f:Entrepreneur

A campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across the UK. Through events, content and story-telling, f:Entrepreneur showcases role models to help and inspire all small businesses.

What we do

The f:Entrepreneur campaign and community is now in its fifth year of championing incredible female entrepreneurs.
It is a campaign to highlight, celebrate and promote inspiring female entrepreneurs and share their stories with press, policy makers and all entrepreneurs who can be inspired by their achievements.

In 2018, the campaign launched the #ialso100 showcasing 100 women from all over the UK who are living the #ialso life – a new approach to the “portfolio” career, taking on many roles, achieving in many different spheres of life and demonstrating that women are paving a new path for what entrepreneurship means.

Since its launch, the f:Entrepreneur community has significantly grown, with a record number of leaders applying each year. The search for the #ialso100 2022 will begin on 1st September 2021.

Inspiring. Supporting.

Through events, content and story-telling.

Testimonials

  • “Being invited to part of the f:Entrepreneur top 100 was an honour; not just for the fabulous event at the House of Lords but for the ongoing support, events and sense of community that followed. It has given me the confidence to keep building my business and to feel that, being part of this cohort of women founders, I am not alone on this entrepreneurial journey.”

    Lou Hamilton
    Lou Hamilton
  • "f:Entrepreneur will undoubtedly help you to shine, raise your profile, grow your following, get you PR that’s really worth having and campaign for things that are close to your heart and I can't recommend them enough. It has the power and influence to allow you to grow not just as an individual but also as globally recognised leader in your field."

    Sarah Ali Choudry
    Sarah Ali Choudry
  • "Being part of the f:Entrepreneur community has opened up so many amazing opportunities. As well as joining a wonderfully inspiring community of remarkable women who are contributing to remarkable changes in our country and communities, it’s almost been really instrumental in building my confidence, profile and business. Without the f:Entrepreneur, I doubt I’d have been invited to Downing Street, been awarded the Rising Star award in my industry or been included on the Northern Power Women Futures list."

    Clare Talbot-Jones
    Clare Talbot-Jones
  • "Being part of f:Entrepreneur for 2020 has been fantastic so far. Not only have I met some really driven and diverse female business owners, but the support in the group has been fantastic. It’s a positive group which has been especially important during these challenging few months and having events online means we can still be connected. I’d recommend anyone who runs a business and supports their wider community to apply - it sets you apart from the crowd and you won’t look back."

    Emma Mills Sheffield
    Emma Mills Sheffield
  • "I’ve really enjoy being part of the f:Entrepreneur community. I love the community events and meeting new and inspiring business owners."

    Jo Tocher
    Jo Tocher
  • "Being part of this community not only creates opportunities for learning, but for connecting with a creative, fun and supportive group of inspiring and friendly women."

    Jane Galloway
    Jane Galloway
  • "It is such a pleasure and honour to be part of the #ialso community. The inspirational stories, and group support are so helpful and when you are having a bad day it is great to see their posts. It is useful to be able to put a post out and chat through issues with people, particularly during lockdown when it has been really difficult. It may not have been the year we expected in 2020 but being part of this community has made it a whole lot better."

    Gillian Jones
    Gillian Jones
  • "I was truly honoured to be one of the #ialso100 in 2020. Not only was I invited to the House of Lords to celebrate, I got to connect with 99 amazing fellow female business owners around the UK. Volunteering is one of my core values so it’s fantastic that this campaign is spotlighting all the great work that is done alongside our businesses. I’ve recently connected with the 2020 ladies and look forward to building on this network of inspiring women in business."

    Jennifer Corcoran
    Jennifer Corcoran
  • "Being part of the f:Entrepreneur’s community has given me a wonderful opportunity to learn, make new connections, and raise my own brand profile. Grateful to be amongst inspirational women who are doing amazing things and inspire me believe it’s all possible!"

     Aarti Parmar
    Aarti Parmar
  • "f:Entrepreneur has been a fantastic community of like-minded business leaders and I am so please to be a part of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the events that the team has organised. They have been honest, supportive and have helped me develop my skills as a business owner. Thanks Michelle and Karen!"

    Helen Cox
    Helen Cox
  • "It’s an honour and a delight to be part of f:Entrepreneur’s #ialso 100 community. It gives me the best of both worlds: the opportunity to get to know some amazing entrepreneurial women AND invitations to events which are exclusive to #ialso 100 members."

