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 building on the enthusiasm for practically supporting female entrepreneurs, connecting our members with some of the most ambitious female leaders of startups at speed mentoring events in London, Manchester and Cambridge. If you’re keen to get involved, get in touch with Sophie Jarvis.

 
Alexandra Depledge MBE, Co-Founder, Buildpath.com & Hassle.com

Alexandra Depledge MBE, Co-Founder, Buildpath.com & Hassle.com

Nancy Cruickshank, Founder at MyShowcase.com

Nancy Cruickshank, Founder at MyShowcase.com

Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder, Azimo

Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder, Azimo

Dr Jessica Mann, Co-Founder, Antidote

Dr Jessica Mann, Co-Founder, Antidote

Rebecca McNeil, Chief Operating Officer, Business Banking, Barclays

Rebecca McNeil, Chief Operating Officer, Business Banking, Barclays

Henrietta Morrison, Founder, Lily's Kitchen

Henrietta Morrison, Founder, Lily's Kitchen

Sara Murray OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Buddi

Sara Murray OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Buddi

Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs, Barclays

Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs, 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

Laura Tenison MBE, Founder, JoJo Maman Bébé

Laura Tenison MBE, Founder, JoJo Maman Bébé

Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder, Decoded

Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder, Decoded

Emma Sinclair MBE, Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Emma Sinclair MBE, Founder, EnterpriseJungle

Debbie Wosskow OBE, Co-Founder, AllBright

Debbie Wosskow OBE, Co-Founder, AllBright

Cosmina Popa, Founder, Conscious Venture Lab

Cosmina Popa, Founder, Conscious Venture Lab

Sam Smith, Founder, ‎finnCap

Sam Smith, Founder, ‎finnCap