The Female Founders Forum was founded in 2016 in partnership with The Entrepreneurs Network, to address a specific problem informed by academic evidence: why too few women-led businesses reach the same economic scale as that achieved by male-led companies. Through its work it encourages, supports and promotes female entrepreneurship.
Our latest report
Inspiring Innovation report delves into the gender funding gap in five key industries – GreenTech, Life Sciences, FinTech, E-Commerce, and AI – all highly innovative and tech driven sectors that can help boost the UK’s health, wealth, environment and productive output.
The report suggests that there are four main barriers that may be preventing female-led businesses from starting up or reaching their full potential: access to equity finance; underrepresentation of female students in STEM subjects; unequal household and childcare responsibilities; and limited access to networks and mentoring opportunities.