Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub

Welcome to the home page of the University of SouthWales’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub (WEH).

Women’s entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship education form a strategic priority of the University’s Centre for Enterprise.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub was established in 2008 to provide a focal point for research, policy and practice in gender and entrepreneurship, womens’s enterprise and entrepreneurship.

The WEH is committed to collaborative and partnership working and since 2008 has developed a range of initiatives in conjunction with internal and external partners. These range from colleagues across the University of SouthWales’s to women’s economic development and business support organisations in Wales to higher education institutions, chambers of commerce and women business owners across Europe and beyond.

The following website pages provide brief insights into the range of our activities but we welcome enquiries for further information and approaches to develop new collaborations. Please email us at weh@usw.ac.uk and wave@usw.ac.uk.

Enterprising Women Masterclass at Atrium, University of South Wales.

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) lead partner based at University of South Wales, FBS was delighted to invite local business women who work or live in the convergence areas of Wales to benefit from an exclusive opportunity to attend an International Masterclass at Atrium last weekend.

Christine Atkinson, developed the opportunity through her work as Deputy Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Head of Women’s Entrepreneurship, University of South Wales (currently Director of the Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) Programme)

The event took place take place on Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February. The fantastic, ESF funded, weekend offered women the unique opportunity to focus on their businesses or new business ideas in the company of other enterprising women.  The Masterclass was led by Antoine El Hage, Marketing Consultant and Visiting Lecturer with Novancia Business School, Paris. Antoine is internationally recognised for his work and frequently runs pioneering international entrepreneurship bootcamps, so it was an honour to have him lead this event in South Wales.

The weekend was completed with a networking event ‘Proud to be Based in Wales and Operating in the Global Market’, where participants were given the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Anna Bastek who’s the CEO of Wolfestone http://www.wolfestone.co.uk/ about her experiences of operating businesses with an international dimension. Offering their tips, hints and advice – as well as ideas on avoiding the pitfalls! It was an excellent platform for Welsh business women to consider the opportunities and implications of an international dimension in their businesses.

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