Female entrepreneurs across the UK are encouraged to apply to take part in a campaign which showcases inspiring women running their own businesses.
Organised by Small Business Britain, the f: Entrepreneur campaignis opening applications for #ialso 100 2022 from 1 September.
Small Business Britain supports 5.8 million small businesses in the UK. It was founded by Michelle Ovens CBE, who launched f: Entrepreneur on International Women’s Day 2017. The goal of the campaign is to celebrate dynamic businesses led by women by spotlighting role models to inspire all small businesses, as well as offering skills training and networking opportunities.
The #ialso100 campaign is now in its fourth year and features a lineup of 100 female business owners, to recognise the growing tide of women running businesses in the UK while also juggling a roster of roles and responsibilities which support their peers and communities.
One such entrepreneur is Charlotte Khan, founder and owner of children’s shop Moo Like a Monkey in Folkestone, Kent, who features in this year’s #ialso100 line-up.
Research conducted by the campaign earlier this year signalled a strong entrepreneurial outlook among women, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Almost one-fifth (17%) of women in the UK reported considering starting their own businesses, and two-fifths (42%) said they were motivated to turn a passion into a business.
Michelle said: “It’s so inspiring to see female entrepreneurship flourishing so much in the UK today, despite the massive challenges of the last 18 months. We started f: Entrepreneur to celebrate phenomenal women and support their success. It has become clear that amazing things happen when women come together to help each other. I’d encourage any woman running a small business in the UK today who has a fantastic story to tell to get involved and put yourself forward.”
Applications for the f: Entrepreneur #ialso 100 are open until 30 September. It is free to enter, and women can apply HERE