Empowering Women in Business

Foundations for the future

19th September 2024



Welcome to Empowering Women in Business (EWIB) 2024 hosted by the BFA and proudly sponsored by Platinum Wave Franchising and The Franchising Centre, where we’re setting the stage for your future success! Join us for an exceptional event dedicated to empowering women in business and charting a course for the future. This year, our theme, “Foundations for the Future”, captures our commitment to equipping you with the tools, insights, and connections you need to thrive in the business community.

EWIB has been a consistent success for over a decade, standing as a flagship event beloved by attendees within the extensive BFA events line-up. Year after year, we witness the remarkable impact of this gathering, which consistently ranks as a favourite among our community.

If you’re a woman in business, this event is tailored for you! Created, developed, and delivered by women, EWIB draws an expanding vibrant community of women each year. Why not be a part of it? Experience informative and inspirational speakers, alongside invaluable networking opportunities for like-minded businesswomen.

Join us and immerse yourself in this empowering journey!

Empowering Women in Business

Cost : £140.00+VAT
Date : September 19, 2024

Doors Open: 9am

Venue : Athena Events Venue, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SA

What to expect

Build Strong Foundations: At EWIB 2024, we believe that laying strong foundations is essential for success in business. EWIB offers a unique opportunity for women to gain the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to thrive in their professional endeavours. 

Inspiring Success Stories: Hear from influential women like Cecilie Fjellhøy and the “Franchising’s Five Founding Females,” who will share their journeys, challenges, and successes in business. Gain valuable insights from their experiences and learn how to navigate the complexities of modern business with confidence. 

Diverse Perspectives: Join us for a day filled with insights from a diverse lineup of speakers, including Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the BFA, plus seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs like Rachel Murphy and Bernie Collins, who have excelled in their respective fields. Our lineup includes engaging talks by influential women in business, all geared towards addressing the needs and ambitions of women. Connect with industry experts during the ‘Foundations for the Future’ panel, where they’ll delve into the future of business and offer insights on how to thrive and stay ahead of the curve in business. 

Networking and Collaboration: Connect with like-minded professionals, mentors, and business industry leaders who can offer support, guidance, and valuable career opportunities along with “Reflect & Connect” at the end of the day. Forge meaningful connections and collaborations that can propel your career forward and expand your professional network. 

Let us introduce our keynote speakers!

Rachel Murphy

Rachel spent 20 years leading turnaround and transformation projects across public and private sector including the design and development of the NHS App. Having now launched a new Business called The Grafter, she is helping founders maximise the value of their businesses.

Katie Maycock

Katie is the founder of Get Your Sh*t Together who works with leaders and organisations to develop bespoke well-being strategies that focus on creating sustainable performance from the top down. She has worked with countless individuals to support their teams through all different growth phases.

Cecilie Fjellhøy

Receiving international attention after she went public with her personal financial fraud nightmare, the story of the Tinder Swindler became the most watched documentary of all time on Netflix. Since then, Cecilie has been working as a senior UX designer and founded and runs action:reaction, supporting victims of fraud.

Bernie Collins

With previous experience working as primary performance engineer for McLaren Formula 1, and Head of Race Strategy for Aston Martin F1 Team, Bernie joined Sky Sports F1 broadcasting team providing detailed insights on race strategy helping fans understand the complex decisions made.

Still not sure?

At EWIB, women in business come together for a day filled with education, inspiration, connectivity, and openness. Crafted to empower women beyond their professional lives, the event delves into various aspects of being a woman in business. Within this safe and inspiring environment, vulnerability, growth, and exploration flourish, showcasing the transformative potential when women connect and grow together.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Hear what our empowered attendees have to say about their experience!

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