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'Urbanista' female entrepreneurs blazing a trail in city

WOMEN entrepreneurs are meeting in the city centre today to share ideas, skills and advice on how to set up a digital platform for people working from home and a tool library in the city.

Urbanistas is a women-led network empowering collaborative people to come up with creative businesses plans and to approach life in the city in more social and innovative ways.

The meeting will take place on Cardiff's Greyfriars Road

The meeting will take place on Cardiff’s Greyfriars Road


The movement was born in London and is now growing across the UK. Founder Jo Carter, who brought the Urbanistas chapter in Cardiff in September 2014 said: “The aim of the movement is not only to network but to collaborate around projects and ideas and give feedback to one another rather than networking with the aim of making contact purely for financial benefits.”

The group meets once a month alternating social events with “expo-meet” during which female-led projects are presented to attended members.

Mrs Carter added: “It’s about empowering women as well. Here they can talk about their project in a friendly and informal environment where no one will criticism them and where they can practice their pitch. I have been surprised how many ideas have been forthcoming in Cardiff.”

The projects being presented at tonight’s meeting include a social media platform for people working from home who want to share coaching tips and technological updates, usually available in an office, and a tool library, where from people could borrow gardening and building work tools for the time they need.

The meeting will take place in the offices of Confused.com, on Greyfriars Road, from 5.30pm. The Urbanistas movement is present in London, Sydney, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff and new chapters are shortly launching in Brighton, Newcastle and possibly Bristol.

To find out more go to https://urbanistasuk.wordpress.com/

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