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WES CEO Recognised at IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards

Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland, has been recognised at The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland’s Director of the Year Awards 2023 after picking up the award for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

The ceremony was hosted by Stephen Jardine last night (8 June) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and named winners across 12 national categories and six regional awards in each of the IoD branches.

Carolyn Currie was recognised for her commitment and success in encouraging participation from all teams in her organisation and board demonstrating true leadership skills. Judges were impressed by her “strong board engagement, demonstrated through structured reporting” generating a clear “individual stake” among directors.

Catherine McWilliam, Nations Director at the Institute of Directors Scotland, said:

“Over the last few years, the Scottish business landscape has been tumultuous to say the least, and while we hope to see some stability ahead, there will always be challenges to face. An authentic, driven and focused leader is vital in navigating an organisation through difficult times, as well as motivating staff and driving strategic decisions.
“Our Director of the Year Awards are a fantastic way to recognise those who have demonstrated these attributes, and I hope this year’s winners offer inspiration and a source of pride for the business community across Scotland.”

WES CEO and presenters with award

Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland said;

“I am honoured to have been recognised at the Director of the Year Awards and humbled to have lifted the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award amongst such an outstanding line up of finalists. The award is a reflection of the tireless work which the Women’s Enterprise Scotland team do every single day to support women as they start and grow their own businesses. We will continue to strive every day, alongside our peers in the enterprise ecosystem, to help women realise their economic potential.”

Enter the WES Awards 2023

Entries are now open for the Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 2023, providing a platform for showcasing the achievements of Scotland’s women-led businesses. Categories include Net Zero Business of the Year, Resilient Business of the Year, Business to Watch and Inspiring Leader of the Year.





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