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Female Powered Businesses

Making the UK the best
place in the world to be a female entrepreneur



The core aim of the Taskforce is to create a bespoke funding pot of more than £250m for female-powered businesses through private capital. This will help address the wider challenges that female entrepreneurs specifically face to unlock their potential to establish and grow their enterprises.

We also want to make it easy for women to invest in other women – it’s the only way we’ll break the decade-long cycle of only 2% capital investment going to all-female powered teams in the UK.



Debbie Wosskow OBE

“…I know first-hand the importance of breaking down barriers and making meaningful change for female-powered businesses.”

― Debbie Wosskow OBE

“…I believe the key to the UK’s growth will be enabling every single entrepreneur in this country to thrive…together we can make a real difference.”

― Hannah Bernard OBE

The new Taskforce will be industry-led, government-backed, and co-chaired by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow and Barclays’ Hannah Bernard, with Small Business Minister, Kevin Hollinrake, representing the government. Full membership of the Taskforce will be set out in due course.



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We’re working to unlock private investment for female business leaders like you.


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For too long, innovative female founded businesses have been held back due to a lack of funding. We’re on a mission to change that, and we need your help.

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