If you’re thinking about becoming a member of EWIF you’re in the right place! You may still be asking yourself, ‘Is EWIF membership right for me?’ and this page is designed to answer all of your questions and help you to make the decision on whether to go through with the EWIF application process.
EWIF members are first and foremost a community. Anyone can become an EWIF member, male or female, franchisor or service provider to the industry. The thing that binds all EWIF members together, is their common desire to give back, as well as to take advantages that membership can bring. As a collective group, it is our joint mission to encourage more women into franchising. By joining EWIF you show your support for our mission and agree to positively support and encourage women who may benefit from your advice and guidance, whether already in the industry or looking to join, as your fellow members will support you.
If you’re still not sure whether EWIF membership is for you, the next step would be to attend your next local regional meeting. We’d love to welcome you, give you an introduction to EWIF and our community. Your first meeting is completely FREE of charge and there’s no obligation to join should you not find it a match for you. Click here to find out more about our regional meetings and when your next local meeting is.
You may also be asking yourself ‘What will I gain by becoming a member?’ By joining EWIF you will be able to take full advantage of the many opportunities being a member can bring:
Network with like-minded people at our free member EWIF Meetings and access valuable knowledge sharing, advice and guidance.
Give back to the community by volunteering your time to help the EWIF mission and make a positive difference to others. There are many ways you can get involved: mentor a prospective/new franchisor, volunteer an hour or two on the EWIF stand at various exhibitions, share your story and advice with others at the regional meetings, and help grow the knowledge about EWIF in your local area, and much more.
Marketing & PR
Receive a dedicated website profile page, be considered for speaking opportunities across the UK, upload news stories and case studies to the EWIF website and gain profile and PR opportunities. Plus receive a Member Logo, Member Certificate and a Member Lapel Badge to showcase your support of EWIF.
We hold regular Regional EWIF meetings around the UK to make sure that each and every one of our members
The meetings are FREE for our members and you can attend as many as you like, and in any region. It doesn’t just have to be the region where you’re based! As with our membership, the meetings are open to both men and women within the industry, after all, we all work together to help encourage more women into franchising!
Get in touch with your local branch to find out what’s happening near you.
Be part of Franchisor Mastermind, an online community providing you with a place to learn, debate and connect with like-minded professionals. (This is only available to franchisor members of EWIF). And, join the conversation through our social media platforms – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Events & Conferences
Learn from respected and inspiring influential thinkers at our regional meetings, awards ceremony and national conference.
Discounts and rewards
Access exclusive member offers including 15% off a stand at The International Franchise Show.
Access mentoring from experienced franchise professionals (subject to availability).
The ins’ and outs’
• Membership of EWIF is £140 per annum per company from the date of joining.
• Only one named person from each company will be included in the member details list. That person will be responsible for disseminating meeting dates and information to their colleagues.
• You commit to support EWIF through supporting events, attending regional meetings and positively promoting our principles. We would request members attend our Annual Awards and Conference, as well as at least 2 regional meetings each year, but it is not compulsory. Any person from a members company, including franchisees, may attend our meetings.
• EWIF is a community who give back. By joining EWIF you show your support for our mission and agree to positively support and encourage women who may benefit from your advice and guidance, whether already in the industry or looking to join.
The Application Process
EWIF Membership will not be automatically granted to all applicants. Membership applications will be put to a committee and if there are no objections, membership will be approved.
People who wish to become members are invited to attend an initial regional meeting at no cost. After their attendance, they may be invited to join. Their application must be supported by a current EWIF member.