Women innovators in the spotlight at Getty exhibition

Posted on: 18/07/2017

Get to know the female entrepreneurs being supported as part of the infocus: Women in Innovation programme.

Sharing the stories of innovators of the future.

A photographic exhibition showcasing the winners and finalists in the infocus: Women in Innovation competition has opened today for a two-week run at Getty Images Gallery in London.

Featuring profiles of female entrepreneurs by renowned photographer Amelia Troubridge, the exhibition aims to break down the barriers to women in innovation and present the next generation of female entrepreneurs with inspiring, relevant role models.

This follows research that:

  • one in 3 female innovators believe their gender has negatively impacted their career
  • the proportion of UK women engaged in entrepreneurial activity is around half the level of men
  • if we can increase participation to the same level, women-led SMEs could contribute a ¬£180 billion boost to the UK economy by 2025.

The exhibition is part of the ongoing Women in Innovation programme which recognises talented innovators from across a wide range of industry sectors. KTN has been working closely with Innovate UK on a package of support to all 15 winners and 19 finalists. In March, we hosted a two-day boot camp offering bespoke advice on funding and finance, personal branding, and business strategy.

On Monday, 26 July, there will be a workshop at the gallery for 14 to 18-year-olds to meet and learn from female business leaders who are changing the world with their innovations. This is designed to get young women excited about innovation and empower them to come up with their own solutions.

The exhibition will run between 18 and 29 July. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5:30pm, and Saturday, midday to 5:30pm. Admission is free.

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