Insights and resources

Resources for female entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurship Centre has created a series of videos and articles on key topics of interest for women leaders and entrepreneurs who are starting or scaling businesses.

These resources also provide advice for those who are participating on the EnterpriseWOMEN programme.

Enterprisewomen resources.


The uncomfortable force of public speaking

Bianca Cefalo, Space Systems Thermal Product Manager, Airbus Defense and Space, writes about her experience at EnterpriseWOMEN Centre Stage.

Every business should make the world better

Yvonne Chua, chartered architect and co-founder, Pitch Your Concepts, shares key takeaways learnt at EnterpriseWOMEN Money Talks.

Financial awareness in business – starting and scaling up amidst a pandemic

Ronny Odegbami, Asso Director Scientific, AstraZeneca, writes for the Entrepreneurship blog on the essentials of finance for entrepreneurs.

Clear the stage for female entrepreneurs

Nicola Filzmoser, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Happyr, writes for the Entrepreneurship Centre blog about the EnterpriseWOMEN programme.

To all women taking centre stage – stop apologising

Shreya Singhal, medical student, shares her resounding take-home message from the Centre Stage workshop.

Lessons on powerful leadership

On Thursday 21 November 2019 we launched EnterpriseWOMEN. A vibrant evening brought together entrepreneurs and experts to bond, share and learn.

Enabling the leader in me

Dr Charli Batley, Senior Director of Operations at PhoreMost, writes for the Entrepreneurship Centre blog about the EnterpriseWOMEN programme.

Informed by the past, designed for the future

Dr Ghina M. Halabi discusses the needs of early-stage women entrepreneurs and how the EnterpriseWOMEN programme can help their business to thrive.

Entrepreneurial myths

An astrophysicist by training, Dr Ghina Halabi often shoots down tall tales about outer space. Now Programme Lead of EnterpriseWOMEN at Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre, she identifies five myths of female entrepreneurship.

News and insights

Beenish Luqman.

In a world clamouring for innovation and sustainability, 4 women entrepreneurs stand out, not just for their ground-breaking solutions but for the resilient spirit they embody.

Five young business people sat around a table. A millennial black businesswoman is addressing her colleagues.

Looking at the ways in which the synergies between our various programmes and Centres make a difference.

Stelios Kavadias.

Each of our research centres has unique ways to engage with non-academic organisations and, through that, to generate real world impact. This month we decided to share with you the work of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Portrait of young woman entrepreneur smiling and looking happy while sitting on a brightly coloured chair in a naturally lit contemporary office surrounded by glass windows.

The February series of the Enterprise Tuesday series at Cambridge Judge Business School included a focus on women entrepreneurs. Here are some takeaways from one of the sessions.

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Recent research published by UN Women and the World Bank has highlighted how women represent 70 per cent of the global health workforce, but make up just 25 per cent of global health leadership. This was confirmed during the global pandemic, when in most countries response teams were made up entirely of men, while the burden of unpaid care work was mostly handled by women. Healthcare, however, is not the only sector in which the gender gap shows its effects, especially in the aftermath of the global pandemic with which we are all grappling.Increasing food insecurity results in tensions in the household which increases the risk of violence[1] (this was also observed during the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa[2]). Care and support for gender-based violence survivors is now severely limited. The pandemic also poses a serious threat to women's economic activities; women are over-represented in occupations that are hit the hardest in this pandemic, such as retail, travel, leisure and hospitality. This means that more women will lose their jobs compared to men.However, as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exposes gaps in the response infrastructure, we might actually be faced with an opportunity for catalysing gender equality by maintaining the…

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Local business and health solutions are winners in #CamvsCovid hackathon organised by MPhil in Technology Policy students. Entries focusing on local shops, the virtual shopping experience and remote health diagnostics were the winners of the #CamvsCovid: 72-hour virtual hackathon to seek solutions to problems stemming from COVID-19 (coronavirus). The hackathon last month was organised by the HackCambridge Foundation and students in the MPhil in Technology Policy programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.  The student-led initiative was designed to demonstrate "solidarity and collective action to develop novel solutions" to problems associated with the pandemic. Ten Cambridge Judge faculty and other experts participated as speakers or jurors.  Each team entering the event had 72 hours to draft its response to a pressing problem by video and text, and their 750-word text solution went through a juried review process. All the 750-word solutions, which totaled 11 entries, are being assembled into a portfolio.  "I was home in Germany, and saw the German government do something like this on a larger scale," says Darius Sultani, an MPhil in Technology Policy student at Cambridge Judge who is a key organiser of the event. "I knew the community we have at Cambridge Judge, and the School's entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, so I thought that we could use the Cambridge Judge infrastructure to do something similar." The winner of the event was entitled…


There are many interesting events around Cambridge but EnterpriseWOMEN is unique. The workshops provide actionable learning and inspiring experiences.

Nicola Filzmoser, MSt in Entrepreneurship student and part of Accelerate Cambridge

Thank you for such an insightful and engaging evening. All the speakers were brilliant, the content was very relevant and the way in which they individually delivered and engaged the room was great. There were many takeaways from the evening that will be applied in day to day situations and interactions, which is a testament to the success of the programme and the efforts involved in putting it together.

Tohfe Beidas, Finance Manager, Global Transformation at Unilever

Superb evening workshop Ghina, thank you to you and to the CJBS team for organising it. It ticked everything that was highlighted at the scoping workshop – punchy, great use of time, fantastic speakers with focused actionable presentations, good networking and the right price for startup and pre-scale up founders. I look forward to the other workshops in the programme.

Catherine Elton, CEO and Founder of Qkine

It was such an honour to be a part of this wildly successful event. The insights and knowledge that was shared was outstanding. EnterpriseWOMEN is truly taking “transformational” thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship to a new level of quality over quantity. Kudos to Dr Halabi and the roster of speakers.

Lynne Marlor, CEO and Founder at Transformational Strategies

It was a such lovely event, inspirational in a whole new level. Topics and sharings covered were ‘out of the box’. Lovely cohort of audiences from very diverse background. Thanks for organising all these.

Amanda Wang, COO at UK Visa and International Education Centre