International Women’s Day 2023

Focused support for female business owners still needed

Female entrepreneurs still need more focused support. Entrepreneurs face rising inflation, supply chain disruption, and a tightened funding landscape.

For International Women’s Day 2023 we are highlighting the latest Rose Review study and presenting some inspirational stories from female founders.

Confidence has been affected but the potential is huge

YouGov research commissioned by the Rose Review in 2022 found that 80% of female entrepreneurs did not feel confident about economic growth in the coming year.

A third of those surveyed expected their businesses to become smaller over that time, and almost half expected fundraising to become more difficult.

Despite this, female entrepreneurs represent huge economic potential for the UK: £250 billion could be added to the UK economy if women matched men in starting and scaling businesses.

Inspiration from female founders on the NatWest Business Show

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