Female Founders returns

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Female Founders is back! Following a successful first year, Creative Enterprise’s Female Founders, designed to support ambitious female founders of screen-based companies and developed with National Lottery funding from the BFI, is open for applications.

Why apply?

Successful applicants onto Female Founders will be placed onto an eight-month programme where they will receive direct support to grow their business. This includes:

  • Create a comprehensive plan to scale your businesses
  • Business planning, funding and finance advice
  • Network with industry leaders
  • One to one business coaching

What do past participants say?

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what last year’s cohort had to say about their time on Female Founders…

“Do not think twice about it. Beg, borrow and steal to get on the programme!! Both professionally and personally it has transformed how I work, how I view myself, and how I view my business. Best of all the personal coaching has meant we’ve got bespoke goals for the business that mean all that’s learnt on the course can be immediately used to help our company in a practical way.

This programme has transformed my company. After a difficult Covid year we’re stepping into 2021 feeling refreshed, refocused and incredibly enthusiastic about what the future holds. It’s impossible to overstate the difference the programme has made. It’s forced myself and my business partner to look at everything we do, and how we do it; what helps us – and what holds us back. It’s been bloody brilliant!”


“The Female Founders programme has really helped clarify the shape of our business, so that we can focus on growing in the right way for us.  The network of other founders has been fantastic.  They are an amazing group of women who I hope to stay in touch with for the long term. It’s incredible that due to Covid, we have never met in real life, yet it feels so close and supportive.

The value of the coaching from Erica Wolfe-Murray has been incredible.  Every single interaction I’ve had with her has been immediately useful and practical to help me think differently and move our business on.  Coaching has been revolutionary for a small business like us, as it’s been a regular appointment to look strategically at our business – usually we would be so busy with our day to day work, that this would be left for ‘when there’s time’ (*spoiler alert – there’s never time!).”


“The programme has helped us identify our USP, identify new revenue streams and generally create a strong foundation for attracting clients. More than this it has changed our attitude towards ourselves and consequently how we present ourselves to the world.”

Spaces on Female Founders are limited, make sure to get your application in before the 21st July. Find out more about the programme and how to apply here.

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