Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Providing the right solutions to help female-led businesses to scale.

HSBC research* has shown that female entrepreneurs receive five percent less funding than male entrepreneurs, globally.  The biggest barriers to female entrepreneurs accessing capital are:

  • Access to networks - a lack of peers and mentors is limiting female entrepreneurs in terms of growth
  • Role models - female entrepreneurs are more likely to be inspired to start their business by other women in their industry or female role models
  • Overcoming bias of investment panels
  • Lack of investment knowledge - female founders want more transparent investor criteria and constructive feedback

At HSBC we are committed to helping female entrepreneurs overcome these barriers.  Read on for more information about how we are doing this.

Female Entrepreneur Fund

Our Female Entrepreneur Fund of $1billion is more than just a source of capital investment. We want to build a true partnership with you that could help take your business to the next level and fully realise your personal ambitions.

Key benefits

  • HSBC's global network of experts providing you with the full support you need
  • Practical guidance from established female business owners
  • Open the door to a community of like-minded female entrepreneurs from around the world.

Why not register your interest today? It’s easy

To help scale your business to the next level and realise its potential, why not register your interest in the fund today by selecting your location below.

(The fund is only available in select countries and territories and is subject to criteria).

HSBC ROAR – a programme to help boost you and your business


HSBC ROAR free masterclasses

To support female entrepreneurs, like you, we are running a series of free masterclasses led by successful female founders to provide you with fantastic insights on key topics to help you supercharge your business.



Financial Alliance for Women

Financial Alliance for Women (FAFW) is a leading network of financial services companies dedicated to championing the female economy. HSBC has signed up to become a Group-level Sponsor further demonstrating our support to female entrepreneurs around the globe.

We were delighted to sponsor the FAFW 2021 Annual Summit which took place from 5 to7 October. The key theme for this year was “Investing in Women, Transforming our World.”

A number of our senior leaders took part discussing a wide range of topics including coaching for female entrepreneurs, women and wealth, gender intelligent fintechs and building the JEDI workforce of tomorrow.

To watch highlights from the summit and to find out more about FAFW go to