The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown many things into sharp relief, from work-life balance to why more women entrepreneurs are still having to juggle their careers with domestic tasks than men to why more female-led businesses have had to shut up shop during the pandemic.
Facebook’s July 2020 Global State of Small Business Report revealed just 62% of UK women-led small and medium-sized businesses were operational or engaging in revenue-generating activities during COVID-19, compared with 71% of their male-led UK counterparts.
Managing Director Emma Goode will be hosting one of Facebook’s Virtual Conversations series, and will be addressing this issue – as well as several others – in a free-to-attend discussion on Tuesday September 22, 12:00 pm BST.
Aimed at women entrepreneurs, it will focus on the unique challenges they face in starting, maintaining and growing a business, especially during the pandemic.
This informal, ‘safe space’ discussion will give every participant a chance to explore what we can do – both individually and collectively – to support more female entrepreneurs of all ages and ethnicities, and lower the barriers preventing women getting into business.