© 2019 National Women in Angel Investing Forum is run by the UKBAA, the trade body for early stage investment.

Join us for our second Northern Women Angel Investment Forum on 23rd October 2019 in Manchester.

 The Northern Women Angel Investment Forum, part of the UKBAA National Women Angel Investment campaign, brought together angels from across the North to come together to explore the opportunities to improve the gender balance in the early stage investment ecosystem in the UK.

The second annual Northern Angel Investment Forum took place in Manchester, the city of innovation, and offered an important opportunity to explore  the barriers and opportunities for women to angel invest, alongside providing a platform to discuss more recent reports from the British Business Bank on Women and VC, and the Alison Rose report on Women entrepreneurship by HM Treasury.

 We were delighted to have the support of Innovate UK, GC Angels, UKFast & TechManchester, along with our partners, the Northern Regional Investment Accelerator Programme, including the North East BIC, NorthInvest, Innovation SuperNetwork and the European Regional Development Fund. The Northern Women Angel Investment forum continued the very important conversation of what steps are needed to transform the current investment landscape to better support both women angels and founders 


We heard from over 14 thought leaders 

Bringing insights from investment and industry, each of our speakers come with extensive experience in backing high-growth founders, supporting in scaling fantastic businesses and being an integral part of improving the distinct gender gap in early stage investing. 

Discuss the latest market research 

Women are responsible for owning over 45% of the UK’s wealth, yet only 14% of Angel Investors in the UK are women.

Only 39% of women are confident in their capabilities to start a business compared to 55% of men. This is a perceived gap in ability, rather than an actual gap in skill sets.

At current rate of change (0.2%pa) it would take until 2045 for 10% of UK VC deals to be in all female teams.

£180bn could be delivered to the UK economy by boosting female entrepreneurship. 



Patricia Keating

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