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The Women’s Advancement Summit is an annual conference designed to advance and uplift women across various sectors and industries. It is a high-profile event supported by the government, bringing together female leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to accelerate growth and celebrate female achievement. The summit aims to create a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and recognition through a gala dinner and anawards ceremony.

This rewording event maintains the focus on progress and development while highlighting the goal of advancing women’s status and opportunities.

Theme: Accelerating Women for a Sustainable Future

Duration: 3 days

  • Day 1: Creativity & Innovation

Morning Session: Keynote speeches and panel discussions on fostering creativity and innovation among women.

Afternoon Workshops: Interactive workshops on design thinking, creative problem-solving, and ideation.

Networking Reception: A casual networking event which encourages collaboration and idea sharing.

  • Day 2: Sustainability

Morning Session: Addressing sustainability challenges and opportunities for women in various industries.

Sustainability Expo: A dedicated exhibition showcasing sustainable products and initiatives led by women.

Afternoon Workshops: Workshops on sustainable business practices, eco-friendly innovation, and green financing.

Roundtable Discussions: Small group discussions on specific sustainability topics.

  • Day 3: Access to Finance & Acceleration

Morning Session: Panel discussions on access to finance, investment opportunities, and financial literacy for women.

Pitch Competition: A platform for female entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to potential investors.

Afternoon Workshops: Scaling businesses, leadership development, and accessing venture capital.

Government Support Session: Presentation of government programs and initiatives supporting women-led businesses.

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony: A formal evening event to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding female leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Awards Categories:

  • Woman of the Year
  • Female Innovator of the Year
  • Sustainable Business of the Year
  • Financial Trailblazer of the Year
  • Emerging Female Leader
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Public Sector Champion for Women

Additional Highlights

Networking Opportunities: Throughout the summit, attendees will have access to networking lounges, matchmaking sessions, and a dedicated app for connecting with other participants.

Mentorship Program: A year-round mentorship program matching experienced female leaders with emerging talent.

Resource Hub: Access to resources, guides, and toolkits for women looking to start or grow their businesses.

International Guest Speakers: Invite prominent female leaders from around the world to inspire by sharing their experiences.

Bringing together themes of creativity, sustainability, finance, and business acceleration with a gala dinner and awards ceremony will establish the Women’s Acceleration Summit as a flagship event promoting gender equality, women’s leadership, and innovation in the country. It will serve as an annual catalyst for female empowerment and economic growth, fostering a more inclusive and sustainable future.


Launch – Get Funded – Grow

When Women Founders get Less Than 3% of Investment, You Need a Strategy to Put You in That 3%.

That’s why we want to equip founders with a rock-solid pitch, plus the tactics and know-how to help them succeed.

​So that when female founders get in front of investors, they are confident in terms of project authority and credibility.

The standard playbook for raising money doesn’t work for us. We have to do it differently. Join our 8-week accelerator, designed for pre-seed & seed stage founders. Created for women founders, by women founders who have successfully built, fundraised, and exited businesses.

Program Content

  • Pitch deck & script

We’ll craft a compelling pitch deck and script with you.

Your pitch is the single most important part of your fundraising materials.​

  • 1:1 Mentor support

You will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the accelerator for weekly 1:1 calls.

Your mentor is your coach, cheerleader and Hive mind.

  • Business deep-dive

No startup is perfect. We know your business has gaps. That’s normal.

We’ll explain what investors expect to see, and help you fill in the gaps.

  • Investment process

We’ll explain how to run a fundraising round & the tactics you need to know.

From investor outreach, how to run meetings & how to close.

  • Expert calls

We host group calls with experts on all the topics you need to master.

From financial models, to valuation and go-to-market strategy.

  • Demo day

You get three pitch practice sessions and expert feedback.

Plus, the opportunity to pitch live to investors in our Demo Day.


Angels: 120+ active angel investors across all sectors, who bring expertise as well as capital

VCs: 350+ VC firms across the UK, Europe & US that invest from pre-seed to series B

Strategic Corporate venture arms and family offices with connections

Crowdfunding: The top equity and rewards crowdfunding platforms in the EU, US & UK


EWA works to ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to funding and investment opportunities. This involves connecting women-led startups with investors and financial institutions which are committed to supporting women-owned businesses.


Developing a strong network and community of women in business is crucial for their success. EWA organizes events, conferences, and networking opportunities so that women can connect, share experiences, and collaborate.


To advocate and support effectively, EWA is launching a game-changing AI-driven matchmaking platform, fostering partnerships and collaborations. By leveraging AI and data analysis, it will connect businesses in a more efficient and personalized manner, leading to mutually beneficial relationship-building and opportunities for growth.


We understand the need for updated knowledge in a fast-moving world.

The organization offers training programs, workshops, and mentorship initiatives by certified experts and hands on successful entrepreneurs, to equip women with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen fields. This encompasses entrepreneurship trainings, leadership development, digitalization and financial literacy programs.


Expanding a business internationally can be overwhelming because of lower understanding of the foreign (business) culture and the market.

Expanding your network, cultural and business knowledge is best done by immersion.

Hence, we organize exclusive trade missions in small groups, guiding the founders in the new market, introducing them to the local business ecosystem, chambers of commerce, investors, potential local partners, and clients.


Venturing into international markets can indeed be a daunting task, primarily due to the unfamiliarity with foreign business cultures and markets. At EWA, we understand that successful expansion requires not just a strategic approach, but also a deep understanding of the nuances of the target market.

Our Approach

 We firmly believe that the best way to gain a comprehensive understanding of a foreign market is through immersing oneself in that particular environment. To achieve this, we have curated an exclusive International Business Immersion Program designed to offer entrepreneurs a transformative experience as they expand their ventures abroad.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Small Group Format:Unlike generic trade missions, our program maintains a small group format to ensure personalized attention and meaningful connections. This allows for in-depth discussions and tailored guidance.
  • Local Market Expertise:Our team of experienced experts is deeply ingrained in the local market. We will guide you through the intricacies of the foreign business culture, providing valuable insights as well as market intelligence.
  • Networking Opportunities:Our program goes beyond basic introductions. We connect you with key players in the local business ecosystem, including chambers of commerce, potential investors, strategic partners, and prospective clients.

Program Highlights

  • Market Entry Strategy:We assist you in developing a tailored market entry strategy, accounting for perfectly adapted to cultural nuances, regulatory requirements, and market trends.
  • Cultural Immersion:Gain a profound understanding of the local culture, etiquette, and business practices, paving the way for smoother negotiations and relationships.
  • Business Workshops:Participate in interactive workshops conducted by industry experts, covering topics such as international trade, legal considerations, and cross-cultural communication.
  • Site Visits:Immerse yourself in the local business landscape with guided site visits to key industry players and potential partners.
  • One-on-One Consultations:Enjoy personalized consultations with our team, addressing specific challenges and opportunities tailored to your business.
  • Investor Meetings:Connect with local and international investors interested in supporting your expansion efforts.

Your Gateway to Success

The International Business Immersion Program by EWA is your gateway to successful international expansion. We understand that going global is not just a transactional endeavor; it’s a journey that requires cultural sensitivity, local insights, and strategic connections. With our guidance, you can navigate the complexities of international markets confidently and build a strong foundation for your business abroad.

Don’t just explore international opportunities – immerse yourself in them. Join us on a transformative journey as you expand your horizons and elevate your business to new heights.


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