The UK does not know how many women entrepreneurs there are, the sectors in which they operate, or their representation in supply chain contracting.
This situation can easily be rectified by asking companies two additional questions.
The Women’s Equality Party’s first Party Conference calls upon the government to include the following questions on the annual confirmation statement for companies:
1. Are you a female-owned business (female-owned is defined as 51% or more woman- or women-owned, controlled and managed)?
2. Are you a male-owned business (male-owned is defined as 51% or more man- or men-owned, controlled and managed)?'
With this data the UK can start to build appropriate support and ensure equal opportunity for women entrepreneurs.