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EnterpriseWOMEN appeals to a wide range of women with entrepreneurial ambitions. The programme focuses on inspiring foundation in early-stage entrepreneurship based on real-world practical guidance and information.

Women are innately creative, yet the great reserves of entrepreneurial potential we possess remains under-nourished. There are very real barriers to female entrepreneurship: being able to secure funding for our ideas; access to networks to help us get going; and the importance and influence of our family and the expectations this brings to bear on our business aspirations. EnterpriseWOMEN aims to spark a fresh enthusiasm and business confidence to encourage the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
Dr Rebecca Myers ARCS, Head of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes & Engagement at the Entrepreneurship Centre and Director of EnterpriseWOMEN

What is the format of EnterpriseWOMEN?

EnterpriseWOMEN runs over two Saturdays and concludes with a networking dinner on the second evening.

Day Programme
First Saturday Sessions include:
  • Women in Work & Academia
  • Barriers and Expectations
  • Entrepreneurship & Great Ideas
  • Building the Right Mindset
  • Role Models
  • Receptivity, Listening & Communication
  • Negotiation & Getting More
Second Saturday Sessions include:
  • Creativity & Innovation in Cambridge
  • Customers & Business Models
  • Women-led Teams
  • Getting Funded
  • The Art of Pitching
Second Saturday Celebration and networking dinner
All the participants come together at a closing dinner to celebrate their participation and learnings from the two days.

Who is it for?

EnterpriseWOMEN participants

EnterpriseWOMEN is open to women of all ages across the University of Cambridge including MPhil and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, junior research fellows and other early or later stage career women. We will happily consider applications from women at other academic institutions. There will also be places for women in industry from across the Cambridge ecosystem who are keen to develop their entrepreneurial business ideas.

Practical information


Fees to be confirmed: a small fee applies for those participating on the programme.


We provide refreshments and lunch on both Saturdays as well as a networking dinner on the second Saturday.

Terms & conditions

Terms and conditions apply. Please email to find out more.


Those travelling from outside Cambridge will need to arrange their own travel. Find out more about travel directions to the School, including parking advice

Parking around Cambridge city centre can be difficult and expensive. Park & Ride services run from five locations around the city. Visit the Park & Ride website.


The programme will be delivered at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs.


Applications are now closed. The next EnterpriseWOMEN (formerly EnterpriseWISE) programme will take place in 2019. 

Register your interest

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)1223 765329