The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship was published on 8 March 2019. The report highlighted the difficulties that female entrepreneurs face when accessing finance and exposed the gender gap in investment. On average, female-led businesses receive less funding than those headed by men at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. The finding that only 1% of venture capital funding goes to businesses founded by all-female teams is a stark reminder of how far we have to go.
Since publication, there has been a strong commitment from across the industry to implement the recommendations, reinforced by the government’s ambition to increase the number of female entrepreneurs by half by 2030. The goal of the Rose Review is to tap the huge unrealised economic potential of female entrepreneurs by making the UK one of the best countries in the world for women to start and grow a new business. Up to £250 billion of new value could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as UK men.
Learn more about the Rose Review and some of its outcomes:
- Further information on the Rose Review opens in new window
- The first annual Investing in Women Code report opens in new window
- The Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs Invest in Women Hub opens in new window