Diversity in early stage investor panels, an important objective for BAE, leads to improved access to finance for Women Entrepreneurs: our research indicated improvement levels of 30%. Other studies increasingly document how diverse management teams improve economic performance among businesses by 25-35% over ten year periods. BAE is proud to join the WEgate project led by ESBA to build a vibrant pan-European community and support women entrepreneurs. BAE will be designing an impactful stream of access to finance activities, working on information, skills and confidence for women entrepreneurs to engage more efficiently with investors all around Europe. Expert support and advice will be delivered on line and offline via webinars, trainings and study visits. The project is supported by the COSME initiative.