WE ARE RADIKL LAUNCHES ‘CALM GIVING’ TO SUPPORT FEMALE FOUNDERS THROUGH COVID-19 CRISIS
One hundred female founders can now get free membership to an online business community,
set up to provide business help and support to women starting out and running their own
Sarah King and Claire Dunn (from Nottingham) co-founded the ‘we are radikl’ community 17
months ago, with the aim of helping 6,000 women set up and run their own businesses by 2025.
In the current COVID-19 crisis situation, they wanted to offer their support to even more women
and are joining forces with Equifax in a move that sees the credit reporting agency funding 100
new memberships to the ‘we are radikl’ community.
Membership to ‘we are radikl’ provides access to a unique package of e-learning support. The
active online community space offers live business Q&As, hotseats and expert webinars and it
also encourages members to share knowledge and experience to help fuel their own
Claire said: “Like everyone our business has been impacted by COVID-19. We’ve had to
redesign quickly, and our first step was to listen to the concerns of the women we currently
serve and ensure we provide the right support, information and resources they need now and in
a way that works for them.”
Sarah added: “We know that sharing know-how, learning together and connecting with other
female founders during these turbulent times is really vital, and we want to extend what we call
our ‘Calm Giving’ strategy to even more women.
“For us calm giving happens when you bring three things together: listening to our customers to
understand their needs, designing well so that our products and services have positive, targeted
impact, and finding great people to collaborate with - because connection with great people
feels more important than ever”.
Beth Whelan, head of debt services products at Equifax said the company felt it was important
to support female founders, especially in the current climate.
She said: “We recognise the important role these entrepreneurs play in our economy, the
communities they are part of and more broadly, for the female equality agenda - something we
are passionate about at Equifax.
“Our belief is that ‘we are radikl’ can be an important lifeline to these businesses at a time when
they most need someone to listen, access to shared insight and support to find the answers to
the challenges they face.”
Claire and Sarah are also working with FinTech company ‘Tide’, which offers small business
accounts, by hosting the company’s first ever online masterclass on Creative Confidence.
Cuan Hawker, events manager at Tide said: “The purpose behind ‘we are radikl’ is closely
aligned with our ambition to support 100,000 female founders in the UK and we hope this
masterclass, which anyone can access via our website, will provide advice to small business
owners in what is, a new way for us.”
Alongside the Equifax partnership and the work with Tide, Claire and Sarah are providing a
range of additional know-how and support via their ‘Calm Giving’ hub on their website - including
resources and business bulletins designed specifically with female founders in mind.
To apply for membership or for more information on ‘we are radikl’ visit https://