Helping female founders

Female founders

Helping female founders thrive

At Rise, created by Barclays, we believe that diverse founders are fundamental to creating tech solutions and companies that will shape our future for the better.

Female founders are an under-represented group in the tech start-up world and we are committed to changing this by addressing the unique challenges they face. We do this this through the Female Tech Collective, our founder to founder network led by females to support females. By providing access to mentoring, dedicated programmes and female founder events you will strengthen your network and grow your business further. #risetogether

Interested in being part of this? Email the Female Tech Collective to receive news and opportunities for how you can get involved. We look forward to connecting with you.

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Female Innovators Lab

The Female Innovators Lab

Barclays and Anthemis are committed to bringing more women into entrepreneurship and closing the fundraising gender gap.

AccelerateHER mentorship opportunities

Mentorship opportunities with AccelerateHER

We have partnered with AccelerateHER, a network that supports female founders on their entrepreneurial journey.

Angel Academe partnership

Investment partnership with Angel Academe

Angel Academe helps female founders to access a unique pool of engaged, mainly female investors.

Additional resources

Find out more about how Barclays, Rise and Eagle Labs are committed to supporting female founders. 

Finding the right founder

Finding the right network is essential for female founders

Tips from Sarah Turner, CEO of Angel Academe, on how to get the most from your network if you are a female founder.

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Supporting women to succeed at Barclays and beyond

Mariquit Corcoran, Head of Barclays Ventures US, on how colleagues and female founders are being supported.

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Cathy Craig on being a female founder

Cathy Craig, co-founder and CEO of INCISIV and professor of psychology at Ulster University, on being a female founder and why launching a startup is often a story of personal development.

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What it's like to lead a highly talented team

Katrin Herrling, CEO and Co-Founder of Funding Xchange, on gaining a Highly Commended accolade in the 2019 Rise FinTech Awards.

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