Invest in Women Hub

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Invest in Women Hub

Demystify fundraising, connect and accelerate female entrepreneurship.

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Invest in Women Hub (IIWH) is a one-stop-shop to provide useful guidance and information to help women achieve their business dreams.

The Hub is run by The Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs (CIFE) which consists of council members including financial institutions, advisory services companies and government organisations.

This was set up as a result of the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, commissioned by the Treasury and led by Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest Group, in 2019. The review has shed renewed light on the barriers faced by women starting and growing businesses in the UK.

In response, the UK government has announced an ambitious to increase the number of female entrepreneurs by half by 2030, equivalent to nearly 600,000 additional female entrepreneurs.

 

Opportunities to help more female entrepreneurs

The priority was to fully understand the barriers which hold UK women back from starting or scaling businesses. By analysing barriers at each stage, the review identified the three most significant opportunities to help more women succeed as entrepreneurs:

  1. Increase funding directed towards female entrepreneurs.

  2. Provide greater family care support for female entrepreneurs.

  3. Making entrepreneurship more accessible for women and increasing support locally, through relatable and accessible mentors and networks.

Resources available on the Invest in Women Hub

The Hub has five main categories along with information about managing a business through Covid and Brexit.

Each page is split out into sub-sections and within each section there are links that go to the Council members pages or IIWH specially created content.

View all the Resources, here

British Business Bank’s role

As a council member, they are there to help the Hub by:

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John O'Donnell
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