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Even though women outnumber men in the UK population by circa 900,000, according to official figures only one in five small to medium enterprises is run by a woman. The Alison Rose review of female entrepreneurship concluded that encouraging more female entrepreneurs could boost the UK economy by £250bn.
Whilst it is important that society as a whole takes responsibility for changing the status quo, it is also incumbent upon women to support, motivate and encourage each other. When you support mother (and female carer) led businesses, you are directly promoting female empowerment and supporting those who nurture the next generation – without which, there will not be the next generation of anything, product or service!
To start the process, we have asked five entrepreneurial women who are also mothers to contribute to this blog, sharing their experiences through answering questions about what it is like as a woman and mother to run a business whilst also bringing up a family. So sit back, take inspiration and be motivated by mothers like you, who have made their mark in business.
Sometimes all it takes is inspiration from someone relatable, to help us make a start. We hope that this article encourages and provokes you to pursue your own business success.