The Telegraph announces Women Mean Business Live 2019

4 November 2019

The Telegraph is bringing together some of the most talented women in the UK, from entrepreneurs to MPs, campaigners and female founders on November 5 for its flagship event, Women Mean Business Live 2019.  With a line up that includes the RT Hon Liz Truss MPTina BrownSamantha Cameron and Victoria Derbyshire, the event will unite over 500 attendees for a day of debate, discussion and networking on how to overcome the barriers that can often prevent female-led businesses and professionals from reaching their full potential.

This is the second year The Telegraph has hosted this landmark event, which was launched in 2018 in support of its major editorial campaign Women Mean Business.   For the past 18 months, The Telegraph’s Women Mean Business campaign has been pushing to close the funding gap for female entrepreneurs in Britain and address the issues women face in the workplace. The campaign saw a significant success earlier in the year when the treasury  launched its Investing in Women Code in March which compels banks to publish regular updates on how much they invest in businesses run by women as part of a series of new measures to help female entrepreneurs.

On November 5, Women Mean Business Live, sponsored by Natwest and TU, will bring together leading industry voices and business influencers at the Brewery in London.  The event is chaired by the founders of the campaign The Telegraph’s Features Director Victoria Harper and Women’s Editor Claire Cohen.  Highlights of the day include:

  • Tina Brown, former Vanity Fair and New Yorker Editor, and founder of The Daily Beast and Women in the World, will join Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson to discuss how she has put her unique stamp on media, and her work in helping women to advance.

  • Broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire will be in conversation with Bryony Gordon

  • Samantha Cameron will reflect on her first two years running fashion brand Cefinn.

The full schedule of panels, workshops and events can be viewed here.

Chris Evans, Editor, The Telegraph said: ‘The impact of the campaign and the level of support it’s received since its launch have been remarkable. It was credited with shaping Government policy – resulting in the Investing in Women Code.  This year’s summit promises to continue this momentum and focus attention on the key issues that matter within the world of business’.


Tickets for the event can be purchased here.  On social media the day’s events can be followed via the hashtag #WMBLive2019


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