The Essex Business School is a partner of the Accelerating Women's Enterprise (AWE) project
AWE is supported by the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme
, who are contributing €2,641,184.73 of European Regional Development Funds
, and which aims to address economic and social issues in regions on either side the Channel.
Through this collaborative, cross-border approach, this project hopes to improve the quality and effectiveness of support to socially or economically disadvantaged and under-represented groups and to address the gender imbalance in entrepreneurship. The project aims to create 35 hours of new learning content and carry out new research into women's enterprise.
The programme results, learning content, research, mentor-bank and resources will all be brought together in a starter kit, which will be freely available to any stakeholder or organisation that wants to improve its services to female entrepreneurs.