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Research & Information

Using evidence-based research, we can influence policy and inspire change where it really counts, creating new opportunities and empowering women to fulfil their potential. Here, you will find a wide-range of research reports and academic papers which demonstrate the positive impact that women’s enterprise can have for individuals, communities and economies alike.


What can Social Enterprises contribute to the ‘levelling up’ agenda? - Catherine Robinson

Female Entrepreneurship - A Strategy White Paper For The Development Of A Better Start Up Ecosystem

Ten Economic Facts on How Mothers Spend Their Time - Lauren Bauer, Eliana Buckner, Sara Estep, Emily Moss, and Morgan Welch, 2021

Diversity in R&D and Innovation - Dr Lorna Treanor, ERC, 2021

State of Small Business Britain - ERC, 2020

What are COVID-19 reports telling us? - The Women's Organisation, 2020

Creating a Caring Economy: a Call to Action - Women's Budget Group, 2020

Making Debt Support Work for People on Universal Credit - The Salvation Army, 2020

Resilience and Recovery - The Female Founders Forum, 2020

Black People, Racism and Human Rights - Joint Committee on Human Rights, 2020

Women Entrepreneurs - Startup Heat Map Europe, 2020

Rethinking the Economy for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future - The Women's Organisation, 2020

Levelling Up by Powering On Report - Northern Power Women, 2020

Rising Stars Lockdown Narrative - North West Business Leadership Team, 2020

Framework of Policy Actions to Build Back Better for Women's Enterprise - WEPG UK, 2020

When Technology Meets Misogyny - Gender & Policy Insights, 2020

The Long and Winding Road – Resolution Foundation, 2020

The Long and Winding Road – Resolution Foundation, 2020

One Day - A Liverpool City Region Industrial Strategy Position Statement, 2020

The Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship - Alison Rose, 2019

Women in Leadership - APPG For Entrepreneurship, 2019

Gender and University Spinouts in the UK: Geography, Governance and Growth, 2019

Supporting Women’s Enterprise in the UK, The Economic Case - FSB Report, 2018

EntreComp into Action - A user guide to the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, 2018

The Oslo Agenda 10 Years On - Enterprise Evolution, 2016

Women Returners - PwC, 2016