims to spotlight the opportunities and challenges female-led companies face, driving…

Women-Led High-Growth Enterprise Taskforce calls for more investment in women-led ventures

Last updated on 5 March 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

A report by the Women-led High-Growth Enterprise Taskforce has called for more investment in female-led ventures to drive the UK’s ambitions to become a tech superpower by 2030. Advocating for significant reevaluation of investment strategies with only six per cent of high-growth enterprises being wholly or majority led by women. The Taskforce chaired by Anne Boden, founder of Starling Bank, since…

Department for Business & Trade Female Founders Cohort 2024

Last updated on 22 February 2024

Written by Lizzy Duncan

Are you a leading female technology founder in the UK? Want to raise awareness of your Start-Up across the UK and globally? If so, this competition is for you. HM Treasury has estimated that the UK could benefit from up to £250bn in new economic value if women in the UK started and scaled businesses…

365 Business Finance #SheLeads campaign celebrates trailblazing Women in Business

Last updated on 25 January 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

The #SheLeads campaign, presented by 365 Finance, a pioneering initiative inspired by the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship  delves into the stories of trailblazing entrepreneurs Kathryn Strachan, Katie Cope, Karolina Ba, as well as co-founders Bridget Greenwood and Dr. Amber Ghaddar. #SheLeads is a platform dedicated to empowering women in entrepreneurship, shedding light on the remarkable…

UBS 2023 Female Founder Award winner announced

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Last updated on 15 December 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

The UBS Female Founder Award ceremony took place live on LinkedIn on the 14th December announcing  Ana Mahony, Addition Wealth, as this year’s winner.  Mélanie Keïta, Melanin Kapital, who was also named this year’s Rising Star.  The UBS Female Founder Award recognizes outstanding achievements by female entrepreneurs in fintech and enterprise tech and is judged on their…

UK Government and cross-industry leaders launch new-look ‘Invest in Women Hub’ to help female entrepreneurs secure finance

Last updated on 25 January 2024

Written by Rachel Citron

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT), in partnership with the Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs (CIFE) has unveiled the new-look Invest in Women Hub at a launch event in Manchester. The Invest in Women Hub is the go-to resource for female founders seeking to understand how to access the finance needed to start,…

Launching the Invest in Women Hub at UBS in Manchester

Last updated on 27 November 2023

Written by Rachel Citron

Last week we celebrated the Invest in Women Hub with an event hosted by UBS in Manchester. Representatives from across the entrepreneurial landscape including female founders and investors came together to discuss the current landscape for entrepreneurs in Manchester and across the UK. We opened with a fantastic keynote from Emma Wheeler, member of the Council…