Beautiful Florence conjures images of rolling Tuscan hills and magnificent renaissance architecture. Home of artists, history and delicious food, the capital of Tuscany has been an economic, political and artistic hub for centuries. There is lots of scope and opportunities for women in business in Florence & Tuscany as the city is popular with visitors year round, but remains wonderfully liveable with a fantastic close knit community of residents.
Florence’s streets are awash with spectacularly preserved historical buildings but the city’s best days are far from behind it. Local and expat residents alike are looking to the future, with a rapidly evolving start up scene and local business communities. An increasing number of successful mum entrepreneurs are setting up innovative and creative businesses throughout Tuscany, with many business opportunities for mums in Florence and a growing network of support groups and organisations for busy mothers in the region.
Women’s International Network was founded in 1991 as a social and professional organisation for English speaking women living in Tuscany This is a fantastic network for expat women entrepreneurs and women in business in Florence to meet and share experiences and business ideas for women and mums.
Expat Women in Florence is another local group for English speaking women of all nations to network and support one another and share their experiences of living in Florence and wider Tuscany.
The YES Woman (formerly the Young Anglo Women’s Network, or YAWN) is a group for English-speaking women in business in Florence & Tuscany and from all over the world to meet in an encouraging, empowering environment. This self appointed “tribe” of passionate, driven women hosts monthly aperitivos and is a fantastic support network.
Creative People in Florence is a vibrant international community of artists, designers, artisans, and creative thinkers based in Tuscany. The group was founded by two female artists to foster collaboration and promote members’ projects and the contemporary arts in Florence. They host a variety of cultural events such as studio visits with artists, group shows, and networking opportunities for the city’s passionate creatives.
Sit ‘N’ Breakfast is a charming bookshop, cafe and coworking space with a beautiful sunny garden terrace. A relaxed, friendly meeting and working space for writers, journalists and other freelancers, perfect for busy mums in Florence with home and online based businesses. Impact Hub Florence is a coworking space, innovation laboratory and business accelerator located in Rifredi. Their flexible workstations are popular with freelancers, digital nomads and ambitious women entrepreneurs in Florence with extraordinary projects, connecting in a productive, welcoming environment. Smart Hub is another state-of-the-art shared workspace in the heart of Florence for a dynamic community of self-employed workers.
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