Despite decades of progress towards workplace equality, women remain woefully underrepresented in the UK’s technology workforce. The figures speak for themselves: according to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), just 15% of the people working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) roles across the UK are female – and only 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women. Recognising this challenge, PwC have partnered with Blooming Founders, the company behind the UK's leading network of female entrepreneurs, to launch the next Scale iteration; the Scale | Female Founders programme.
Running in tandem with PwC's #WomeninTech initiative this programme will create commercial opportunities for a cohort of Female Founders / entrepreneurs who are running high potential tech companies. Over the course of the programme, PwC will help connect these leaders and innovators to executives and industry leaders across the B2B landscape and will provide support across key areas such as sales, culture & team, operations and finance/fundraising.
The programme has three core components to scale your business. Our curated events give founders the opportunity to meet and pitch to an extended network of industry decision makers to drive commercial opportunities. Group masterclasses provide insights through a combination of PwC and industry experts, as well as learning from shared peer experiences. Individual support, including coaching, business support and other bespoke advice leaves your entire business fit to scale.
The programme events are an essential and mandatory part of the curriculum. Meet carefully selected executives and contacts who are willing to open their networks to drive sales opportunities for your business.