British women

Deborah Meaden

Budding Female ‘Dragons’ urged to Leave Lair

If you’re a woman thinking of starting your own business, join our webchat: Chat date: Wednesday 20th August Chat time: 14:00 British women are trailing far behind their male counterparts when it comes to setting up in business. Despite an abundance of skills, academic prowess and the high profile of businesswomen like Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden, the gulf between the numbers of male and female entrepreneurs is significant. If women matched men’s start–up levels, an extra £32billion* could be added to the economy. So why are there less women setting up business than men? Lack of confidence is one of the main barriers recognised by NatWest and RBS, whose pioneering Women in Business Service has been introduced to encourage greater levels of entrepreneur... »