Financial Statistics: 

  • Gender pay gap in Europe is 16.3% (Source: EIGE)
  • Pensions gender gap in Europe is 38%
  • Women constitute 52% of the total European population but only 34.4% of self-employed and 30% of start-up entrepreneurs
  • Financing start-ups: in UK, male entrepreneurs are 86% more likely to be VC funded than their female counterparts and 59% more likely to secure angel investment ​
  • Research shows bias in economics profession​
Some of our sister city networks run a formal women & money programme; we do not have a formal programme, but from time to time we run events on negotiating a salary raise / asking to be paid as a consultant, personal pitching, pensions and investments, etc. 

If you would be interested in attending or organising one of these events, please let us know at events@pwi.be

Useful Links: 

The Fry Group Belgium Tax and financial advice for UK expatriates

Rising Tide Europe: female business angels
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