Women in business

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With access to our network of Woman in Business Accredited Specialists, we're ready to deliver our expertise and offer tangible support to you and your business. Whether you already run a business or plan to, we can help with your everyday business needs.

Ulster Bank backs local initiatives with new enterprise fund

Four local organisations have each been awarded £15k through Ulster Bank’s Enterprise Fund to support projects aimed at promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship. 

2021 NatWest everywoman Awards finalists announced

Nineteen extraordinary women from across the country have today been unveiled as the 2021 finalists in the UK’s leading programme for female entrepreneurs, the NatWest everywoman Awards.

Investing in Women Code

One of the key recommendations of the Rose Review was to promote greater transparency in the UK funding allocation. To address that we’ve been a founding member of the Investing in Women Code – a commitment by financial services firms to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

Everywoman Self-Made Hub

We’ve partnered with everywoman to bring you a hub dedicated to female entrepreneurs. The Everywoman Self-Made Hub offers tailored news articles to help you Be Inspired, Be Informed and Be Financed.


An extra £1bn of funding for Women in Business

In 2020 we lent over £1bn to female-led businesses, due to the extraordinary impacts of the coronavirus. So this year we’ve announced an additional £1bn, open to new and existing customers, and it’s part of our overall efforts to continue to close the gap with male entrepreneurs.

You can apply for this funding through our range of loan and finance options.

Tools for women in business

We've developed programmes, tools and online communities to help empower women in business. Take a look at some of the ways we're backing female entrepreneurs.

Read the latest news and analysis on the Ulster Bank Business Hub

The professional’s guide to diversity and inclusion

Fiona Hathorn is CEO of Women on Boards UK. Here, she shares her perspective on embedding diversity and inclusion at the board level.

2021 Progress Report: Investing in Women Code

Launched in 2019, the code aims to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

Bridging digital’s gender divide

The digital economy is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy. Here, three female tech insiders offer their perspectives on the industry.

Getting ahead with the Young Women's Network

Women In Business NI, in partnership with Ulster Bank, have created a platform to empower young women and give them the tools needed to get a head start in their careers.

Register for our free events and workshops

Helping to remove barriers with Digital Boost

Are you an owner or employee of a small business or charity looking for help? We have free mentoring, workshops and courses to help you understand digital better.

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