Happy international women’s day! This Thursday we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Enterprise Europe Network is proud to work with women entrepreneurs in all sectors and today we look back at what they have achieved and how we have been able to help them.
Success stories of female-owned businesses we have supported:
- Rend Platings, a Cambridge entrepreneur, wanted to realise her vision for an international sugar kite mark to tackle global problems of obesity and diabetes,
- Nimisha Raja, a South East entrepreneur, teams up with EEN to find a ready market in the high street for her innovative range of nutritious snacks,
- Artificial intelligence finds a role in recruitment: Angela Hood, CEO of a Cambridge start-up that polished its investor profile with help from EEN, is seeing significant growth in the US market,
- Paula Dunne’s beauty products firm breaks into South African market after EEN’s successful search for experienced distributor opens the door,
EEN news regarding female entrepreneurs:
- Laura Ferguson, UK Director of Capital Cell, has been named one of the ‘50 Movers and Shakers of BioBusiness’. The industry accolade comes in BioBeat’s annual report celebrating bioscience’s female leaders and entrepreneurs. Laura also made a select group of 16 ‘Rising Stars’, in the Financial Enablers category, for her leadership in establishing Europe’s first equity crowdfunding platform specialising in life sciences.
- A look at support for women in innovation in the UK, as well as new funding opportunity from Europe:
- Innovative, successful, female… Why award winner Jenna Bowen dreams of the day when “Women in Innovation” ceases to exist.
- Additionally, the European Commission – our main funder – lists support tools for women in business.
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