About Prowess

Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish.

Be inspired

Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business.

Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.

Learn

We have put together a wide rage of guides and articles to help you navigate all elements of your own business journey; from ideas, to starting and then growing. Find exactly what you are looking for by navigating the site menu bar or search box.

Get Support

Find other women like you at our directory of local women’s business networks. Or add your own network to the list.

Funding

Information about money management and funding is the most popular section of the Prowess site. Find out more here.

Our Story

Prowess  was the National Association for the Promotion of Women’s Enterprise from 2002 to 2011, with member organisations, supporting over 100,000 women business owners. As an independent non-profit, we were commissioned by Government to produce the first UK national strategy and quality standards for women’s enterprise support. We’ve archived reports from that period here.

After the organisation closed down in 2012, former CEO (2002-09), Erika Watson, was able to purchase assets and relaunch Prowess as a social enterprise committed to supporting women in business with top quality information and resources. 

Funding

Prowess is primarily funded through external sponsors who support women in business and enable us to keep services free and affordable.

If you are interested in finding out more about enhancing your appeal and sales to women in business by advertising on the website or sponsoring any of our activities please get in touch.

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