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One of UK’s biggest annual business summits for women launches catalogue of masterclasses led by successful entrepreneurs, to help rebuild female-run businesses after pandemic

77% of female business owners found managing their business in the pandemic stressful, compared to 55% of men

First time WinTrade Global has made these resources, from their annual event, available in this way Minister For Business Paul Scully MP, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, Her Highness Shaikah Fadyah Al Saad Al Sabbah and Holly Branson among globally successful corporate leaders and entrepreneurs behind talks and masterclasses

London, UK – WinTrade (Women in Trade), one of the leading advocates for providing women in business has announced they are offering an exclusive series of over 40 world class talks, panel discussions and masterclasses, delivered by a who’s who list of globally successful corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, to female (and male) business owners looking for ways to improve their companies and take them to the next level. 

This is the first time WinTrade Global, which delivered their annual summit and awards this year on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th, July and who has been celebrating women in business since 1997, has offered access to their full schedule of events after the summit has already taken place. 

This exciting move is in a bid to help turnaround one of the main issues tackled at the summit – the negative impact the pandemic has had on female entrepreneurs. with nearly three quarters (77%) of female business owners recorded to have found managing their business in the pandemic stressful, compared to 55% of male entrepreneurs. (1)

The idea is that users who access the WinTrade content can gain guidance, information and insight and develop skills from speeches and workshops delivered by the likes of Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE (VP EMEA, Facebook); Shaikah Fadyah Al Saad Al Sabbah (CEO, AL-SAAD Foundation) Holly Branson (Chief Purpose & Vision Officer, Virgin); Carole Stone CBE (Founder, The Carole Stone Foundation); Suki Thompson MBE (CEO, Let’s Reset); and Paul Scully MP, UK Minister for Business, among others. All business owners who want to take their company to the next level, can download the resources from:  

This year’s summit and awards was sponsored by Mastercard and Facebook, among others, and WinTrade Global were also proud this year to collaborate with the Al-Saad Foundation in Kuwait, which supports MEWIIN (Middle East Women Inventors and Innovators in working with women in tech, inventors and innovators in the Middle East.

WinTrade Global Founder and President Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE said: 

“The aim of the virtual summit is to leave you speechless, as the breadth, knowledge and expertise of leading women in business and global thought leaders appearing is truly ground-breaking. 

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“Those who enter into this virtual ecosystem that will not only benefit their business development but inspire their personal growth and global awareness. I would advise anyone serious about building and sustaining their business to check out the workshops and masterclasses online, add it to your library of business resources that you refer to again and again – it will really be a game changer.”

The lack of funding opportunities for female entrepreneurs is another key issue the summit tackles, with less than 1% of all UK venture funding awarded to all-female teams, while all-male founder teams are handed 89p of every £1 of venture capital funding awarded in the UK.

Furthermore, 29% of male entrepreneurs will end up building businesses with sales of £1-£50m, while less than half of that number (13%) of female entrepreneurs end up accomplishing the same kind of figures. (2)

These challenges are offset by the fact that just one in three UK entrepreneurs is a woman, a gender gap equivalent to 1.1 million in missing businesses, and an alarming £250bn shortfall in monetary terms. (3)

Other significant areas highlighted included examining what global corporates did to help staff through COVID and exploring closely how some businesses not only survived but thrived during lockdown. 

Users can get VIP access to the whole two-day summit, including all events and award show for just £37 at:

By accessing the content viewers also can take in the WinTrade Global Virtual Awards ceremony, whose list of key honours this year include the WinTrade Woman Award which went to Sh Nabila Al Sabbah of Kuwait, the WinTrade Woman Icon of The Year which was given to Her Highness Queen Diambi of Congo and the President’s Award which saw Mrs Ngozi Elumogo honoured. 

Other winners are Claudi Berghout (Rising Star); Simone de Gale (Excellence); Liesbeth Verman (Innovation); NatWest Gender (Corporate Women’s Network); Rawan Al Kandari (Women in Marketing and PR, Kuwait) and Zainab Abudlaziz Abudulrazzaq (Women in Media, Kuwait).  

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