Minister for Women Ruth Kelly has launched a new drive to reduce the gender pay gap and promote better work-life balance throughout the workplace.
In February HSBC is starting a national search for the UK’s most promising start-up businesses and the inspirational entrepreneurs behind them.
Nominations open for Adult Learner's Week awards - entries close 26 January.
A women’s enterprise project set up just 18 months ago with European funding is to become a permanent part of the University of Bedfordshire’s Business School, giving women in the East of England a powerful tool for their personal and business growth.
For the first time women make up one in four on an annual list of the UK's Top 100 Entrepreneurs, representing a 25% increase since the list was first published by Management Today in 2004.
The latest statistics from the Small Business Service show a 3% increase in the number of female-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) up to 17% since 2004.
The first major survey of women who own SECT-based businesses has been launched by Prowess and the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET to raise the profile of these innovative women and their businesses.
The first Venture Capital Fund in the UK dedicated to investing in businesses where women have an influential role has successfully closed at £4.5 million.
The ADVANCE project intends to promote the participation of women in science/research decision making and policy definition.
The search is on for the best female-led ethical business in Britain. Applications close January 31.