What went right this week: women on the board, plus more good news

Sticking with feminine illustration…

A file variety of ladies launched a enterprise within the UK final 12 months, regardless of the gloomy financial outlook. 

Some 150,000 corporations had been created by feminine entrepreneurs in 2022, greater than twice the variety of 2018. Feminine-led corporations now characterize a fifth of all UK companies, up from 16 per cent in 2018.

The figures are from the Rose Review 2023, an unbiased evaluation of feminine entrepreneurship, led by the CEO of NatWest Group, Alison Rose. It means that the UK financial system may benefit from a £250bn enhance if ladies arrange companies on the identical fee as males. 

“It’s a testomony to the resilience and entrepreneurialism of feminine founders that they’re creating extra corporations than ever earlier than, and the Rose Evaluate is increasing its assist for his or her work,” stated Rose.

“We’ll proceed to supply recent initiatives providing mentorship, steering and inspiration for founders, alongside securing new commitments from monetary providers establishments to make it simpler for female-led corporations to entry important capital.”

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