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Women’s Enterprise Scotland today welcomes the recommendation of the Scottish Government’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee for the appointment of a National Head of Women in Business. Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Enterprise Scotland said; “The committee sees a National Head of Women in Business as a key step in coordinating national policy and working towards the establishment of a National Women's Centre for Business. This is something we have been urging for some time and we are working in collaboration with Business Gateway, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the other stakeholders in the Women in Enterprise Action Group to realise this vision.”

Doing Things Differently: The Power of Average

Founder of Beauty Kitchen, Jo Chidley on setting your own goals and what’s great about having an average day... In the business world, the word ‘average’ isn’t seen as the most positive. You wouldn’t exactly see it splashed across one of those motivational bald eagle posters on office walls. However, there’s a lot more to average than you might think. Not long ago, I went to an amazing event by Scale Up Scotland where long distance Scottish cyclist, Mark Beaumont told us the story of his record breaking trip around the world. Before taking on the challenge, Mark and his team looked at the previous record of 144 days (as most people looking to take on a challenge tend to do). However, instead

WES Sponsors Business Gateway Edinburgh 2019 International Women's Day Flagship Event

Women's Enterprise Scotland will sponsor the forthcoming International Women's Day Flagship event taking place at Edinburgh's City Chambers on Friday 8th March. WES Chair Lynne Cadenhead will be joined by Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, to speak at the event. The day will include lively and informative panel sessions and discussions celebrating women's journeys and success, highlighting the significant contribution that women make to the economy. The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its ab

Scotland's Flagship International Women's Day event

Celebration of Women in Business Event Hosted by Business Gateway in partnership with Women's Enterprise Scotland Date: Friday 8th March 2019 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 start – finish 12.30 for lunch Venue: City Chambers, Edinburgh Speakers: Heather McGregor, Dean, Edinburgh Business School and Lynne Cadenhead, Chair, Women's Enterprise Scotland Event Details – It was recently estimated that if women in Scotland started businesses at the same rate as men, they would plough an additional £7.6bn into the Scottish Economy. Business Gateway recognise the huge contribution Women make to our Economy and invite you to a morning to hear inspiring women share their business journey and their expertise.

Lead With WES Programme, Inverclyde

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is working with Riverside Inverclyde to deliver this women’s leadership development programme. The ‘Lead With WES programme’ is designed for women business owners wishing to lead their business through growth to become a sustainable, high performing organisation. We will help business-women increase their confidence in leadership by enabling you to strategically analyse your business against your vision for the future, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to grow your business using models and tools. We will also help you to identify your leadership style and develop your leadership and management skills to embed the learning into your business. COST C

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