The 2020 She Means Business programme will be kicked off at an event on 21 January with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg (please contact Lauren to discuss further, contact information below).
The Facebook She Means Business Campaign is on track to deliver digital training to 100,000 of the UK’s female entrepreneurs by the end of 2020. Since its launch in 2017, the iconic campaign has engaged with 50,000 female self-starters, with the aim to double this over the next 12 months.
The 2020 ambition is to broaden and widen the initiative with new elements including a partnership with Growth Hubs so She Means Business is reaching all parts of the country. Enterprise Nation, the organisation that runs the campaign on behalf of Facebook, is looking for interest from 10 Growth Hubs who will benefit from a free event being hosted for local female founders, as well as being part of a national campaign to reduce the enterprise gender gap*.
To express interest, please contact She Means Business campaign manager, Lauren Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3871 2922.
*According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK1 men are still twice as likely as women to start a business. In 2018 the total early stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA) amongst UK men was 10.5 per cent, but only 5.2 per cent amongst women. The UK enterprise gender gap lags behind that in the US where the start-up gap between men and women is much narrower, with women at three-quarters of the male rate.