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Women Entrepreneurs Network

Women do not lack ability or ambition. Yet only 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female: a gender gap equivalent to 1.1 million missing businesses*

The Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) is designed to support all King's students, staff and alumni, who identify as women or non-binary and are comfortable being in a space reflecting on gendered experiences. Joining the WEN will increase your exposure to entrepreneurial skills, knowledge sharing and a supportive community. All stages and types of ventures welcome!

Throughout the year, we run accountability groups, networking sessions, skills workshops and our annual retreat. Our activities are designed to inspire and remind you that entrepreneurship can be a career pathway for anyone. We are creating a community of women with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are empowered to support each other’s ideas and ventures and who share learning and experiences.

WEN was initially set-up to achieve gender parity across the Entrepreneurship Institute's activities, with a key aim to ensure that half of the ventures on the Start-up Accelerator are women-led. 

We are open to hearing your suggestions for event ideas, so please get in touch.  




Women Entrepreneurs Retreat 

Every year we host a business retreat, designed to help women entrepreneurs from the King's community to increase their entrepreneurial skills, grow their business acumen and develop their start-up. It is open to King's students, staff and alumni. The retreat offers a packed agenda with amazing networking opportunities and interactive workshops, including: 

  • Sustainable Disruption 
  • Pitching to compel 
  • Community building and customer engagement 
  • Scaling your tech offering - navigating tech from a non-tech background 
  • Marketing and branding
  • Practical IP and legal Q&A with our experts  

Sign-up to receive updates on upcoming events, news and information about the next Women Entrepreneurs Retreat.  

Hear from our WEN community members

"WEN is a really useful way to connect with other women and their own innovative ideas. I truly recommend the WEN community & their events to any woman wanting to find support for their entrepreneurship journey. I especially loved the Retreat!" - Andreia Trigo, Founder of Enhanced Fertility





Read our Three Year Impact Report

For the last four years, WEN has been supported by Santander Universities. With their support, we have grown a supportive and engaged community of women entrepreneurs that continues to thrive. This report is our guide to supporting women entrepreneurs and creating bigger change in the world of entrepreneurship.


*The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship