Our mission and story

Fempowered Collective – changing attitudes and building confidence for women in business

Our mission is to spark changing attitudes, build confidence and empower women to collaborate with, elevate and inspire each other in business.

Women in the UK are half as likely to start their own business than men. We want to change this by offering a place where female entrepreneurs, mumpreneurs, start-ups or anyone thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship can connect and help each other on a journey to success.

Did you know:

  • Only 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female
  • Male-led SMEs are five times more likely to scale up to £1m
  • Of every £1 of venture funding awarded in the UK, 89p goes to all-male founders

We aim to help women gain access to the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to grow a successful business. Fempowered marketing courses will be a chance to work on the fundamentals of marketing a business whilst meeting and inspiring each other.

Networking – Coming January 2021!

Small, inclusive and structured networking groups for female entrepreneurs or those in a decision-making role. Our groups will be a chance to discuss your business, share your success and gain in-depth advice from women at all experience levels.

Marketing Courses – Coming Spring 2021!

You will join a group of like-minded women on a three-month journey to learn, engage and plan your marketing strategy for success. The course includes practical skills training, brand building and strategy – as well as a chance for one-to-one mentoring to start your business journey.

I’m interested!

Fempowered Collective is led by Sophie Metcalfe, Director of small business marketing agency The Soapy Group. Her colourful career in media and marketing has seen her work closely with countless SMEs across the UK.

Sophie is now bringing her expertise direct to women who own and run small businesses – helping them to achieve a deeper understanding and find confidence in marketing their empires.

Sophie is a passionate advocate of workplace mental health and supports local charities close to her heart including IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services).