Global Entrepreneurship Week: Top Events for Women 2015

GEWGlobal Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the annual celebration of all things enterprising. This year it is on November 16-22. There are events happening all over the UK (and indeed the globe). Here are our top picks for women.

Spark! Business Bootcamp for Women

Norwich, Tuesday 17th November

Join Prowess for our own GEW event.  Spark is for women in the early stages of running their business or who are thinking about starting a business or social enterprise. This inspiring and hands-on day brings together excellent speakers, interactive workshops and the chance to meet other women like you. We”ll also introduce you to great sources of support and advice to keep you motivated after the day is over. Click here to book now.


North West Women’s Enterprise Day

Cheshire, Friday 20th November

Now in it’s 6th year. The unique pick and mix menu ensures that you can create the day that works best for you – do as much (or as little) as you wish. To see the full programme pop over to


Inspiring women to ‘Make it Happen’ – GEW 2015 Meetup

London, 19th November

Do you have a great idea about a business but aren’t quite sure how to make it a reality? Join Virgin StartUp, Virgin Unite, and WeWork as we celebrate Global Entrepreneuship Week and explore the process of starting a business from pencil to production by drawing on the experiences of some of London’s most exciting female entrepreneurs. – Book here


Women in Entrepreneurship Evening in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Thursday 19th November

This event aims to celebrate successful entrepreneurs and inspire the next generation of women looking to establish their own business. Book here:


Start Right in Business for Women Seminar

Enfield, Tuesday 17th November

Join Enterprise Enfield for this workshop, designed by women, for women, covering the basics of running a business including: finance, marketing, business planning as well as selling yourself, building confidence and how to juggle work-life responsibilities.

Click here to book.

PLUS- Find out about how you can apply for FREE intensive support – training, mentoring and personal coaching to get your business up and running –  RSA Trust Inspiring Women Programme (6 month programme starting Jan 2016 – July 2016).


Empowering Women Summit 2015 – Technology & Entrepreneurial Focus

London, Wednesday 18 November

The Theme for this year’s Empowering Women Summit is ‘Technology’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’. Hear from Senior Leaders. Learn to use Technology in an Enterprising and Innovative Way. Networking and Connection for Life, Business and Career Success…  Book here:


Women in Enterprise Conference, Canterbury, Kent

Kent, Wedneday 18th November

The conference showcases a select list of female entrepreneurs and business women across Kent and the UK who will present their secrets of success and how you can become a high-profile business person. Corresponding with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), this years theme will be “Make It Happen”.

The event will open at 10.45am and will be opened by Carole Barron, Director of Innovation and Enterprise, and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor. There will be speaches from: Amanda Cottrell, Chairman of Visit Kent and Kent Ambassador; Julie Barnsley, Head of Private Banking Metro-Bank; Gabriella Oakley, Inspiring Women Engagement Manager at Education and Employers Taskforce; and Hilary Stteel, Editor of Women in Business Magazine.


Women’s event: Grow your business – Think international

Birmingham. Wednesday 11th November.

Join UKTI in Birmingham for a full day seminar focused on women led business and how to incorporate international sales into your plan.  Book here.


Business Workshops For Enterprising Women at Exeter Central Library

Exeter, Thursday 19th November

New business workshop offering for enterprising women will involve speakers sharing their business journey and expertise. Cosmic on social media and how to make the most of it. Peer support, short presentations and interactive workshops on customer profiling, funding, time management and more. See here for more information. 

Lincolnshire Women’s Enterprise Day

Grantham, Tuesday 17th November

A packed day of workshops, networking and inspiration.  For more information see here.


Celebrating Enterprising Women Event

London, Monday 16th November

Any London based female entrepreneurs – whether you are just thinking about starting a business or if you have already started up or been trading for some time and now need to plan for growth.

Come and learn about funding options, discuss common business problems and how to overcome them and network with other businesses and the London Small Business Centre team.  See here for more.

Yorkshire WiRE Conference

York, Tuesday 17th November.

Women already in business or those thinking about starting their own enterprise are invited to be inspired by like-minded women. There will be opportunities to talk to and learn from local business women, find out what business support is available, meet new contacts and learn about the WiRE network and the tremendous amount of support and promotion it provides.  More here.

The Pram in the Hall: Balancing Motherhood with Running a Business

London, Thursday 19th November.

Join this event at the British Library to  where panel members will share their in-sight, expertise, hints, tips and strategies on effectively balancing motherhood with the demands of starting, growing and running a successful business and making recommendations for ways in which women business owners can be better supported to achieve their potential.   More here.


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