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Female Founders Forum – Edinburgh Roundtable

  • Barclays Eagle Lab Edinburgh 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

This is part of our Female Founders Forum project – which brings together some of the UK's most successful female entrepreneurs to address how best to support and boost fledgling female founders. It will be attended by some of the region's foremost female entrepreneurs, journalists and key figures from within the investment and entrepreneurial spheres.

The event will examine the leadership techniques of successful female entrepreneurs and is an opportunity to share/seek advice. Topics will include: leadership in pitching, sharing leadership, leadership in a crisis, and shaping company culture.

Combined with three other roundtables taking place across the country, your views will feed into a report that will help inspire and inform other entrepreneurs to greatness. There may also be opportunities for media coverage around the event and videos if that’s something you’re keen to do.


Timings as follows:

12pm-12.45pm: Networking & Lunch

12.45pm: Start discussion

2pm: End discussion

2pm-2.30pm: Networking and filming


More about the Female Founders Forum

The FFF is a joint project between The Entrepreneurs Network and Barclays which seeks to identify barriers to female-led scale-ups. Now in its third year, membership of the FFF has expanded to include the following inspirational founders:

Harriett Baldwin MPAnne Boden, founder, Starling Bank; Erika Brodnock, founder, Karisma Kidz; Alexandra Depledge, founder, Buildpath.comNancy Cruickshank, founder, MyShowcase.comHelen Hayes MPFaye Holland, founder, Confinitive; Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries; Annabel Karmel, founder, Annabel Karmel; Baroness Kramer, Treasury and Economy Spokeswoman; Tamara Littleton, founder, The Social Element; Tamara Lohan MBE, founder, Mr & Mrs Smith; Marta Krupinska, co-founder, Azimo; Dr Jessica Mann, co-founder, Antidote; Henrietta Morrison, founder, Lily’s Kitchen; Sara Murray OBE, founder, Buddi; Fiona Nielsen, founder, Repositive; Gillian Nissim, founder, Parsons, co-founder, Decoded; Cosmina Popa, founder, Conscious Venture Lab; Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs, Barclays; Helen Shaw, founder, Proveca; Anna Sofat, founder, Addidi; Rita Sharma OBE, founder, Best at Travel; Emma Sinclair MBE, founder, EnterpriseJungle; Sam Smith, founder, finnCap; Laura Tenison MBE, founder, JoJo Maman Bebe; Debbie Wosskow OBE, co-founder, AllBright.

2016 saw us bring together big name entrepreneurs and host high-level roundtables where experiences around financing a business were shared and used to form part of our Untapped Unicorns report. In 2017/18 we built on the enthusiasm for practically supporting female entrepreneurs, connecting our members with some of the most ambitious female leaders of start-ups at speed mentoring events in London, Manchester and Cambridge. The culmination of this work was our practical Mentoring Matters report. Both reports have featured in the Telegraph, Guardian, Forbes, among others. Comments from our 2018/19 events will feed into our next report, to be published in September this year.