Female Entrepreneurs

Netflix's Girlboss - A Story Career Girls Can Identify With

Sophia Murray | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophia Murray

Sophia is an inspiration to all of us because she speaks to all young women who want to live their lives the way that they want to. It also challenges the notion that company founders need to be male, and that workplaces can't be feminist. Society as a whole has a responsibility and role to play in cultivating the next generation of women leaders.

Three Lessons That Helped Me Move Past My Inner Good Girl And Release A Book In Just 10 Weeks

Nicola Humber | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

As a recovering 'good girl', I have a strong tendency towards perfectionism and following the rules, neither of which are particularly helpful when ru...

Yes She Can - Can't She?

Sybil Bell | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sybil Bell

As I sit here in our all-female office, I ponder the fact that when I was asked to write this piece, I was told it was about "issues faced by women in...

Women In Innovation: Creating Smart Infrastructure - Reinvigorating The River Thames

Anna Hill | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech
Anna Hill

My innovation is called the Thames Deckway; a unique high-impact civil engineering project for smart cities - providing safe, green transport infrastructure. The Thames Deckway will create an exciting cycling experience removed from London's dangerous roads that encourages people to cycle who would otherwise not

A 2017 Message To All The Startup Suffragettes - Let's Get Out There!

Emma Scott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Scott

According to Startup Britain, a remarkable 80 new businesses were born every single hour in the UK last year, with 325,000 new companies registering between January and June alone. These are incredible figures and I am incredibly proud to say that my e-commerce venture can be included in them. I am also incredibly proud to say that I. Am. Female.

She Who Pays The Bills Has The Power?

Emma Tynan | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Tynan

For the first time in my life I was standing in my power, being myself and using my innate gifts and abilities. I felt free to do what I wanted, I stopped apologising and asking for permission, and I was being rewarded for doing so. That felt good. Really good.

Women In Innovation: Creating Autonomous Drone Infrastructure

Siobhan Gardiner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech
Siobhan Gardiner

My innovation, HEROTECH8, brings drone technology to places and people that either wouldn't have the resources, energy infrastructure, or technical know-how to reliably, and safely, operate drone systems. This is not by focusing on the vehicles (although this is a very popular topic at the moment with start-ups) - instead we create autonomous drone infrastructure.

Starting A Business? Hold Tight For One Hell Of A Journey Into The Self

Harjit Sohotey-Khan | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Harjit Sohotey-Khan

I knew starting a business as a solopreneur wasn't going to be easy. The long hours, late nights, sacrificing time and money was sure to lead to some ...

Women In Innovation: Making Nuclear Decommissioning Safer

Kym Jarvis | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Kym Jarvis

My top tip for female entrepreneurs and innovators is to get out there and talk to the people who could benefit from your innovation! They'll help you learn how your industry works and what its needs are. And, most importantly, get help with the things you don't know about and get advice from a business coach - they are priceless!

Women In Innovation: Crowdsourcing Clinical Trials

Dr. Rachel Gawley | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Rachel Gawley

I grew up 10 miles outside Belfast and completed my undergraduate and PhD at Queen's University. I was always a bit of rule breaker, in a good way, a...

Women In Innovation: Automating Structural Scanning

Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn

I never believed I could become an entrepreneur. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a full scholarship to study Global Innovation Design, ...

Women In Innovation: Developing 'Organs-On-Chips'

Dr. Emma Sceats | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Emma Sceats

At CN Bio our aim is to provide drug companies with better tools to speed up the process of finding and testing medicines. We're developing human "Organs-on-Chips", miniature devices which replicate organ function in a laboratory.

Five Amazing Female Founders from MassChallenge UK's 2016 Cohort

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Vana C. Koutsomitis

It can be hard sometimes as an entrepreneur to find the right supportive community to help you grow your business and relate to the problems you face,...

Break From Convention: 5 Reasons To Follow Your Dreams And Become An Entrepreneur

Risa Kawamoto | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Risa Kawamoto

Many people often look at the negative side of starting a business (if there's such a thing in my opinion!). A fear of failure. A fear of success. Getting out of your comfort zone. An unstable income. Working 24/7. If you've always dreamed of starting your own business but keep making excuses, here are the 5 reasons to follow your dreams, take the plunge and become an entrepreneur.

Feminine Power

Jane Fuller | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

How empowering is that for women and men and doesn't it make you happy in these turbulent times!? We really do have the power to change things for the better through our thoughts and beliefs.

Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Scared to Lean In

Adele Barlow | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Chasing corporate success is one thing. When you're chasing the success of your own business, your business often feels like your baby. You nurture it...

From Academia to Ad Tech: Meet Unruly Co-Founder Sarah Wood

Annabel Denham | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK
Annabel Denham

With studies suggesting that women managers are often believed to be less achievement-orientated, competent and capable than their male counterparts, ...

17 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Claire Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Claire Mitchell

Here are 17 ideas to help you make the most of Small Business Saturday, no matter where you are in the world. Small Business Saturday is on 5th December 2015 in the UK and 28th November 2015 in the US.

To All Young Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Ley-Valentin

It is amazing that the proportion of young entrepreneurs is growing steadily. I choose to see this as a tentative sign that the attitude to entreprene...

Writing Out Gender Bias

John Allen | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
John Allen

I thought we all lived in a modern society where things like gender and racial bias if not completely eliminated, were rapidly becoming a thing of the past in the west. It seems not. The fact that Naomi admitted to doing it herself gave me a little relief.

"If She Can See It, She Can Be It'. The Importance of Female Role Models in Tech

Janneke Niessen | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Tech
Janneke Niessen

It's the reality that when people picture a successful entrepreneur that can build and scale a business, they picture a man. It's also the reality that women themselves often assume certain things are not achievable or possible. A British documentary maker summarised this perfectly: "If she does not see it, she can't be it."

29 Startups That Prove the Future of STEM Is Young Women

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Passing your A-level in Computing at 11 is no mean feat, but more than a decade has passed since this happened and I'm unaware of a girl who has come up behind me. I know I'm special - but I also know I'm not *that* special.

Female Entrepreneurship - Top Three Concerns Answered

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a keynote presentation at a meetup for 70 women in tech startups in Copenhagen. As usual, many concerns regarding the true barriers and sacrifices of entrepreneurship as a lone female (and a mother of young children) amongst all the cool tech guys were raised during the Q&A session that followed.

How To Cure Yourself Of Comparisonitis

Dina Behrman | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK
Dina Behrman

Comparisonitis. Say what? It's an epidemic that's spreading. I've been suffering from it myself, and I know a lot of the ladies I speak to have too.....

My Message to Female Entrepreneurs: Embrace the Fear and Take the Plunge

Neelie Kroes | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Neelie Kroes

I have failed many times in my career, but I have also succeeded. And I have definitely learnt more from the former. My belief is this: with every failure in your career, you gain experience and understanding that will benefit you in the future. To fail is to learn. It is a positive.