Global Entrepreneurship Week November 2014: Top UK events for women

Global entrepreneurship week 2014 womenGlobal Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s leading celebration of startups. Each year in November, hundreds of partners put on local events to support new businesses. Here is our round-up of the top events for women this year.  (note: unfortunately we couldn’t find anything in Scotland or Wales – if you know of any other good events there or elsewhere please list them in the comments at the end of this article).

Business Bootcamp for Women – One Day to Shape-up Your New Business

Norwich, Thursday 20th November

Prowess’s own showcase event for GEW 2014 offers 100 Norfolk women the chance to shape-up their new business or idea in one day. Supported by NatWest and Worldpay, the bootcamp begins with a ‘How they did it’ panel of self-made local business women, including retail and online success story Lisa Angel and award-winning young start-up Samantha Coe of the Wharf Academy.

This inspiring and hands-on event includes creative workshop options, the chance to meet others who are exploring or starting out in enterprise and to find out about the business support and advice available locally.

This free event is aimed at women who are pre-start-up or within the first 12 months of business.

To find out more and book your place, click here.


Virgin StartUp Ignition: Business tricks and insight for amazing women

London, Wednesday 19th November

Virgin StartUp have created a line-up that will bring together women with unique perspectives to help suss out what’s really important when starting a business, share lessons that have already been learnt the hard way, and ultimately boost the number of female-owned companies in UK. Speakers include food business mogul, Annabel Karmel, and Cosmopolitan’s Editor, Louise Court.

The event is aimed at women who are pre-start-up or within the first 12 months of business.

To find out more and book your place click here


Women in Export

Gatwick, Thursday 13th November

Business women from across the South East are set to share their experiences of export success and gain valuable knowledge at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) South East’s second women-led business event this year, focusing on the exciting opportunities in the Far East.

‘Women in Export’, will provide the chance to hear how local women-led companies have succeeded internationally, inspiring business women to look beyond the UK for business.

Come along to find out about the fast growing markets in the Far East and the exciting opportunities they hold,

To find out more and book your place  click here


North West Women’s Enterprise Day

Crewe, Friday 21st November

Now in our 5th year, we have another exciting programme for you – packed full of established favourites but also spiced up with some new twists – and all delivered in our innovative ‘create your own day’ format. Your time is precious and we want you to get as much out of your day with us as possible. So you choose your speakers, workshops and other sessions to suit your own objectives and interests; and plan your day to include a visit to each of our zones – our Living Library of experts, Lucky Dip and Artisan Avenue.

This year’s theme is connecting and our fun, interactive welcome session will help you do just that – with over 250 enterprising women in one place you’re sure to make valuable connections.

To find out more and book your place click here


Northumbria University celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Newcastle, 19th November

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic businesses that have been created by our graduates. Join us to hear about their journey. The event will be organised jointly with Northumbria University’s Student & Graduate Enterprise and the Students’ Union’s Enterprise Society.

For more information click here


Enterprising Women Conference

Gloucester, Wednesday 19th November

The Conference is a landmark event in the Gloucestershire business calendar and the mix of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities make it a must-attend event.

Each delegate leaves with a fabulous ‘goody bag’ with items kindly donated by local businesses.

To find out more and book your place click here


What makes a Portsmouth female entrepreneur

Portsmouth, Wednesday 19th November

Female entrepreneurship takes center-stage this November as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) launches on November 19, 2014. Alongside that event the University of Portsmouth is facilitating an event around entrepreneurship for women in the City.  This event will attempt to celebrate the success of female business women in the City and inspire more to take up the mantle.

Led by Amy Doyle from the University of Portsmouth the event will feature 10 minute talks form women who are successful entrepreneurs or on the road to success.  The speakers are from a wide and varied background and will talk about running businesses from a variety of different angles, including the bedroom boardroom, retraining to start a new career and managing success sustainably.

To find out more click here


Female Enterprise Café

Sheffield, Wednesday 19th November

Inova Consultancy Ltd celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with an engaging Female Enterprise Café event! Participants will have the opportunity to network with inspiring women in a cosy café & to actively take part in conversations led by speakers that will cover: The advantages of using web- resources & social media for entrepreneurs; Fempreneurs’ storytelling: stories of successful female businesses; Doing business in the UK if you are international; Start up a business: Can I do it? What do I need.

This is not an event only for women already in business! Anyone with an interest in celebrating female entrepreneurship is very welcome to join.

For more details and to book your free place click here


It’s Tough At The Top But What About Your Bottom?

Rheged, Cumbria, Wednesday 19th November

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and specifically Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Cumbria Rural Women’s Growth Network presents a networking event with keynote speaker Dale Stafford, founder of ‘The Principal Department’ and author of ‘The Book of Job: The business of people for people in business’ . The presentation focuses on you in your business or leadership role. Chances are that these tough economic times are putting increasing pressure on you and in this turbulent world, knowing what it really takes to achieve results is at the heart of achieving success. What does it take? How do you think your measuring up?

To book your place(s) on this free event please email or call 0845 226 0040. See here for more about the Network and their other activities for women in Cumbria.


WEConnect International Europe Conference 2014

London, Wednesday, November 12

Please join us for a daylong event jam-packed with talks, presentations and breakout sessions that are 100% focussed on helping women business owners to succeed and achieve. Throughout the day, there will also be unique opportunities to network and connect with both other women business owners and representatives from WEConnect International’s global corporate members.

To find out more and book your place click here.

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