For students


To celebrate Women's History Month and International Women’s Day we have created this resource hub for all female entrepreneurs.

We want to encourage and support more female founders at the University of Edinburgh.

  • 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female. A gender gap equivalent to 1.1 million missing businesses. (Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, HM Treasury 2019)
  • Women are less likely to believe they possess entrepreneurial skills: Only 39% of women are confident in their capabilities to start a business compared to 55% of men. This is a perceived gap in ability, rather than an actual gap in skill sets. (Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, HM Treasury 2019)

This resource hub contains materials we have collated to help you succeed. EmpowHER includes a range of courses on LinkedIn Learning, links to podcasts, videos from our own enterprise community and a list of organisations supporting female entrepreneurs. 


We also spoke to some of our student startups and staff to discuss female entrepreneurship.

Watch the videos now


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