Female Founders Forum

The Female Founders Forum is a group of some of the UK's most successful female entrepreneurs. Last year, we brought these figures together to address the finance gap. In 2017/18 we are building on the enthusiasm for practical ways to support women's entrepreneurship, connecting our members with some of the UK's most ambitious female founders at speed mentoring events.

The Female Founders Forum was set up to encourage, support and promote female entrepreneurship. It is a joint Barclays and The Entrepreneurs Network project designed to connect some of the UK’s most inspirational women entrepreneurs with those on the cusp of rapid growth.

2016 saw us bring together big name entrepreneurs and host high-level roundtables where experiences around financing a business were shared and practical advice offered to aspiring female founders. Each roundtable was written up into a briefing paper, and the comments were used to form part of our Untapped Unicorns report.

In 2017/18 we are 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 is our practical Mentoring Matters report. We have exciting plans for 2018/19 – if you’re keen to get involved, sign up to our e-bulletin to be kept updated and get in touch with Sophie Jarvis if you have any questions.

 
  Harriett Baldwin MP,    Minister of State for Africa

Harriett Baldwin MP,  Minister of State for Africa

  Anne Boden , Founder,  Starling Bank

Anne Boden, Founder, Starling Bank

  Alexandra Depledge MBE , Co-Founder,  Buildpath.com

Alexandra Depledge MBE, Co-Founder, Buildpath.com

  Nancy Cruickshank , Founder at  MyShowcase.com

Nancy Cruickshank, Founder at MyShowcase.com

  Faye Holland , Founder,  Confinitive

Faye Holland, Founder, Confinitive

  Margot James MP , Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

  Baroness Susan Kramer  ,   Treasury & Economy Spokesperson

Baroness Susan Kramer, Treasury & Economy Spokesperson

  Tamara Littleton , Founder & CEO,  The Social Element

Tamara Littleton, Founder & CEO, The Social Element

  Tamara Lohan MBE , Founder and CTO,  Mr & Mrs Smith

Tamara Lohan MBE, Founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs Smith

  Marta Krupinska , Co-Founder,  Azimo

Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder, Azimo

  Dr Jessica Mann , Co-Founder,  Antidote

Dr Jessica Mann, Co-Founder, Antidote

  Rebecca McNeil , COO, Business Banking,  Barclays

Rebecca McNeil, COO, Business Banking, Barclays

  Gillian Nissim , Founder,  Workingmums.co.uk

Gillian Nissim, Founder, Workingmums.co.uk

  Rita Sharma OBE , Founder,  Best At Travel

Rita Sharma OBE, Founder, Best At Travel

  Anna Sofat , Founder,  Addidi

Anna Sofat, Founder, Addidi

  Henrietta Morrison , Founder,  Lily's Kitchen

Henrietta Morrison, Founder, Lily's Kitchen

  Kathryn Parsons , Co-Founder,  Decoded

Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder, Decoded

  Helen Shaw ,        Founder,  Proveca

Helen Shaw,        Founder, Proveca

  Laura Tenison MBE , Founder,  JoJo Maman Bébé

Laura Tenison MBE, Founder, JoJo Maman Bébé

  Sara Murray OBE , Founder and Chief Executive,  Buddi

Sara Murray OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Buddi

  Fiona Neilsen , Founder,  Repositive

Fiona Neilsen, Founder, Repositive

  Cosmina Popa , Founder,  Conscious Venture Lab

Cosmina Popa, Founder, Conscious Venture Lab

  Emma Sinclair MBE , Founder,  EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair MBE, Founder, EnterpriseJungle

  Debbie Wosskow OBE , Co-Founder,  AllBright

Debbie Wosskow OBE, Co-Founder, AllBright

  Juliet Rogan , Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs,  Barclays

Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs, Barclays

  Sam Smith,  Founder, ‎ finnCap

Sam Smith, Founder, ‎finnCap