The UK government commissioned Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship highlighted that women entrepreneurs are underrepresented in the most productive sectors of the UK economy, and that female entrepreneurship could add a further £250bn to the UK economy.
The Review recommends that encouraging young women to study Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics i.e. STEM subjects, is key to increasing female start-up rates in those sectors.
Women still make up a minority of the STEM workforce, occupying 29.4% of roles.
It is widely accepted that the lack of visible female role models in the STEM industry contributes to the low number of females taking up STEM related careers.
This campaign is an opportunity to identify inspirational female business owners in STEM and Construction, who can act as role models to the future generations. These are women challenging the status quo, in typically male dominated sectors.
Baroness Sandy Verma in conjunction with Jomas Associates, will host this incredible celebration in June 2023.
In conjunction with Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), and Natwest/RBS, this campaign seeks to identify a selection of inspirational female business owners in the STEM sector.
– Are you an inspirational business woman in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths?
– Do you know an inspirational business woman in STEM?
– Do you/they own all or part of the business?
– Has your/their business been trading for more than 12months
All selected finalists will be showcased through various channels, and celebrated at a grand event in London on 22 JUNE 2023