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Social Enterprise

Supporting the social economy


The Women’s Organisation sees incredible value in supporting a social and sustainable economy, and when it comes to businesses that do good, women are leading the way.

There are 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, which contribute £60bn to the economy every year, in addition to the positive impact they give to their local communities. The Women’s Organisation works to see more investment in creating a stronger social economy

In 2020, The Women’s Organisation was listed in the top 1% of UK Social Enterprises in the SE100 Index, which is the country’s leading source of market intelligence on social enterprise. In addition, our CEO, Maggie O’Carroll, was named as one of the UK’s most influential people in the social enterprise sector, making the top ten in Natwest’s WISE100 list as part of the SE100 Index.