Self Employed

The Women in Self Employment Resource (WISER) strand of Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE), is based at the University of South Wales and offers a range of resources to empower and support existing and aspiring self-employed women. The core resources are Learning, Mentoring & Networking.

  • WISER Courses 
    enables individuals to gain the knowledge needed to start a business, together with the theory and practice necessary to then move your business forward. Click here  for more info.

  • WISER Mentoring  
    matches aspiring business women with experienced female entrepreneurs who mentor and offer support.
    Click here for more info.
  • WISER Networking  
    will deliver and facilitate networking events for existing and aspiring self-employed women and entrepreneurs. Click here for more info.

About Us

The aim of the WAVE programme is to understand and ‘interrupt’ the ways in which gender pay inequalities are consistently reproduced through occupational segregation in employment and self employment, through the ways in which ‘women’s work is contracted’ and through the operation of pay systems.


The WAVE programme has now concluded after 3 successful years.  There are still loads of fantastic organisations that you can get involved with, take a look!


Contact Us

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE)

Central Management Team
The University of South Wales
Faculty of Business, Law, Accounting, Humanities and Social Sciences

Treforest Campus
Pontypridd, Wales - UK
CF37 1DL