Cornish female entrepreneurs made the most of the chance to get involved with Facebook’s annual #SheMeansBusiness campaign during the networking launch event in Falmouth on International Women’s Day.

The Female Founder Meet-up was hosted by Penryn-based social media marketing agency Oh So Social, whose founder Katherine George has been selected by Facebook to head up #SheMeansBusiness in Cornwall.

The networking morning at the Falmouth Hotel marked the launch of the campaign, which will see Katherine provide free Facebook and Instagram training to female founders across Cornwall.

The event saw female entrepreneurs from across the county and from a variety of sectors, from accountancy to property, creative design to marketing, all come together to exchange stories, make connections and discover more about this year’s #SheMeansBusiness campaign.

Katherine said: “As one of just 24 Facebook-accredited mentors in the country, I feel honoured to be able to give something back to the business community in Cornwall and help other female start-ups succeed by sharing my knowledge.

“This event attracted businesswomen from a wide range of industries which sparked lots of interesting conversations and it was great to see so many people benefiting from just this one networking morning. I already can’t wait to host the next one.”

#SheMeansBusiness was launched last year to celebrate female entrepreneurs and to facilitate Facebook and Instagram training to female founders of start-up businesses across the UK. Last year, the campaign provided training to over 10,000 female entrepreneurs.

Any female entrepreneurs who were unable to make the launch event can keep up to date with future events by signing up to Oh So Social’s #SheMeansBusiness mailing list on their website