Future Female Entrepreneur - The story so far
Launched in May 2022
Future Female Entrepreneur launched in May 2022 with an opportunity for entrepreneurial young women to experience a day in the working life of a successful female founder. Two Chicks founders Alla and Anna invited other successful female founders to host a Future Female Entrepreneur at their business to provide insight and inspiration. For the opportunity to take part in Future Female Entrepreneur young women made an online application where they described their entrepreneurial achievements, goals and challenges. Successful applicants were matched with a female founder and arrangements were made for their FFE day.
Successful FFE applicants were also invited to a special event to help them prepare for their FFE experience, this included vocal confidence training and a panel discussion with FFE female founders. FFEs were gifted a bag with products and resources provided by FFE supporters.
In addition to their time with their female founder, FFEs took part in a
series of workshops at Two Chicks HQ. Delivered by professionals, each session was created to develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, including raising investment, brand story-telling and sustainability.
Successful FFE applicants have
- Joined their female founders for an all expenses paid trip to a Paris trade show
- Supported their female founders during a pitch at the Department for International Trade
- Attended an industry conference to network and learn from female senior leaders
- Visited the IBV International Vaults with their female founder to view precious jewellery
- Gained hands-on experience at the production plant of their female founder
- Spoken on a panel (with Two Chicks Co-founder Alla) to an audience of senior professionals
- Received invitations to attend a leadership summit
- Been offered internships at the businesses of their female founders
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Support from Dame Caroline Dineage MP
‘I was delighted to take part on the Two Chicks Future Female Entrepreneur panel, and meet some of the ambitious young women involved in this ground breaking initiative. Although things are improving for female entrepreneurs, much more needs to be done to close the gap between men and women; the Rose Review estimates this could add an additional £250 billion in GVA to the UK economy. I fully support Two Chicks and all the female founders involved in FFE with their goal to inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs, and to ensure more UK businesses are founded and led by women.’
Survey Results From the first cohort of Future Female Entrepreneurs
- 100% of FFEs would recommend the opportunity to their friends with
- 100% of FFEs said they were supported while taking part.
- 91% of FFEs received business advice they’d not had before.
- 42% of FFEs feel a bit more confident and 58% of FFEs feel a lot more confident about their business goals.