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In research undertaken by Women’s Enterprise Scotland in early 2017, mentoring was highly valued by 84% of women-led businesses who had accessed it. In addition, 43% cited mentoring as the main support they needed to grow their business in the next three years.  Mentoring was identified by business support staff too, as an important service often requested by female clients.

The research highlighted that women and men often seek - and prefer - different kinds of advice, with men opting for advice on a consultancy basis while women preferred more of a mentoring and coaching service. 


As a key part of supporting women in enterprise, partners in the Framework are committed to - 


  • Collaborative working to promote emerging best practice and research on gender support

  • Piloting and measuring the impact of mentoring specifically aimed at women-led businesses 

  • Supporting the delivery of more networking opportunities for women across Scotland

  • Extending the provision of networks for women to assist with building social capital, as well as combating isolation. 

You can find more information about mentoring at the Women's Business Centre​.


Visit the Women's Business Centre and sign up to receive invitations to events and networking. 

If you prefer to network online, visit our social media channels.

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
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