Business Owner

Female Founder or Business Owner?

Damn right.

Increase your business revenue and improve efficiency.

Join us (virtually) in October at the 3rd edition of Women in Business Expo.

The pandemic saw the rise of the entrepreneur. But in what way do businesses need to adapt to thrive in this post-pandemic life? And for those in the UK, a post-Brexit future?

In the HM Treasury’s 2019 “Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship”, they shared that up to £250 billion of new value could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as UK men. Imagine having the resources and knowledge to grow your business, so you generate more revenue and are seen as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) you are.

Why attend?

Be inspired by female trailblazers

Listen to success stories from influential female founders and entrepreneurs who have grown and scaled their businesses.

Find the right business solutions

Engage in roundtable discussions with leading providers for business solutions. Learn how to take your business to the next level.

Agility, innovation, resilience

Learn from leading companies how to adapt and create a business resilient to change in a post-pandemic and post-Brexit world.

Find your community

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs who are focused on scaling their businesses and share insights. 

60+

world-class speakers

5,000+

attendees

1-to-1

meetings

60+

leading companies

10+

roundtables & networking

About the event

The #1 business event for women, looking for guidance, solutions and expert advice to adapt your business in an ever-changing climate.

Women in Business Expo is focused on advancing female leadership, centering conversations on propelling diversity in entrepreneurship, and providing solutions for female founders and business owners to thrive.

A brilliant 2 days, so well organised a great line up. I thought I would miss seeing people in person, but actually I met lots of new people and was able to network. A great mix of speakers, exhibitors and attendees.

Mo

A wonderful 2 days spent listening to some of the most influential women in business.

Lisa

Very impressed with how this was done digitally - never seen a virtual conference like this!

Sarah

A huge help for me in understanding where to focus my attention throughout my first year of business. I've now got new ideas to implement, as well as the names of companies to go to for further information and to use their services in the future.

Jessica

Last year’s must-attend business sessions 

An updated seminar programme will be shared closer to the event date.

How to achieve greater confidence in you and your business

Jamie Fergus Crockett, Founder and CEO of Developing Business Performance

Developing an Inclusion Learning Mindset

Aduke Onafowokan, Lead Consultant at Inclusivitii

How to create a successful online presence for your business or personal brand

Camille Simpson, Head of Product Marketing at 123 Reg

Establishing Real Customer Success

Harriet Ansell, Customer Success Manager EMEA at Maximizer CRM

Join us as a business owner in October!

General ticket

£15
£20
  • Access to the two-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading providers offering solutions to save you time and money in business operations
  • Network with like-minded women/women-identifying business owners 
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders/entrepreneurs, hearing from their personal stories and how-to sessions.
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice on business growth strategies to increase revenue and profitability
  • Take part in roundtable discussions with top companies - learn how to double your income, increase client retention, and manage your business finances
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
Buy ticket!

VIP Ticket

£50
£60
  • Access to the two-day virtual live event
  • Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with leading providers offering solutions to save you time and money in business operations
  • Network with like-minded women/women-identifying business owners
  • Attend seminars from iconic business leaders/entrepreneurs, hearing from their personal stories and how-to sessions.
  • Join live Q&As with industry experts sharing practical advice on business growth strategies to increase revenue and profitability
  • Take part in roundtable discussions with top companies - learn how to double your income, increase client retention, and manage your business finances
  • On-demand access to all speaker content for 30 days
  • Access to Women in Business & Tech Clubs (exclusive virtual meetups throughout the year)
  • PLUS 30-minute coaching taster session with accredited Barefoot coach
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 Business Owner roundtable discussions

To be considered for a roundtable you must purchase your ticket and express your interest on the registration form. For any queries, please email fiona@hubexhibitions.co.uk

Ready to break the habit of self-doubt?


Details: Wednesday 13th October, 1:30-2:30pm 

Objectives: Discuss issues highlighted by the Rose Review regarding the barriers that female entrepreneurs face in the UK. Showcase McDonald’s as a franchisor and how we can support women to achieve their career and business aspirations. Remove the barriers and dispel some of the myths that exist for women who want to start their own business.

Synopsis: Take the leap and dive in! How could you leverage the might of an iconic brand to achieve your goals and dreams? This virtual roundtable will be an open discussion between McDonald’s Franchisees and some of its senior stakeholders.

You’ll learn about what it’s like to be a McDonald’s Franchisee from the individuals that know it best and how franchising can tackle some of the barriers that female entrepreneurs face, such as access to funding, work/life balance and flexibility around family , support and role models and the perception of lack of skills and confidence.

Moderator/ Speakers: Stephanie Gayet, Head of Franchising at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

Entry criteria: Women who are inspirational leaders seeking to elevate their career and explore a new trajectory, Business starters and owners, Returners who may be looking for greater flexibility e.g Managing Director, Director, Co-Founder, Founder, Board Member, Sales Director/Manager, Partner, Owner, CEO. Industries may include finance, HR, engineering, IT, marketing, consultancy, real estate, construction, retail and SME owners.

No minimum qualifications are required although those preferred are;

  • Degree level education
  • Owner of a business or has experience with retail or multi-site retail
  • Has managed a team of 20+ people
  • Strong financial position (i.e. salary of £60k+, net worth of £250k+)
  • Involvement in their community
A More Cyber Secure Future in a more Hybrid World

Details: Thursday 14th October, 10-11am

Objectives: To discuss cyber security and specifically how this impacts small businesses.

Synopsis: The world of work has changed dramatically over the last 18 months. Hybrid/remote working is here to stay, and ecommerce sales are now an essential route to market for many businesses. Yet too few small businesses truly understand the extent of the challenges they face when it comes to a range of cyber security threats including ransomware, data breaches, Wi-Fi vulnerability, Phishing and ‘Cloud Hacking’.

This roundtable sponsored by Dell Technologies and facilitated by leading cyber security expert, Lisa Forte, brings together an authoritative panel of business owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities this new world of work presents to the UK small business community, including key practical steps on how to enhance your cyber security and secure your business.

Moderator/ Speakers: Lisa Forte, Cyber Security Expert; Partner at Red Goat Cyber Security; Co-Founder - Respect in Security.

Entry criteria: Small businesses of 1-99 employees: Business Owners; IT Decision makers; Women in Tech; Entrepreneurs; Business founders; Business Starters; Business Directors. Must have responsibility or part of the decision-making process for the IT security of their small business

Managing the Juggle: balancing your career and life in the new era of work

Details: Wednesday 13th October, 11-12pm

Objective: To share their insights and reflect on the skills they have developed and share their best tips and tricks.

Synopsis: Led by Grazia’s Rebecca Holman, Magic Radio’s Kaylee Golding and Bauer’s Simone Thomas, this roundtable will discuss the cognitive overload women may face trying to juggle work and personal life, returning to work after maternity leave or starting a new job in the industry – and what Bauer and other companies have done to make this as easy as possible. The discussion will focus particularly on the past year and the impact Covid/working from home/hybrid working has had on females and working parents, now and in the future.

Entry criteria: Anyone from any industry.

Join us as a Business Owner in October!