Women's leading role in social enterprise under the spotlight as NatWest WISE100 nominations open

May 15, 2017

Nominations for the first NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise) have opened to recognise 100 leading women in social enterprise.

Created by the NatWest SE100 Index, the WISE100 highlights the leading role of women in social enterprise. The social enterprise sector outperforms other sectors when it comes to gender equality, with 40% of social enterprises led by women, compared with just 6% of the companies on the FTSE100. 

Now is your chance to nominate the leading female social entrepreneurs you know!

The WISE100 list is open to anyone who wishes to nominate one or more women working in the social enterprise sector. Nominations can be made via the NatWest WISE100 website: http://www.wise100.co.uk. It is also possible to self nominate and nominations are free to place. Nominations close on 31 August 2017.

Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise, Business Banking at NatWest, commented:

The WISE100 will be the first time the role of women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation will be formally recognised in such a way. The list, a new initiative from the NatWestSE100, will recognise the crucial role women play in the social enterprise sector, as well as aiming to inspire other sectors to diversify their workforce, bringing benefits to women and the business community at large.