Find out more about BWi, our latest press coverage and company news.
Who we are:
Founded in 2014 by Michelle Eddahar, Business Women in is a UK-wide networking company that builds on the strength of women’s knowledge, experience, connection and support. We now have over 10,000 members and operate both online and in-person through our Facebook community, monthly Meet-Ups, and legendary BIG Events.
Why we are called Business Women in:
We represent a nationwide community of diverse business women working in a range of roles and sectors across the UK, all with different demographics. Our name represents our whole community, Business women in Wiltshire, Business Women in Marketing, for example.
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BWi Kickstart Scheme 2021:
We have taken part in the government-run Kickstart scheme, helping young minds build their future. Business Women in believes in equal opportunities and we are using the scheme to develop their employability skills over 6 months. BWi are tailoring their work to individual needs and desired career paths, whilst teaching them the fundamentals of marketing. For example we have put some of our kickstarters in placements outside of BWi, in industries such as fashion and tourism. We welcomed our first cohort of 50 in May and due to the success we have now added a second cohort of 50 who started in August.
Continuation of Online Meet Ups:
Before the pandemic, all meet ups were in person. However, the pandemic caused us to shift our services online and we are now continuing with online meet up as well as in person. This way we can offer the best of both worlds and meet the needs of all of our members, allowing them to attend meet ups safely and confidently.
Brand new website:
We have recently updated our website so it is more efficient and easier to navigate. Our website has enabled the growth of BWi from members in 15 counties when we set up our first website to now 46. We are continually updating our website to increase functionality and usability, future proofing our company and offering our services in the best way.
Testimonials & Quotes
Click here to view testimonies and quotes from our BWi members. Feel free to use these quotes when writing about Business Women in but please do include the person’s full name and business if applicable.
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Michelle Eddahar, Founder and CEO of Business Women in:
Michelle Eddahar has been the founder and CEO of Business Women in since 2014. Her passion and aim for the business is to support, network and educate business women as they are either starting up or growing their business. Her belief that businesses’ flourish through the power of networking is at the core of the work she does.
Initially starting her career in retail, Michelle has had experience in the corporate world and as a sports massage therapist. Michelle’s experience has given her a greater understanding of needs and challenges within different industries and the importance of having a community of like-minded entrepreneurs when venturing into starting a new business. Michelle can develop strong relationships quickly and is passionate about actively encouraging and supporting others in growth and development, personal or professional.
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