Female Leaders Series

Female Leaders Series

Introducing Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series

The number of scale-ups has increased by nearly 12 per cent. The combined revenues of this slice of the UK PLC pie amounts to almost £1 trillion, coupled with the creation of 3.5 million jobs. It is from this group of companies, from some of the fastest growing sectors that we find a high proportion – nearly 20 per cent – of majority female-led businesses. However, the level of investment in female-led companies remains dismally low.

With the Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series, we aim to change things, by offering the chance for ambitious female leaders to learn from the experiences of their peers, create better networks for each other, demystify the financial jargon and find out what really makes a compelling business case to invest in. We're helping female entrepreneurs aiming to grow faster and who aspire to be bigger, taking an in-depth look at possible funding options, what the different rounds of financing mean in real terms and helping to build the confidence to understand those options without being interfered with by jargon, and the challenges faced by both investors and founders in finding the right match for each other.

Finding the right investment for a business is one of the biggest hurdles facing founders today. Ambition Nation is creating a nationwide community of female leaders, CEOs and founders, and a dialogue between fellow entrepreneurs, ensuring that an ambitious founder is paired with the right investor – the one that believes in your story and is excited to embark on your growth journey with you.

Our next event

Join us for Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series

  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • 1-2.30pm

Our next event : “Should ESG Reporting be as important as 123 for your business?

Even before COVID-19 changed the business and social landscape forever, the ESG movement was gaining traction. Whilst not yet a legal requirement, ESG is a necessity for businesses that want to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing industrial backdrop.

With a market volume of more than $30trn globally, ESG investments have dropped their niche status.

ESG reporting is no longer a last-minute addendum to financial reporting. In successful and forward-thinking companies, the two must go hand in hand.

Our panel will discuss:

- Why getting your ESG proposition right leads to higher value creation
- Why is ESG reporting is important to investors
- What are the risks of ignoring the impact of ESG measurement
- ESG Reporting made simple


Oli Barrett MBE

Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap Group
Beth Houghton, Partner, Palatine Private Equity LLP
Manjula Lee, Founder & CEO, World Wide Generation
Polly McMaster, Founder, The Fold London
Helene Roberts, CEO, ROBINSON PLC