International Women's Day 2019 | Blog | Foundation East

International Women's Day 2019

8th March 2019 By Foundation East in News


We are very proud of the values we champion. 

Boosting female entrepreneurship, increasing access to finance for women and gender pay equality are all important issues that are being discussed on International Women's Day and Foundation East is proud to play its part in supporting these causes.

Our latest Annual Review celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage and highlighted some of the inspiring women that we have been able to support and the success they have had. 

Download 2018 Annual Review

Alongside this we have been using our #LoansForWomen campaign to champion and spread the word about the great work we are doing in promoting and providing inclusivity through delivery of our services and products, and encouraging others to do the same. 

We have previously shared positive news about how we have been helping female entrepreneurs and highlighted the facts about the funding gap that prevents many women from starting their own business.

We have also previously shared details on the gender pay gap and what SMEs need to know about it. 

We are delighted to see that we come out well above the industry average of loans made to to women led businesses, when compared to the average across the Responsible Finance industry and Peer-to-Peer lending platforms. 




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