International Women's Day: Opportunities not to miss for female entrepreneurs

International Women's Day: Opportunities not to miss for female entrepreneurs
Lorna Bladen
Lorna BladenOfficial

Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2022

The women we see across the nation every day of the year are daring and ambitious. They are starting new businesses, becoming their own boss, and growing successful ventures.

The costs of starting a business have come down at the same time as a desire for freedom and flexibility has risen. This has led to record start-up rates across the UK, yet the fear of failure, lack of confidence, unconscious bias and a supportive network can hold women back.

Women like you are the force behind amazing businesses and, with a little help, you could do the same. We've aggregated events to get involved in this International Women's Day.

Digital content creation for female founders


In this free webinar, Lucy Hall and Enterprise Nation's Roisin Skinner discuss how female founders can create great online content.

Lucy is the director and co-founder of Avviso Media and also founded Digital Women, a community set up to bring digital skills to more than one million women.

Lucy shares details of her own start-up journey about how she created her brand and built an effective online presence.

Female founder fireside chat


Watch this video to hear a panel of female founders share honest stories, advice and tips for growing a successful venture as a woman in business. The panellists are:

Female entrepreneurs – the secrets of their success


In this Lunch and Learn, authors Ruth Saunders and John Smythe offer tips for aspiring female entrepreneurs who are starting out or growing their businesses.

This is based on their interviews with 52 successful women for their book Female entrepreneurs – the secrets of their success.

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Lorna Bladen
Lorna BladenOfficial
Lorna Bladen is the Head of Marketing at Enterprise Nation. Lorna has over ten years of experience working in marketing. Previous roles include: Head of Marketing at Escape The City Head of Partnerships at Moneypenny Working as a freelance marketing consultant. Lorna is based in Brighton, West Sussex and is open to supporting small businesses across the UK. Lorna's mentoring experience Lorna has over ten years of experience working with small businesses at a senior level. She is excited to use their expertise, along with their leadership and management skills to support a small business to grow. Lorna has also recently undertaken training with the Association of Business Mentors. How Lorna can help your business Lorna can help you with social media, digital marketing, content production and partnership building. Lorna has experience working with small businesses across a number of different sectors - including fashion, homewares, food and service-based businesses. Lorna will act as a sounding board and guide you through 1:1 mentoring. Lorna will be a good listener, ask the right questions, and be passionate about helping you achieve your business goals.

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