Two interesting websites we’ve recently discovered – WiRE – Women in Rural Enterprise “WiRE is an organisation for rural women in business, offering a dynamic member package of practical and specific business services and support” and Women Unlimited: “Our aim is to be a catalyst for change and to double the percentage of female entrepreneurs in the UK over the next 20 years.”
Women could be the way forward - this is the story headline from an article on the BBC website. “"Women have a huge amount to contribute to business at top levels. There are barriers holding them back," says Lord Mandelson, Britain's Business Secretary, speaking at a ‘Women in Business’ event last week. According to their press release “In the UK, women’s enterprise contributes an estimated £60 billion to the UK economy each year. Christine McCafferty, MP Parliamentary Patron of Women in Business, said:
“Promoting Women in Business is a crucial issue, not only for our economy but for society as a whole. It is not simply a matter of equality of opportunity but an economic imperative, if we are to capitalise on the potential women have to offer our regional and national economies.”
Everywoman is another female-oriented website and there are no doubt many more we’re not aware of.