Earlier this week, CEO Steph Locke was named as one of the UK’s 100 most
inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business
'#ialso100' campaign. The campaign
recognises the multi-achievements of the women who have proved critical
to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially launched on International Women's Day 2017, f:Entrepreneur
is now in its fourth year and received a record number of applications.
Its purpose is to highlight, celebrate and promote incredible female
role models and share their stories with small businesses and the wider
There is a strong focus on female entrepreneurs that are juggling
multiple responsibilities from mentoring to community activities. As an
author, speaker, trainer and mentor in the tech space, Steph fulfils
this #ialso100 lifestyle requirement. In her company in this year's
cohort are inspiring and resilient female entrepreneurs that have grown
and flourished despite Covid-19, specialising in everything from
beekeeping to pole-dancing, and tech to PPE.
On being listed in the #ialso100 2021, Steph Locke said: “It's an
honour to be listed among such inspirational women. I am looking forward
to sharing ideas and getting to know them at the first event on
International Women's Day.”
Both f:Entrepreneur and Small Business Britain were founded by Michelle
Ovens CBE, who
is also the director of Small Business Saturday UK.
“Congratulations to all the inspiring women chosen to join this year’s
#ialso100,” said Michelle Ovens. “Despite the significant obstacles
thrown at them in the last year, female entrepreneurship continues to
grow and flourish. We need to continue, and increase, our support for
these incredible women and celebrate their amazing strength and success
in the face of huge challenges.”
“We have seen so many women embracing change, generating and exploring
new ideas, rallying around their communities and supporting their peers.
This resilience is hugely valuable and will set them up for success as
they will be at the very heart of the UK’s recovery.”
To see the full list of the 100 amazing women featured in this year’s
f:entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign visit