Welcome to the WEgate Summit
#WEGetFinance: Invest in and with Women Entrepreneurs in Europe
17 October 2022 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, Belgium
Join us to discuss how to provide better access to finance for women entrepreneurs! It is essential to their business success!
During this event, when we will be joined by women entrepreneurs, policymakers and support agencies, and financiers, we will look at the opportunities to create an enabling ecosystem to contribute to higher levels of investment in women-driven companies. Thanks to the participation of these audiences, we will host a unique tripartite gathering that will cover all areas of the access to finance for women entrepreneurs: the financial literacy of women entrepreneurs fit
for a digital economy, alternative financing models to a closer collaboration between policymakers and financial institutions and more.
For its third edition, the WEgate Summit is going live: our community will meet in Brussels on 17 October for a day of inspiring stories, innovative ideas, networking
How can you benefit from this event?
· Become part of the WEgate Community to learn about the latest resources to support the development of your business at the European level.
· Network with like-minded women entrepreneurs across Europe and beyond, connect, and continue your conversations long after the event ends;
· As a policymaker, learn and develop your understanding of the European business ecosystem through insights from inspiring female entrepreneurs.
· Hear from a balanced and enticing speaker line-up covering thought-provoking conversations and pressing topics you need to learn all about.
· As a financier, discover opportunities for exciting new investments in women-led companies.
26th Sep 2022
Who are we?
The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) is a respected, apolitical, and influential advocate for European entrepreneurs. We are the campaigning voice for the modern European entrepreneur.
Independent. Knowledgeable. Influential. Challenging. And Loud.
Who are our members?
ESBA campaigns on behalf of a million small businesses throughout Europe, all of whom (whether they are micros, self employed, traditional family businesses, or hi-tech startups), share one very important thing in common. They are all entrepreneurs.
What do they want?
Our members told us that they wanted an organisation that looks like them, thinks like them, talks like them, and that really understands them.
They wanted to see innovation and creativity in the way we approach our job of representing their interests.
They want someone to be a voice for them, to talk about their needs and their problems to the EU institutions.
They also want an organisation to represent them in a twenty-first century way, using twenty-first century techniques.
And finally, they said they would like to belong to a truly diverse membership, full of the young (not forgetting the young at heart), women entrepreneurs, those from minority ethnic cultures, the immigrant searching for a better life, the socially responsible environmentally conscious entrepreneur, the disabled, those who pursue modern lifestyles, and those who thirst to learn new ways to grow their business.
They told us. We listened.
What do we campaign for?
In order to improve the lives of all European entrepreneurs, ESBA regularly seeks the views of its membership and uses them to create the ‘ESBA Manifesto for Change‘. Then we campaign hard to convince government to make these changes.
Click here for more details.
What are the benefits of membership?
We offer the help, advice, information and support that our members seek, with services based on listening to their needs and concerns. We campaign on behalf of our members using our unique ‘Manifesto for Change’, a policy stance that they help design.
But the biggest benefit our members enjoy is that we provide them with a voice where it matters, in Brussels.
An independent voice.
A voice for change.