Closing the Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap in the UK: what will it take?

28 September 201718:00 - 21:00 GMT+1 (BST) | Private event

To celebrate Britain's successful young female entrepreneurs and inspire the UK’s next generation of female entrepreneurial talent, we have organised a unique women's entrepreneurship day event which also marks the official launch of The FutureProof Foundation to provide an opportunity for aspiring female entrepreneurs in the City of Westminster to meet and learn from Britain's brightest and most successful young businesswomen.   

Seven leading millennial businesswomen will take to the stage and share with the audience their own insights and experiences as we ask them: 

In your experience, what does it take to achieve success as a female entrepreneur in the UK?


Nicola Manning - The Guild of Entrepreneurs

Guest of Honour

Jan Grasty OBE - President of the UK National Committee UK, UN Women

Special Guest Speaker:

Ella Mills - Founder, Deliciously Ella and Mae Deli 

Panel Speakers:

Angelica Malin – Founder, About Time Magazine

Chelsy Davy  – Founder, AYA Jewellery

Hannah Witton – Founder, Hannah Witton

Merilee Karr – Founder, Under The Doormat

Roshni Assomull and Shaleena Chanrai  – Co-Founders, Bella Kinesis


Amber Atherton - Founder, Whalar

Catherine Mulligan, Ph.D - Research Fellow, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London

Florence Adepoju - Founder, MDM Flow

Octavia Goredema MBE - Founder, Twenty Ten Talent


In attendance on the day will be 80 aspiring female entrepreneurs aged 16-24.

Highlights from the event will be shared with UN Women Empower Women's global community to direct change for women’s economic empowerment around the world.


The objective of this panel is to:

  • Identify and discuss through own experiences, the issues affecting young female entrepreneurs succeeding in the UK
  • Sharing of good practices that can be replicated by others in order to become a successful female entrepreneur
  • Inspire the next generation of aspiring female entrepreneurs by raising an awareness and understanding of the benefits of entrepreneurship for women's economic empowerment.  

In your experience, what does it take to achieve success as a female entrepreneur in the UK?

Ahead of the event, we also encourage you to answer this important question and share your thoughts to us at:

@FutureProofFdn @Empower_Women @CityWestminster


Impact Hub Kings Cross, 34B York Way London N1 9AB