Why Buy From a Female-Founded Business This Christmas

Did you know only 20% of businesses in the UK are founded by women? That’s a crazy statistic, right?

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“I cannot think what other job I could have that would offer me the flexible hours, ability to work super hard but on my own terms and potential to succeed, as running a business.”

- Katie Lopes, Co-founder of Stripe & Stare

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disco ball on the sofa
disco ball on the sofa

“Only 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female: a gender gap equivalent to circa 1.1 million missing businesses. Female-led businesses are only 44% of the size of male-led businesses on average, in terms of their contribution to the economy, and male SMEs are five times more likely to scale up to £1 million turnover than female SMEs.”

Wondering where to start?

We’re here to help. Stripe & Stare are part of an organisation called ‘Buy Women Built’ with the goal of ‘shining a light on amazing brands built by women’. Our story started with a tweet: “Not everyone can invest in female founders. Not everyone can mentor female founders, but we can all buy from them.” - Buy Women Built. You can start small this season by supporting female founded businesses. From online shopping or heading into a store - your purchase can make a difference in changing the landscape for female founded businesses. The more awareness we bring to this topic, the more support and investment women are likely to get.

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