An Afternoon with Business Leaders that are Leading the Way

Do you have a business idea or are you already starting-up and looking to connect with and learn from a panel of expert leaders?


In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017, Converge Challenge and Women’s Enterprise Scotland are joining forces for an event designed for female start-ups and those nurturing a business idea. The event venue is the Royal Bank of Scotland, Adam & Co, 25 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 1AF which will host some of Scotland’s most powerful and inspiring leaders as well as entrepreneurs who are starting-up and living their dream.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BeBoldForChange. Our event supports the IWD plan and will help women come together and unlock their full business talents. Join us for this high-energy discussion that brings together an awesome panel of leading business experts who have lead successful teams, created businesses, come from an academic background, inspired a wealth of start-ups, balance their home/work lives and also give back to their respective communities. And more! Each will share their practical, insightful advice on business life, draw from personal stories and give you the opportunity to ask them questions and engage with them in a relaxed environment. There will be plenty of networking too.

Super charge your connections, develop your business capability and sharpen your opportunities. You’ll take away a toolset of transferable skills, start-up tips and learnings.

Panel one – in no order

  • Moderator - Women's Enterprise Scotland

  • Rebecca Pick Pick Protection

  • Victoria Hamilton Recoill Kneepads

  • Anne Rushing, Pop Up Scotland!

  • Gabriela Medero KENTOQ

  • Susanne Mitschke MindMate App

Panel two – in no order

  • Moderator – Women's Enterprise Scotland

  • Linda Urquhart OBE – Chairman, Morton Fraser

  • Dr Olga Kozlova – Director, Converge Challenge

  • Susan Fouquier – Regional Managing Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Professor Eleanor Shaw – Head of Department, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship & Vice dean Strathclyde Business School

Topics may include:

  • Confident women – know your value

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Trust – in others and yourself

  • Behaviour of a leader

  • Starting up – how?

  • Networks and support organisations

  • Business mindset

  • Wise decision making

  • Starting up within academia

  • Role models in STEM

  • Failure is not the opposite of success

  • Small fish, big pond

Spaces for this event are limited to a maximum of 50 so please register immediately to confirm your place. First come, first served.

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