The Telegraph Launches ‘Women Mean Business’ Campaign

Why we are launching the Women Mean Business Campaign: ‘Women should feel as comfortable, confident and inspired as men’

The founder of one of the UK’s most successful lifestyle start-ups is backing The Telegraph’s campaign to close the funding gap facing female entrepreneurs.

Start-ups run by women receive just nine per cent of venture capital funding despite the fact around a third of businesses in the country are female-owned.

The Telegraph’s new Women Mean Business campaign is calling on the Government to take action to help redress the balance in financing.

Nicola Elliott, co-founder of NEOM Luxury Organics, is one of 200 business leaders, MPs and entrepreneurs backing the movement.

She told us that women are being forced to build their businesses without the support offered to their male counterparts.

“We managed to do it on a small scale. £15,000 is not a lot to start a beauty brand.”

Her products are now stocked by major high street chains such as John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.

“It’s so important that women feel comfortable, confident, empowered and inspired to be able to start a business every bit as much as a man is.”

Read full article

Source: The Telegraph, Retrieved 11 March 2018,

Comments are closed.