Welcome to Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF)
We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to women looking for a route into the franchise industry. Our remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks.
Franchising can be a great move for women who are looking to take their career a step further or to have a career that fits in around their home life. At EWIF, we are looking to change the face of the franchise sector so that women have a much larger presence than they do currently and to balance out the ratio of men to women in the franchise industry.
EWIF has become a valuable community and source of information for so many people. We hold regular regional meetings around the UK to allow franchisors and prospective franchisees and franchisees to meet, network, discuss best practice and hear from a range of industry experts. We also hold an annual national conference and an annual awards ceremony, sponsored by NatWest, to recognise the achievements of women in franchising and to boost their position and give them more credibility in their industry.
Please take a look around and get in touch if you think EWIF could help you. We’re always delighted to welcome new members!
2019 is a year of great change for EWIF, and one of these changes sees the introduction of our new Managing Director, Helen Mansfield. Helen is a young female with a passion for franchising and women in business. Helen’s dedication to the cause and understanding of...read more
A record number of young performers attended an audition to secure funding for their future, thanks to a charity set up by a franchise theatre school. The Future Fund auditions are now in their fourth year, having given thousands of pounds to young performers who...read more
Written by Fiona Simpson, ARTventurers This week I had the pleasure of attending two events in London organised by EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) – a UK based not-for-profit organisation with the primary focus of supporting women who are looking for a...read more