Female Founders Forum: Our new group to boost women entrepreneurs


While news that UK businesses raised $3.6bn in VC funding in 2015 is encouraging, it is important to note that women still face far greater difficulties scaling up their businesses than their male counterparts.

As I write the Huffington Post this week, male entrepreneurs in Britain are 86 per cent more likely to be VC funded, and 59 per cent more likely to secure angel investment, than female entrepreneurs.

Which is why we’ve set up our Female Founders Forum – a group of some to he UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs, including Kathryn Parsons, Sara Murray, Rita Sharma OBE, Laura Tenison MBE and Julie Meyer MBE.

Find out more about the project here, or read my HuffPo article on the group here.