For women in franchising, the business landscape is evolving significantly. At EWiF we recognise the impact of supportive networks, both online and in person.

As we welcome the New Year, there is – as always – tons of chatter about “New Year Resolutions”! But, at EWiF we’re thinking differently: about embracing opportunities, setting meaningful goals, and building a powerful network of supportive women.

The Value of Supportive Networks

For the last 16 years, EWiF has been instrumental in fostering a sense of community amongst women involved in franchising. From regular in-person meetings to our supportive members-only LinkedIn group, we provide the means for women in any and every area of the franchise industry to connect, share experiences, and find support. So, whether you’re newly curious about it, or are so submerged you could franchise in your sleep, there’s something for you to gain from EWiF in 2024.


The importance of being part of a supportive network for women cannot be overstated. It goes beyond personal success goals; embracing the opportunity to have a positive impact on friends, not competitors, within the industry.


Resilience in the Face of Challenges

Being a woman in franchising often means facing unique challenges. So, EWiF regional meetings and online groups offer a safe space for women to discuss challenges, seek advice, and celebrate victories, as well as gain and provide support to others who understand your challenges. Just as you’re living it, they’re living it too. You never have to feel alone at any stage of your franchise story.


Mentorship Matters

In the world of women in franchising, mentorship plays a pivotal role. EWiF’s mentoring programme is a testament to the guidance and wisdom you can gain from experienced professionals, and the significant impact it can have on your journey. Mentorship fosters growth, collaboration, and a sense of purpose, allowing women like you, to navigate the franchising landscape with confidence. So, whether you’re interested in knowing if franchising is right for you, or could help your business to grow, we’ll connect you to the right mentor for the right conversation.


Of course, if you’re involved in franchising, and looking for a way to give back, becoming an EWiF Mentor might be right for you… so let’s talk!

Women Leading the Way

Did you know the number of Women franchisees in the UK has steadily risen over the last 25 years, to over 30%! We love this, but think this is still too low a figure! Which is why we want to shout from the rooftops how amazing franchising can be for women who want to run their own business. The flexibility and freedom of working “for yourself” but not “by yourself” is something we truly believe in. And if this is something you are considering for 2024, the EWiF community will be behind you every step of the way, cheering you on to push yourself and achieve all you can.