November 9, 2021 GMT, 1:00 pm - November 19, 2021 GMT, 5:00 pm

Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business

This November we’re convening a world-leading virtual summit: Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business.

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Join us as we explore and challenge the gender stereotypes holding women entrepreneurs back from success and equality.

The summit’s line-up includes Cherie Blair CBE QC, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Indra Nooyi, Hon. Julia Gillard AC, Rebecca Enonchong, Fadé Ogunro, Dr. Linda Scott, Anne Kiguta, Barkha Dutt, Henriette Kolb, Shirin Behzadi and many more incredible entrepreneurs, thought leaders and activists. Together, the Foundation, speakers and attendees are united by our refusal to wait the 250 years it is currently predicted to take for women to have economic equality with men.

Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business is for business leaders, policymakers, economic empowerment practitioners, women entrepreneurs themselves and others interested in advancing women’s entrepreneurship across the world.

The summit will offer inspiring keynote speeches, informative presentations, panel discussions, networking, and development opportunities for women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries, as well as the release of the Foundation’s important new policy briefing on how gender stereotypes affect women’s journeys to entrepreneurship.

The full line-up and schedule will be announced in October.

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The Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business Summit will run from 9 – 19 November 2021, 1 to 5pm GMT daily. It is an online event and is completely free-of-charge.

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The summit’s four days will explore the following themes:

  • Day 1 – Tuesday, 9 November: How to tear down the gender stereotypes affecting women’s entrepreneurship.
  • Day 2 – Thursday, 11 November: Race to sustainability: What the private sector can learn from women entrepreneurs in supply chains
  • Day 3 – Tuesday, 16 November: Talking tech: Breaking down barriers for women entrepreneurs
  • Day 4 – Friday, 19 November: Unlocking the power of young women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries to change the world

Together, we’ll set out the clear case for eradicating the gender gap in entrepreneurship and supporting women entrepreneurs, as well as identifying strong calls to action for different stakeholders at every level.

The Summit is free-of-charge to attend and entirely online, open to anyone who wishes to join and help lead the charge to stop women entrepreneurs being held back. Registrations are open now, and you can sign up to our e-newsletter here to find out the full lineup and schedule when we announce it in a few weeks.