Women In Business

The Women In Business archive. Articles and news on female entrepreneurs and business owners featuring advice and useful resources to help their businesses grow.

Running a Business

Jessica Ennis Hill – what I’ve learned from my start-up business

Entrepreneur and former Olympic heptathlete, Jessica Ennis Hill, speaks to Sifted Summit 2022 about her start-up firm, Jennis


Minority-owned salons given access to funding during COVID-19

With salons expected to remain closed until July, SheaMoisture UK has stepped up to help minority-owned salons survive the crisis.

Business management

Why Papaya Global’s CEO thinks working mums make great CEOs

Eynat Guez, CEO and co-founder of Papaya Global, talks about her experiences and explains why working mums make great CEOs

Business Loans

Where female entrepreneurs can get a business loan

One of the greatest challenges for female entrepreneurs is securing finance. Boost your company's growth with these business loans

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Skilled women were disappearing from the industry’

Lacey Hunter-Felton, founder of Hunter Collective, shares how she set up a co-working space for beauty professionals –with an unexpected blessing along the way.


International Women’s Day: Is starting a business as a woman easier than ever?

On International Women's Day, we assess the current state of female entrepreneurship and ask whether it is easier today to launch a business as a woman.


Female founders not heard by male investors

Access to capital remains largest challenge for female founders; one in five female founders feel they haven't been heard when they have spoken to male investors.


Research reveals the top ten highest paid jobs for women

Research shows that despite 80 per cent of UK industries guilty of a gender pay gap, little is being done to give equal salaries to women.


Europe’s most powerful business women have above average number of children

Europe’s most powerful business women have more children than the European average, a new study reveals.


Huge opportunity for women in business, says Santander

Data by Santander shows a third of all managerial roles in the UK were held by women in 2016 while there were just 32 female executive directors at FTSE 250 firms.


International Women’s Day: JK Rowling most admired British businesswoman

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has topped the list of most admired British women in business, with more than a third of respondents (35.6 per cent) saying they admire her most.


British women consistently have a tougher time at work

Figures released ahead of International Women’s Day suggest bosses are tougher on female employees.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.