Do women entrepreneurs have a role to play in the Green Deal? 

Do women entrepreneurs have a role to play in the Green Deal? 

This month, Charlene highlights how the European Green Deal and the European Recovery Plan have great relevance for women entrepreneurs through showcasing a social enterprise business of one of our own members, Aleyda Santos. She argues that programmes to level the...

Financial support for the self-employed during extended lockdown

Financial support for the self-employed during extended lockdown

Follow-up on TOZO (Temporary bridging scheme for self-employed workers) Recently, WBII’s Advisory Board member Sinead Hewson brought an article to our attention that she received from ZZP Nederland, a Dutch association representing sole-traders. The article highlights...

Gender Equality within the EU Recovery Plan *

Gender Equality within the EU Recovery Plan *

This month, Charlene reviews the EU recovery plan through the lens of gender equality and shares how the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is proposing to raise awareness of discrimination within the plan at the G20 in March. Although the recovery plan will...

Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

New Year. New resolutions. A common occurrence for many of us. We, as business owners, do this, every year. And yet ….. 2021 is proving slightly different for Deborah, and perhaps for all of us. In this short article, read Deborah Valentine’s thoughts and reflections...

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

  Sinead HewsonDesign Thinking Facilitator Entrepreneurs must remain agile and adaptable “This year, entrepreneurs will need to continue to adapt to changing conditions. 2021 is the year to ideate, prototype, and test innovative ways of reaching customers to...

In the News

In the News

An historic moment The long-awaited announcement on a beautiful autumn Indian summer day of the election of Kamala Harris as the US Vice-President matched the mood of many of us who have been watching the elections and hoping for the best. This news was especially...

‘Homeworking’ – Autumn Update

‘Homeworking’ – Autumn Update

In this demanding, autumn 2020 business season, many employees continue to work mostly, if not entirely, from home. Those of us who are self-employed have already earned our stripes, and are experienced full-time ‘homeworkers’ with all of the implications that this...

Women and Work

Women and Work

Women and Work When the WBII was founded nearly 15 years ago, our focus was on supporting women who wanted to start a business. Through the many activities organised by members on a volunteer basis - including networking events, training programmes, trade show...