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Financial Times: Women must unite to maximise success in start-ups


Ian Wylie looks at what business training is offered to female entrepreneurs in various countries. Shima Barakat, Head of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes & Engagement at Cambridge Judge’s Entrepreneurship Centre, highlights the importance of role models and women-only forums and tells more about EnetrpriseWise programme: “You need a women-only forum because it allows them to speak about things they will never speak about in a mixed [setting]. In EnterpriseWISE someone will invariably ask: ‘How can I take a funder’s money when I’m not sure this thing is going to work?’ I never hear that in my mixed classes, but it’s what many of the women are thinking.”

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