All About EWIF

At EWIF, we’re looking to change the face of the franchise sector so that women have a much larger presence. The 2015 NatWest/bfa survey recently revealed that women now account for just 23% of franchisees in the UK. The survey also revealed that over the last two years, only 17% of new franchisees have been women.

Our primary focus is to support women who are 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. We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.



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UK's franchisees are women

We partner with professionals in the franchise industry to ensure that we can offer our members the best guidance and support possible. Our members, both franchisors and franchise service suppliers, offer free services to women seeking advice and guidance. EWIF also undertakes research into women in franchising alongside raising the issues that face women in franchising and publicises women in franchising in the media. Membership is £140 per annum, per company from the date of joining.