    Carole Seawert
    Carole Seawert
  • "I was absolutely thrilled to have been named as one of the #ialso100 class of 2020. It has linked me with 100's of brilliant entrepreneurial business women - some of whom I am already collaborating with. The events provide multiple opportunities to get to know one another and share ideas and knowledge of one another's businesses. And the sharing of our stories, showcasing of the 100 and general help and support from the f:Entrepreneur team is just amazing. I strongly recommend anyone considering applying for 2021 to do so - it's a great supportive group."

    Vicki Baumann
    Vicki Baumann
  • "I have been fortunate to be a part of the amazing FE community since 2020. Besides the recognition and achievement of making it to the Top 100 #ialso list, for me it has been a safe space where everyone is genuinely so supportive of each other. I often struggled to fit myself into any specific award category but now I am proud to say that my category is that I am an #ialso. And I am sure this thought resonates with thousands of women across the country thus making campaigns like #ialso significant and path breaking."

    Minoti Parikh
    Minoti Parikh
  • Being part of the f:entrepreneur #ialso100 journey is one of the biggest privileges and the best personal experience I’ve ever encountered. The opportunities are endless and you’re amongst like-minded, individuals who driven by empowerment, strength and agility! The team are SO helpful and accommodating, always looking out us.

    Mandy Errington, DJV Boutique, Ipswich
    Mandy Errington, DJV Boutique, Ipswich
  • Through my participation in this community, I’ve been featured on the radio, in various publications and outlets, spoken on webinars, asked to work on new projects, collaborate on initiatives, and speak at events. I think that being a part of f:entrepreneur has been a life changing experience. I didn’t realise at the beginning of this process just how uplifting and powerful being part of the f:entrepreneur community would be for me as a person.

    Kathy Kyle Bonomini
    Kathy Kyle Bonomini
  • I feel so honoured to have joined this group of amazing, inspirational women. Friendly, supportive, so many opportunities to learn and connect with everyone it really is a great place to be. A global pandemic has not stopped us reaching each other, a reflection of the determination, power and resilience I see throughout this group. Thanks for having me, I am delighted to be here.

    Carly Hooper, Beeutiful
    Carly Hooper, Beeutiful
  • Being an #ialso100 Award Winner has be phenomenal. Meeting great like-minded networking ladies and the support and offer of help from the community is extremely welcoming especially when you’re a new business being here truly has its advantages.

    Jane Weller
    Jane Weller
  • The difference with f:Entrepreneur is the effort put in by the organisers to maintain and support the community. Subsequent cohorts of winners receive their well-deserved moment in the sun but we are all included in a wider collective group. There is an amazing level of interaction within the community, relevant expert led events and networking opportunities to encourage learning and collaboration. The events that were held during lockdown helped us all to remain positive in bleak looking times. I would absolutely recommend any business owner to apply for this award as receiving the accolade is only the beginning of such an invaluable exercise.

    Dee Gibson
    Dee Gibson
  • Having the opportunity to be a part of the #ialso100 group has been invaluable to me as a person as it has my business As a small business owner, especially a stand-alone one, it’s really nice to see that someone outside your business that sees you, the person behind it, and your contributions that you make as an individual as a whole. Being part of this group has opened the door to some fantastic opportunities, not to mention giving access to other amazing members that can offer a whole wealth of knowledge not to mention a very welcoming ear when needed..

    Colleen Budd, Pole Emporium
    Colleen Budd, Pole Emporium
  • Being in the #ialso100 community has helped me face the pandemic with a different attitude.The F:Entrepreneur team were always available to support us with the latest updates regarding COVID-19 for Small Business Owners. Within the F:Entrepreneur community we can find experts in a variety of fields. I've recently partnered with another translator to talk about international communications for small businesses in one of our upcoming breakfasts over zoom.

    Jaquelina Guardamagna, Spanish Translator London
    Jaquelina Guardamagna, Spanish Translator London
  • I have absolutely loved being part of the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 2021. This award has opened up so many doors for me- from meeting new connections and being inspired by the other members, to being able to attend all kinds of training that has improved my business in many ways to new customers reaching out after seeing me in some of the marketing from the campaign. I couldn't be happier to be part of such a fabulous group of women!

    Dr. Helen Maffini
    Dr. Helen Maffini

#ialso Press Coverage

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