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DUNDEE WOMEN’S FESTIVAL 2018 4th – 17th March

The Dundee Women’s Festival 2018 runs from 4th – 17th March with the theme “A Vote for The Future”. In a year which not only celebrates 100 years since some women were finally given the right to vote, after a long and courageous campaign for equal voting rights, but also the International Year of Young People. With the Festival comes a perfect opportunity to focus on what women have achieved - as well as looking to the future, and how we build a society where women and girls determine their own future. Programmes for the event are available from local libraries, community centres and other venues throughout Dundee or go to our website www.dundeewomensfestival.org.uk to download the programme

When 50% of bosses think their schedule should affect your reproduction....

Nearly two thirds of bosses think female candidates should have to tell prospective bosses if they are pregnant. And a third felt they should be able to ask a prospective candidate about her future plans for having a family, both according to a recent damning survey by the EHRC (Equality & Human Rights Commission) of over 1100 senior business leaders in the private sector. While it's been illegal for employers to ask these kinds of questions for decades, clearly they do ask or at least think they should be entitled to do so. I was recently on STV talking about these dismal EHRC findings, which are all the more shocking given that 70% of UK women are in paid employment. In Scotland, we've had

BWSLiveEvent

BWSLiveEvent in Edinburgh on the 22.03.2018 The venue for the #BWSLiveEvent is Principal Edinburgh Hotel, George St Edinburgh The Time: 08:30 - 14:30 hrs Breakfast on arrival at 8:30am, the first discussion group will start just after 9:00am. We will bring in top industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss; DIVERSITY - LEADERSHIP IN BUSINESS AND THE GENDER GAP ENGAGEMENT - HOW TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN YOUR NETWORK GROWTH - HOW TO FIND INVESTMENT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS INSIGHT - HOW TO UTILISE SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR BUSINESS Book your place here using the code: EdinburghLiveEvent for a discount.

Women in Farming and Agriculture Research Report

The specific aim of this research project is to investigate the role of women in farming and the agriculture sector in Scotland under five headings: daily life, aspirations, career paths, leadership and comparative analysis with women in other family businesses. During the research, the importance of inheritance, training and farm safety all emerged as important issues. Key issues highlighted in this research include - Women play a major role in Scottish agriculture, participating in the full range of farming activities; The cultural practice of passing on large farms intact to one son is the single biggest barrier to women's entry into agriculture; Women are very under-represented amongst t

An Evening with... Poonam Gupta OBE

Join us and Entrepreneurial Scotland for this event on 22nd May Speaker: Poonam Gupta OBE, founder of PG Paper and Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador Chair: Clare English, BBC Radio Scotland Presenter Member Level: Emerging|Growing|Leading Time: 18:00 – 20:30 Date: 22nd May 2018 Event type: An Evening With... Price: Complimentary for members, £10.00 + VAT for non-members Venue: The Corinthian Club, 191 Ingram St, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1DA From a kitchen table start-up to a £36m, multinational business.. “As a CEO, you need to lead your team with positivity. You need to set goals and long-term visions. What is more important is to set examples through one’s own work ethic, and I achi

Scottish EDGE Workshops

If you are considering applying for Scottish EDGE in Round 12, then be sure to come along to one of the application workshops – hosted by various organisations in locations throughout Scotland. You’ll find out what makes a strong Scottish EDGE application, what the judging panel look for when assessing your application and how to deliver a 3-minute video presentation. The workshops are delivered by the Scottish EDGE team and experts from within Scotland’s entrepreneurial eco-system and could be the first step in your Scottish EDGE journey to winning funding of up to £150,000. Details of the available workshops are listed below and you can book your place on your preferred workshop using the

Scottish EDGE Round 12 opens, offering funding of up to £150,000

On the hunt for Scotland’s most innovative entrepreneurs, Scottish EDGE, the UK’s largest business funding competition, launches its next round today. Applications to Scottish EDGE Round 12 will be accepted through the competition online portal until 7th March, 2018 at 2pm, requiring a completed application and a short video pitch. Over its past 11 rounds, Scottish EDGE has awarded over £10 million to Startup businesses throughout Scotland and has had a huge impact on Scotland’s economy. Past winners, who include Callum Smeaton of TV Squared and Leah Hutcheon of Appointedd, have collectively generated an additional £79.78m in turnover and created 2214 jobs. All applications submitted in Roun

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS MARK VOTE CENTENARY WITH AN “END TO BUSINESS AS USUAL”

Leading Scottish female entrepreneurs will be at the Scottish Parliament to mark the centenary of female suffrage tomorrow (Tuesday 6 February) as they declare “an end to business as usual.” Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) Ambassadors Vicky Brock, Sara Roberts and Leah Hutcheon will be giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, which has launched a new inquiry into Scotland's Economic Performance. Both entrepreneurs will be sharing their own direct experience of creating successful companies and will ‘call time’ on the enterprise gender gap in Scotland, where the current level of women-owned businesses is just 20%. Sara Roberts, Founder of award-w

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