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!
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