Enterprising Women

Looking for specific opportunities and resources for women?

Oxford is a great place to start your journey as an entrepreneur, no matter who you are.

Check out our top picks, then use the filters below to further customise your search.

RisingWISE

Oxford’s joint programme with the University of Cambridge brings together women from academia and industry.

Wonder Women

Get inspired by Oxford women (including students) who have started their own startups and social enterprises.

Enterprising Women Programme

Encouraging, inspiring and supporting the participation of female STEM researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Looking for a way to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem? Our handy map shows you everything at a glance.

Equality and Diversity at Oxford

If you’re looking for networks, opportunities, and resources, check out the Oxford EDU website.

Course: Get Your Startup Started

In this course, you’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company.

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RisingWISE: promoting entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

RisingWISE: promoting entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

A new Oxbridge network fostering long-term relationships between enterprising early-career researchers and women working in industry.

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Language Amigo is a new way for students to improve their spoken Spanish by providing an income to LATAM youngsters, too.

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Smart technology for identification and classification of complex liquids in sealed containers.

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Emily Tench bagged a social enterprise award for Pick-Me-Up Parcels, a venture that does what it says on the parcel.

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Read how an Oxford alumna went from science to tea business.

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

An unusual type of network where you could build really good business relationships.

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

Empowering Oxford's current and future female leaders and founders to pursue their entrepreneurial purpose.

Equality and Diversity at Oxford

Equality and Diversity at Oxford

If you're looking for networks, opportunities, and resources, check out the Oxford EDU website.

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

We promote gender equality in STEM subjects by supporting women studying or working in these fields

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

A thriving student society providing a platform for opportunities for enterprising young women at the University of Oxford.

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity includes gender-related news, a networks directory, calendar of events and conferences, returnships, business schools, ...

Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Programme

Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Programme

An opportunity to take a critical look at your own leadership style and strengths on this six-week online course

TechTonic

TechTonic

A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver

WE ACE

WE ACE

A programme of workshops dedicated to women entrepreneurs in health and life sciences.

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

Female Entrepreneur Resources

Female Entrepreneur Resources

A list of support groups and resources for female entrepreneurs in the UK, compiled by Startups.co.uk 

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

The leading source of institutional capital for female founders raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.

Step Forward

Step Forward

One day personal development workshops for women, organised by the Careers Service

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Impact Lab Open Series: Introduction to Impact Investing for Equality

Impact Lab Open Series: Introduction to Impact Investing for Equality

Explore the emerging practices that are improving socio-economic equity and equality through impact investment, with a focus on gender ...

Carolyn Hicks from Brill Power: Women in Power

Carolyn Hicks from Brill Power: Women in Power

Carolyn Hicks is the co-founder of Brill Power, a battery intelligence start-up that uses electronics to improve performance and reduce

Nessa Carey: How many careers will you have?

Nessa Carey: How many careers will you have?

There's an amazing range of careers open to well-trained researchers, and shifting between and within sectors is a great way of ...

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