History of The Women's Enterprise Task Force - Myths and realities

History of The Women's Enterprise Task Force

The Women's Enterprise Task Force (WETF) was established as a national body championing women's enterprise.  It was set up by Gordon Brown to increase the quantity, scalability and success of women-owned businesses in the UK.

It focussed its work on five key areas in order to achieve a strong pipeline of high growth, women-led businesses: gender-disaggregated data, women-friendly business support, access to finance, supplier diversity and strategic influencing.

Despite women's businesses making up just 15% of UK business stock, women's enterprise already contributes c. £130 billion turnover and c. £70 billion gross value added (GVA) p.a. to the UK economy.  Imagine what women entrepreneurs could do if they were enabled to participate in enterprise at the same rate as their male counterparts.

Pam Alexander, co-Chair, WETF and Chief Executive, South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)

Glenda Stone, co-Chair, WETF and Chief Executive, Aurora

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