Events > Women's International Networking Programme 2023/2024

About the current programme

This is a pilot programme based in and funded by the Northern Powerhouse, initially supporting companies based in the North of England only. Expressions of interest from other regions will be added to our internal database of interested women and notifed when the programme becomes available in that area.



Welcome to the WIN Programme (In-Person)
Tuesday 14 November 2023, 12:00 - 14:00
The Knowledge Exchange, Leeds Beckett University

An introduction into the programme, including what to expect, and to have your questions answered. Meet and network over lunch with your fellow peers, who will be joining you in the cohort.


Closing the Influence Gap (Virtual)
Thursday 23 November 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

An interactive session that's all about boosting your meeting prowess! Together, we'll unveil strategies to supercharge your presence in those male-dominated boardrooms.

Accessing Funding and Investment (Virtual)
Tuesday 12 December 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Got innovative ideas but struggle to secure the financial support needed to take your business to the next level? This workshop will provide you with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of funding opportunities. We will cover various financing options, from grants and loans to venture capital and angel investors, while also addressing the unique challenges faced by female entrepreneurs.

Cohort Led Session (Virtual)
Tuesday 16 January 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

A session that is tailored to your interests, concerns, and aspirations.

Perfecting Your 60-Second Pitch (Virtual)
Thursday 8 February 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams 

Join us as we unveil the magic of the 60-second pitch. We’ll show you the art of pitching and explore the three key elements that make for a perfect pitch; content, structure and delivery.


Pre-Mission Briefing (Virtual)
Thursday 22 February 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
Online - Microsoft Teams

In this crucial pre-departure briefing your mission leaders will equip you with all the knowledge and guidance to ensure that you’re fully prepared for a successful trip.


USA Trade Mission 
Monday 4 – Friday 8 March 2024
Indianapolis and Chicago, USA


What previous participants had to say...


"I’ve loved it! It's really given me the confidence again, and the motivation to get out there and make it happen. There’s a real spirit of connection to it and I’d love to me more involved - something I’d recommend to others too. I benefited from having a network of female peers around me on the trade mission and would love to work closer with them."

Amber Kotrri, Founder, House of Zana

"It has been amazing to connect with like-minded people, learn from them and share experiences. Connecting with women who have similar goals and drive, has allowed for new collaborations that have led to growth in my business."

Sarah Cross, Founder, CODE Beautiful Ltd