Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Inspiration for women in business
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Inspiration for women in business

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The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is one of Enterprise Nation’s flagship events. Launching in Bristol before expanding to Edinburgh, it brings together some of the UK's most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to share ideas, solve challenges and get practical insights on how to start and grow a business.

We sadly can’t all meet in person in 2020 but that doesn’t mean the festival isn’t happening as for the first time we’re taking FFE virtual! Join us from the comfort of your home or office on 23 October for the ninth Festival of Female Entrepreneurs.


You’ll enjoy a day of business inspiration and advice, plus we’ll be crowning the 2020 Female Start-up of the Year winner live on the virtual stage. They will receive amazing prizes to help them and their business flourish and grow. The competition will open for entries in September 2020.


Please be advised the event will be hosted via online platform Hopin. 


We can’t wait to see you at #FFE20


Why attend?



  • Network with like-minded women in business across the UK, from the comfort of your own home

  • Hear from successful entrepreneurs across many industries

  • Gain practical advice on how to grow your business

  • Chat 1-2-1 with sponsors including Facebook, Xero, O2 Business and many more

  • Support our three finalists, pitching on the day to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020!

  • Feel inspired, motivated and empowered to thrive in business


Ticket options


Grab your early-bird ticket for £10, available until midnight on 7 September. Enterprise Nation members get 25% off! Make sure you’re logged in to the website to get your exclusive discount!


We also have an exclusive VIP ticket option for £30 which includes 12-months Enterprise Nation membership, an exclusive virtual networking opportunity with other VIP guests and a virtual goody bag from HUGGG.


If you are an Enterprise Nation member and wish to purchase a VIP ticket please email lauren@enterprisenation.com for an exclusive code to redeem your 25% off. 


Agenda (we’re continuing to add more exciting speakers!)


09:00am- 09:45am – Network, network, network! 


10:00 -10:15 – From Googler to fearless female role-model: The story of Bami Kuteyi, founder of Bam Bam Boogie


10:30 -10:45 – Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, welcomes us to our first ever virtual Festival of Female Entreprenuers


11:00 – 11:30 – Emma Jones interviews BBC The Apprentice 2017 contestant, Elizabeth McKenna


11:45 -12:15 – Social media training hosted by Facebook


12:30 -12:45 – Show our three finalists some support as they pitch live to our panel of judges, to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020


13:00 -13:20 – Why focusing on health and wellbeing makes business sense: Hear from Suzy Beaumont, founder, Change your World


13:20 -14:00 – Network, network, network! 


Break-out room 1 – What a time to be inclusive with Sonya Barlow, founder of Like-minded Females CIC


Break-out room 2 – The seven steps to getting into the press with PR expert Amanda Fitzgerald


14:15 -14:45 – Women in digital panel moderated by Emma Jones, MBE. Hear from expert panelists from XeroDell TechnologiesSquare and Louise Henry, founder of fintech GoHenry


15:00 -15:30 – Emma Jones, MBE interviews Real Housewives’ of Cheshire star and founder of Forever Unique, Seema Malhotra


15:45 – 16:15 – The future of remote-working, hosted by Maria Fernandez, Director of SMB, O2 Business and Jessica Heagren, founder of That Works for Me


16:30 -17:00 – Women in finance panel. Hear from entrepreneurs wgo have raised capital for their business


17:00 -17:20 – Fireside chat with UPS and a successful entrepreneur


17:30 – 18:00 – Join Lauren Malone, She’s Got This lead at Enterprise Nation, for a honest chat with honest women in business about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship


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