In recent years, female entrepreneurship has been on the rise. according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics there are over 1.25 million women in self-employment, including business owners, so why do female entrepreneurs continue to face challenges in starting and growing businesses?
The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CWEL) in conjunction with The Institute of Leadership & Management invite you to join us to hear from leading academics, professionals and entrepreneurs about how they will be collectively working together with local and national policy-makers to promote female entrepreneurship and inclusive leadership.
This event is by invitation only. To book your place or find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
West Midlands Combined Authority
Head of Research
Kate Cooper is head of research, policy and standards at The Institute of Leadership & Management where she shapes an innovative research programme to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens.
Kate joined the Institute from a career in university programme leadership in the areas of management, strategy, leadership and professional development.
She is a conference keynote speaker and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.
Social Entrepreneur & Founder
Rosie Ginday, Social Entrepreneur, Pastry Chef reducing re-offending in young offenders, founder and Director of Miss Macaroon. Rosie Ginday is no average baking businesswoman. Rosie founded Miss Macaroon to combine her passion for beautiful hand-crafted food, baking, and her desire to help disadvantaged young adults in her local area, Birmingham.
Rosie is a winner of the Enterprise Catalyst Social Entrepreneur 2015 awards, the Asian Business Young Entrepreneur Midlands Award 2016 and winner of the Ernst and Young Midlands Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2016
Principal Coach at TRADESCEND and Co-Founder of KOTOMEC