Who run the world?
The growth of the number of female entrepreneurs and female-run enterprises have grown increasingly on a global scale, thus lifting the growth of national economies as well as, of course, contributing to household incomes. With the pandemic, more and more women took to building the empire that they had always thought about. Female-run businesses both great and small have a strong circuit behind them- and what better than to be supported by fellow female entrepreneurs?
There are so many platforms out there, worldwide, that bolster women in business or female founders to be the best they can be. To support them, discuss and share ideas and insights from their industries and to offer advice and guidance if and when it is needed most. No wonder the queen Beyoncé herself wrote that iconic lyric…
Keep reading to discover our top 4 fave platforms for female entrepreneurs.
Founded by Fiona Grayson, can.did is an online platform that offers 24/7 access to their digital network to connect with fellow business owners who can answer all your burning questions. There is also an amazing podcast run by Fiona herself, whereby the reality of running and sustaining a business as a woman in the UK is brought to the forefront. Candid chats with other women in business about their successes and challenges is nothing short of inspiring and definitely worth a listen!
Prowess is an online hub that supports women in business from the start-up stage and beyond. There are insightful guides throughout the platform, such as guides to initialising your start-ups, growing your business, marketing and social media tips, plus so much more. One thing that we absolutely adored about this platform in particular, was the attention being paid to supporting the wellbeing of women in business. If you visit the site’s Wellbeing drop-down menu, you can see a list of resources from motivational pieces, to focussed work on enhancing your mindset. It is clear that Prowess can support your journey as a woman in business, as well as caring about your general mental health and wellbeing.
HeyMama is an online community, based in the US, that unites mothers who are growing businesses, as well as families. You can also join their tailor-made sub-community, whereby you can connect with other mamas who are in a similar industry, motherhood stage and/or location to you. Collaboration with other ‘HeyMama’ members is possible too, so you can come together, build and share ideas with one another - perfect if you are seeking an outside perspective. We love this platform because at its core, it really hones in on that work/life balance that so many working mothers around the world may struggle with. It really is lovely to know that, if you need a platform who understands the challenges faced within motherhood as well as being a boss woman in business, it is out there.
4. Women Mean Biz
Since you’re here and you’ve gotten this far through the post, it is clear that you are interested in expanding your business, learning new skills, and growing as a business woman. Well, Women Mean Biz is another great platform whereby all this, and more, is possible. The networking opportunities are endless as you can help grow your business with the aid of expert advice within the Women Mean Biz community. Further to this (and this may be the best part), there are a number of groups dotted around the UK, so be sure to select the group that is closest to you as there is an unmissable monthly get-together in each location for members to lunch, chat, share ideas and make things happen!
How far will you go?
No matter which platform you go to after reading our top picks, even if you choose an alternative that suits you better (maybe even no platform at all), women are the future - especially the future of business. We know you will go far...stratospheric heights even.