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Empowering Women in Business
The Rose Review was launched in March 2019 by Alison Rose, our Deputy CEO, at the request of the UK government. The review sets out to identify the disparity between male and female entrepreneurs when starting and scaling businesses, and the barriers facing women.
Alison Rose says this has resulted in 'unrealised potential' for the UK economy. Advancing female entrepreneurship represents a £250 billion opportunity for the UK economy.
Back Her Business. Your business idea, our backing
Thinking of starting a business? We want to support more women to start businesses, so we've teamed up with Crowdfunder to help you get started.
Together we'll help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and we'll also provide free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like minded women.
UK residents with new UK projects can apply. Eligibility (including type of project) and specific criteria apply.
In 2018 we've helped more women than ever to open up new business accounts
Over 500 trained Women in Business specialists are now on hand, ready to nurture and support the business women of tomorrow
Our female-focused podcasts with Mary Portas and Holly Tucker have motivated and inspired women to start and grow even more businesses
250 business support events were held, attended by more than 11,000 women
There was £127.5m in new lending through our Women in Business programme
With our partners Everywoman, we've launched SelfMade, a community of female founders and entrepreneurs scaling their businesses. It's free to join, so why not do it today?
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