New Lead with WES Dates Added

Women’s Enterprise Scotland is working with Fife Council Economic Development and Business Gateway Services in Fife to run another women’s leadership programme at the new Enterprise Hub in Glenrothes. The first course was oversubscribed within just a couple of days!

The twelve month programme – led by WES - starts on 16 January and consists of four workshops spread out over the year, interspersed with online content and support. It is aimed at women business owners looking to lead their businesses through growth to become sustainable, high performing organisations. It is also aimed at female home-based business owners who aspire to progress their business to the next level.

Jennifer Lindsay-Finan, Communications and Training Manager at WES said; “Resilient, successful businesses start with strong leadership. The Lead with WES programme will help businesswomen increase their confidence in leadership by enabling them to strategically analyse their business against their vision for the future. It is designed to support them in developing, implementing and evaluating strategies to grow their business. We will also help them identify their own leadership style and develop their leadership and management skills to fully embed their learning into their business.”

Pamela Stevenson, Fife Council Economic Development Lead Officer said; “This is a welcome

addition to our existing entrepreneurial leadership programme and subsequent leadership masterclasses. Aimed specifically at small business female owners in Fife, we hope that by setting goals and visions for their business at the outset of the programme, that these can be realised through the workshops, online content and one-to-one support over the twelve months. It is intended that this programme will dovetail alongside our existing economic development and business gateway delivery services, ensuring female business leaders are given every opportunity to succeed and grow.”

The first of the four FREE Lead with WES workshops runs on 16 January from 10am until 4pm at the new Enterprise Hub in Glenrothes. Subsequent workshops to complete the programme will run in March, May and September 2018. Places are limited and can be booked using the links below (please book all four workshops)

Workshop 1 - Vision and What that Means for Your Business

Workshop 2 - Leading & Motivating Others

Workshop 3 - Managing Change

Workshop 4 - Leading for Success

Here are what some of the participants on this year's course had to say:

"The WES Leadership course has increased my confidence in running my own business and the opportunity to network with other like-minded businesswomen has proved invaluable."

"Good for businesses at any stage from start up to much further along. An open space to learn new tools for growth in a safe environment with women who can relate to and offer advice on a situation."

"I've learnt such a lot and it's been an amazing investment in my personal development. It's also been wonderful to find out I'm not alone and that the journey I'm going through is something that everyone else is. The coaching, support and advice I've got from this group has been invaluable."

"This is a fabulous free course you simply can't afford to miss!"

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