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Harrow entrepreneurs to increase the number of female-founded businesses

A recent government report revealed that only 6% of all entrepreneurs in the UK are female. Local entrepreneurs and co-founders of Aspiring Women, Jas and Anu Panesar, are on a mission to increase support for women who are looking to start their own businesses.

They are inviting entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to join them for the launch of Aspiring Women Talks in Harrow, on Wednesday 18th September from 6-9pm at the Harrow Civic Centre. As well as celebrating the successes of businesswomen, the event will explore the unique challenges women face in starting and running their own companies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspiring stories from female entrepreneurs, and will learn about available support services from seasoned business mentors and members of Harrow Council.

As an extra special treat for attendees, Aspiring Women has also invited award-winning co-founder of Afrocenchix, Rachael Corson, to share her incredible business journey. Afrocenchix has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2009. Last year it was crowned winner of the WeWork Global Creator Award, and in total it won a massive $530,000 after pitching to a celebrity panel of judges that included Ashton Kutcher, P Diddy and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Commenting on the launch of Aspiring Women Talks, Harrow Business Den 2019 winner and co-founder of Letterbox Brownies Teresa Faley said:

“When I heard about Aspiring Women I was so excited! It’s a great platform for female entrepreneurs and businesswomen to share their experiences, showcase themselves and thrive together. A supportive network of like-minded girl bosses…what’s not to love?”

Aspiring Women Talks promises to be a fantastic evening of engaging conversation, fun networking opportunities and competition giveaways. Attendees can meet fellow entrepreneurs and gain candid advice on how to run a successful business. A limited number of complimentary tickets for the event can be found on Eventbrite.

Aspiring Women Talks is held in collaboration with Harrow Council and sponsored by Metro Bank, Aspiring Panda, KP & Co, Galaxy of Homes, Roy Events, Letterbox Brownies and SKVP Catering.