Enterprising Women

Oxford is a great place to start your journey as an entrepreneur, no matter who you are.  But if you are looking for specific opportunities and resources for women, you have come to the right place!

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

Our joint programme with the University Cambridge brings together ECRs and women from industry to learn collaborative and intrapreneurial skills

Wonder Women

Get inspired by women who have started their own business

Looking for resources, opportunities, activities and case studies for and about women specifically? Use the filters below to read about the most relevant women for your situation.

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.

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.

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

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

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: 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: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

RisingWISE: an Oxbridge initiative to promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

RisingWISE: an Oxbridge initiative to promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

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

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.

What’s On: Enterprising Women

Changing the Face of VC Panel

Changing the Face of VC Panel

Discuss the value of diversity in investing, structural problems in VC and what is being done to fix these & personal stories.

Hidden histories: Oxford’s female computing pioneers

Hidden histories: Oxford’s female computing pioneers

Join us for a talk celebrating the Bodleian Libraries’ release of interviews by Georgina Ferry of some of Oxford’s female computing pioneers

OXVC: Contact to Contract Workshop with Denise Xifara

OXVC: Contact to Contract Workshop with Denise Xifara

Denise Xifara leads an interactive workshop on the process from meeting a startup to giving them their investment contract

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Vivienne Cox CBE

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Vivienne Cox CBE

Vivienne Cox CBE discusses her experience as the most senior woman in BP and her view of the energy industry today

International Women’s Day 2020 – Panel Event – Oxford Women’s Leadership Alliance

International Women’s Day 2020 – Panel Event – Oxford Women’s Leadership Alliance

This Panel Discussion asks, How can current students and new graduates re-imagine what it is like to lead a company?

How do we fit family life and paid work together?

How do we fit family life and paid work together?

How can work and caring be combined in contemporary UK society? Professor Tina Miller will give the annual Athena SWAN Lecture

International Women’s Day 2020 – Breakfast Faculty Interview – Rachel Botsman and Sara Beck

International Women’s Day 2020 – Breakfast Faculty Interview – Rachel Botsman and Sara Beck

One of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers, Rachel Botsman is a leading expert and author on trust in the digital world

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Diamond Light Source & enei are celebrating IWD with an event looking at key issues affecting women, in particular those in STEM

International Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Oxford

International Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Oxford

What better way to celebrate IWD than by joining an international event to create and edit Wikipedia profiles of women* in academia?

#IWD2020 #OxWomenLeaders Celebration Event

#IWD2020 #OxWomenLeaders Celebration Event

Celebrate #IWD2020 with #OxWomenLeaders community - Bringing together all who joined in 2019 ... & Anyone excited about women in leadership

International Women’s Day 2020 – Alex Mahon

International Women’s Day 2020 – Alex Mahon

Channel 4's CEO, Alex Mahon talks about her own leadership journey and the challenges of leading a media company in an era of disruption

TechTonic – Gender Diversity in Early stage Tech: The Challenge and the Opportunity

TechTonic – Gender Diversity in Early stage Tech: The Challenge and the Opportunity

Oxford Brookes University working with University of Oxford and Vitae examine women's experience in STEM in key stages of the spinout process

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