Empowering Women in Business Date and Details Announced

Empowering Women in Business Date and Details Announced

November 14th will see the return of Empowering Women in Business (EWIB) ran by the British Franchise Association and designed for all women in business to attend, held this year at the Oxford Belfry. 

A much-anticipated event in the bfa calendar, EWIB was created to unite businesswomen from across the UK to empower and inspire them through a thought-provoking agenda.

Last year, EWIB saw immense success with profound conversations on the themes of culture, leadership and well-being, and the key takeouts from this are being elaborated this year with the focus on ‘the changing culture of business’, with particular attention spent on confidence and visibility. Speakers include Grace Harding, CEO of Ocean Basket and a keynote from former BBC business news and Panorama presenter Penny Haslam, who will talk about shaking off ‘imposter syndrome’ and how to increase your confidence in the workplace, as well as talks from other prominent businesswomen. 

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, founded EWIB seven years ago with the intent of connecting the women of franchising, before broadening the event to all businesswomen. 

“Empowering Women in Business is an event that opens dialogue on the needs, struggles and achievements of businesswomen, whether that be in the general current climate or in our own personal journeys.”

She continues: “The positive messages we received regarding EWIB last year confirmed the need to further discuss workplace culture and its evolution, as well as the culture surrounding women in general. We aim for all attendees to leave EWIB having thoroughly looked at their role in the workplace and to have made some friends and connections in the process.”

EWIB will be held over one day at The Oxford Belfry. However, there are both day rates and overnight packages available to suit preferences. The overnight package is available on a first come first served basis and will fill up fast. To stay over with this package, call 01844 279381 and quite the ‘British Franchise Association’.

Emily Heathcote of Fastsigns attended last year’s EWIB and was struck by the message of self-worth, stating:  

“I think EWIB is important because it helps to empower women in business, especially in franchising where it’s been previously so male-dominated. It’s been absolutely fantastic to be with a cohort of such strong women who have happily shared their past experiences, and for someone who is a millennial, it’s empowering to see the future and what’s been laid out for us.”

If you want to find out more about Empowering Women in business or to book your seats, please click here.

If you have any questions pertaining to the event, please email mailroom@thebfa.org 

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