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!


Regional Meetings

We hold regular meetings across the country. Click to find out where your nearest meeting is. See you soon!

Annual National Conference

EWIF hold an annual National Conference open to EWIF members, supporters and guests. Click here to find out more about our next one.

NatWest EWIF Awards

Every year EWIF hold an annual award ceremony designed to bring together the best women in the industry to celebrate their successes. Click here to see the details of the event!
1st May 2019
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EWIF Annual Conference

19th September 2019
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EWIF Charity 2019: The Smarter way to get into Work

This year, EWIF’s National chosen charity is the incredible organisation Smart Works. Smart Works facilitates unemployed women in need to get back to work by providing high quality interview clothes and training.Smart Works harness’ the power of clothes and confidence...

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EWIF in Elite Franchise Magazine: March 2018

Every month Jane Maudsley writes a column for Elite Franchise Magazine and this month she gave EWIF a shout out! You can read the full article by clicking the link or image below: Elite Franchise Magazine Article          ...

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With thanks to our EWIF Partners and Media Partners:

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