FSB has recently collaborated with Darwin Gray LLP and the University of South Wales in order to run an event on focused on female entrepreneurship and one of the big taboos facing women in business – talking about money.
The day brought together female entrepreneurs from across South Wales and offered various networking opportunities, as well as a keynote speech from financial planner and money coach, Catherine Morgan, as well as a panel discussion on women in business and access to finance.
Previous FSB Wales research has found that in every constituency in Wales, for every self-employed woman there are at least two self-employed men, which shows that there are still significant barriers faced by women seeking to start a business. One of these, is money.
However, it has been estimated that if we can equalise economic participation, the economy could grow by up to 10% by 2030. This makes it clear that there is a clear economic imperative behind the need to get more women into business.
FSB South Wales Development Manager, Rob Basini, said: “It was a pleasure to coordinate this event alongside Darwin Gray LLP and the University of South Wales, following the success of our ‘mumtrepreneur’ event earlier this year.
“Women face considerable barriers in accessing finance for their business, and it is FSB’s mission to help women understand and access finance options for their business. That’s why we were so pleased to take part in this event and will continue to do so in the future.”