Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020

Join 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.

Event Information

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is one of Enterprise Nation’s flagship events. Launching in Bristol before expanding to Edinburgh.

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.

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


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, to include Margarete McGrath, Chief Digital Officer for Dell Technologies for UK and Ireland, Annie Hawkins, Small Business Specialist at Xero, Square 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, Jessica Heagren, founder of That Works for Me and Lara Moloney, Lara Moloney Limited

16:30 -17:00 - Let's talk money, hear from financial experts from TSB, ICAEW, Sarah and Farah, founders of sexual wellness brand Hanx, Ella founder of Fitbakes and Becky Young, CEO of Anti Diet Riot Club, who have all raised capital for their businesses. 

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 with Jess Gosling, founder of Growth and Grace Collective, Irene Moore, founder of Savvy Startup Club, Lucy Elliott, founder of I'm Lucy, Molly Masters, CEO of Books That Matter and Female Start-up of the Year 2019 and, Kim Sprague, founder of Flamingo-Life.

To book a ticket click here.

Event information:


23/10/2020 09:00 - 18:00

Category: People

Organised by:
Enterprise Nation