Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020


23rd October 2020

09:00 - 18:00 BST




Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Inspiration for women in business


The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is one of Enterprise Nation’s flagship events. Launching in Bristol before expanding to Edinburgh, it brings together some of the UK's most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to share ideas, solve challenges and get practical insights on how to start and grow a business. 

We sadly can’t all meet in person in 2020 but that doesn’t mean the festival isn’t happening as for the first time we’re taking FFE virtual! Join us from the comfort of your home or office on 23 October for the ninth Festival of Female Entrepreneurs.

You’ll enjoy a day of business inspiration and advice, plus we'll be crowning the 2020 Female Start-up of the Year winner live on the virtual stage. They will receive amazing prizes to help them and their business flourish and grow. The competition is now open for entries

Please be advised the event will be hosted via online platform Hopin. 

We can’t wait to see you at #FFE20


Why Attend?


  • Network with like-minded women in business across the UK, from the comfort of your own home 
  • Hear from successful entrepreneurs across many industries 
  • Gain practical advice on how to grow your business 
  • Chat 1-2-1 with sponsors including Facebook, Xero, O2 Business and many more 
  • Support our three finalists, pitching on the day to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020!
  • Feel inspired, motivated and empowered to thrive in business 


Ticket Options


Grab your early release ticket for £10, Enterprise Nation members get 25% off! Make sure you're logged in to the website to get your exclusive discount!

We also have an exclusive VIP ticket option for £30 which includes 12-months Enterprise Nation membership, an exclusive virtual networking opportunity with other VIP guests and a virtual goody bag from HUGGG.




09:00am- 09:45am - Network, network, network! 

10:00 -10:15 - From Googler to fearless female role-model: The story of Bami Kuteyi, founder of Bam Bam Boogie

10:30 -10:45 - Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, welcomes us to our first ever virtual Festival of Female Entreprenuers

11:00 - 11:30 - Emma Jones interviews BBC The Apprentice 2017 contestant, Elizabeth McKenna

11:45 -12:15 - Social media training hosted by Facebook 

12:30 -12:45 - Show our three finalists some support as they pitch live to our panel of judges, to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020

13:00 -13:20 - Why focusing on health and wellbeing makes business sense: Hear from Suzy Beaumont, founder, Change your World

13:20 -14:00 - Network, network, network! 

Break-out room 1 - What a time to be inclusive with Sonya Barlow, founder of Like-minded Females CIC 

Break-out room 2 - The seven steps to getting into the press with PR expert Amanda Fitzgerald

14:15 -14:45 - Women in digital panel moderated by Emma Jones, MBE. Hear from expert panelists, to include Margarete McGrath, Chief Digital Officer for Dell Technologies for UK and Ireland from XeroSquare and Louise Henry, founder of fintech GoHenry

15:00 -15:30 - Emma Jones, MBE interviews Real Housewives' of Cheshire star and founder of Forever Unique, Seema Malhotra

15:45 - 16:15 - The future of remote-working, hosted by Maria Fernandez, Director of SMB, O2 Business, Jessica Heagren, founder of That Works for Me and Lara Moloney, Moloney & Co. 

16:30 -17:00 - Let's talk money, hear from financial experts from TSB, ICAEW and Sarah and Farah, founders of sexual wellness brand Hanx and, Ella founder of Fitbakes who have all raised capital for their businesses. 

17:00 -17:20 - Fireside chat with UPS and a successful entrepreneur 

17:30 - 18:00 - Join Lauren Malone, She's Got This lead at Enterprise Nation, for a honest chat with honest women in business about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship with Jess Gosling, founder of Growth and Grace Collective, Irene Moore, founder of Savvy Startup Club, Molly Masters, CEO of Books That Matter and Female Start-up of the Year 2019 and, Kim Sprague, founder of Flamingo-Life



About Enterprise Nation


Enterprise Nation is the UK's most active small business network and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help.

For opportunities to showcase your products and services on the day, please email lauren@enterprisenation.com

Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020