With International Women’s Day falling on 8th March this year, we will be holding a roundtable the following day to reflect and discuss the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs. Often, the gender bias experienced in the world of business and entrepreneurship is overlooked or misunderstood by those who do not or have not experienced it.
This facilitated discussion is an opportunity to hear from those who have experienced or understand the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, to share your own experience and/or ask questions.
The chat will hosted by Freelance Heroes Cofounder Annie Browne who will be joined by Lesley Williams, Emma Willder and Alexis Charkiw.
Find out more about our panel below and sign up to join us on March 9th.
About the Speakers
Starting a business from her kitchen table as a mother of two young children, Annie knows exactly what it takes to grow a business, build resilience as an entrepreneur and keep the cogs turning effectively and efficiently.
As the director of Hello My PA, Annie leads a team of virtual assistants, offering remote back office support to small UK businesses and enabling business owners to move to the next level.
Annie is also a Non-Executive Director for Welsh ICE and one of the Directors at Freelance Heroes – woohoo!
Emma established Beyond Profit in 2017 having taken the leap into self-employment. She has worked in the charity sector for over 15 years managing multidisciplinary teams ranging from finance to marketing. She supports small and medium-sized charities with their finance and governance. With a proven track record in both these areas, she is passionate about sharing this with others.
Founder of Right Click Accounting, a digital bookkeeping firm supporting SME’s understand and feel more confident about their business finances. Alexis has extensive knowledge on running a business from product, service and tech. She has managed 6 figure government budgets and hosts various training workshops for Welsh initiatives. She’s really passionate about business growth and supporting women in business.
Lesley holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Practices from a Gendered Perspective, has been involved with a number of research projects studying women’s access to business and was on the advisory board for the Women’s Enterprise Hub.
Lesley founded her own business and experienced first-hand many of the key barriers young women face when launching and growing a business. In her current role as Outreach Director at Welsh ICE, she is passionate to make waves to close diversity gaps in entrepreneurship, to inspire and support more women into business, ultimately to encourage a fairer more equal and prosperous society for us all to benefit from.
Date9th March 2022, 12:30 - 13:30