Empowering Women in Business Event Date Announced 

The bfa are excited to announce the return of Empowering Women in Business (EWIB), an occasion solely for women, being held at the Nottingham Belfry on November 15th. 

Previously known as Women in Franchising, it has been reinvented to include women from all walks of business life. With women-led businesses contributing about £75 billion to the UK economy, it is important to recognise these achievements. The bfa appreciates the importance of celebrating and championing the women who have gone and achieved their goals and dreams, even with the odds against them.


EWIB has previously seen hundreds of Britain’s best business women in attendance, providing advice and discussing experiences. It’s the perfect chance for women share to their journey, inspire and be inspired and connect with like-minded women. 

To provoke discussion and to open up these experiences, there will be panelist sessions, with thought-provoking topics such as overcoming-barriers and leadership, as well as presentations designed to educate and empower. 

The three key themes this year revolve around the following areas: 

·        Leadership; rise to power, leadership style, mentors, awards

·        Culture; overcoming obstacles, breaking down walls and rebuilding,

women supporting women

·        Well-being; balancing responsibilities, struggles, needs, teamwork

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, highlights the importance of the event and why people should attend. “This is one of my favourite events on the bfa calendar. Created six years ago, it was a way of recognising the need to advocate the brilliant accomplishments of women in business and also franchising, and how far we have come as a society. The themes change every year to reflect the needs of today, create debate and provide a platform for women to share their own experiences on certain topics. I’m proud of how far this event has come, and I look forward to connecting with some fantastic women this November!”

There are both day rates and overnight packages available to suit your preferences. Our overnight package is available on a first come first served basis and will fill up fast. 

To find out more about the event or for interview opportunities around Empowering Women in Business, please email our press team at press@thebfa.org or call 01235 820470. 

To enquire or book your seats, contact our Business Services Manager Carys Jukes on carysjukes@thebfa.org, or visit our EWIB page here.



About the bfa

The British Franchise Association (bfa) defines and enforces the ethical standards for business format franchising in the UK. Established in 1977, the Association is a self-regulatory body proudly run by its members to champion the growth of the UK franchising sector. Promoting best practice through education and training, the bfa is a passionate advocate of excellence in the whole franchising community.


The vision of the bfa is to empower, promote and connect people in business by becoming the leading educator in franchising. To support this vision the Association has established a Franchise Training Academy to be the fundamental source of key skills and techniques, driving the adoption of best practise in the UK franchising sector. The education of potential franchisees and franchisors is at the heart of what the bfa is and does. Equipping prospects with a crucial understanding of franchising is essential not only to their success, but to the success of the whole sector.


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