Astia is a remarkable organisation that dedicates itself to developing the know-how for women starting up their own businesses.
In conjunction with other vc-supportive organisations, Astia's work seems to be paying off. Women's start-up's in the UK have done better than those run by men. There seem to be some unique opportunities in this economic climate that shouldn't be missed.
Astia works globally -- they have bases in in Silicon Alley, Silicon Valley, the London, and India. Look into what they can do for you.
Astia's London conference is next week. I'll let you know what I learn.