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Women’s Enterprise Scotland Appointed to G20 T20 Think Tank

Women’s Enterprise Scotland Appointed to G20 T20 Think Tank

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) has been appointed to the G20’s ‘ideas bank’, Think20 (T20) to advise on the organisation’s Gender Economic Equity workstream. We are the only Scottish organisation to be working with the T20 and representatives from WES will attend the T20 summit in Buenos Aires in September. The T20 provides research-based policy advice  to help the G20 deliver concrete and sustainable policy measures. WES is contributing to the T20 Gender Economic Equity workstream and sharing best practice insights from the ground breaking work we have delivered here in Scotland. The work delivered by WES continues to attract international…

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Women’s Enterprise Scotland Appoints New CEO

Women’s Enterprise Scotland Appoints New CEO

Thrilled to announce  the appointment of Carolyn Currie as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Women’s Enterprise Scotland.  Having joined us in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, Currie has led the development of a range of successful WES consultancy and training services, from early stage business creation to leadership for business growth. A Chartered Banker, Carolyn Currie has managed billions of pounds in business lending and founded the Women in Business service at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She has contributed papers to the World Economic Forum and spoken at conferences such as the Global Banking Alliance. WES delivers a range…

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Only 15% of Board Seats in Scotland are Held by Females – Shameful!

Only 15% of Board Seats in Scotland are Held by Females – Shameful!

We are 50% of the population, yet women account for only 15% of the boardroom seats in Scottish listed trading companies. I stand by what I said on this recently – these statistics are simply shameful! We can change this by working together better across all sectors – public, private and third. This is a call to action – it’s time for change – RBS and Standard life have joined the call to action. Will you? http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/14929034.Big_firms_back_calls_for_more_women_on_boards/

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Business Insider Special Report – Women in Business

Business Insider Special Report – Women in Business

Business Insider did a great report in their October edition all about Women in Business in Scotland. Here’s what I had to say in the report: “Lynne Cadenhead, a serial entrepreneur and chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), says different people need different kinds of support at various stages in their career. The key to development is to provide what is “appropriate for a person at that point in their journey”. That said, there are widely recognised differences in how women and men handle management duties. Women tend to collaborate, which to men can come across as a sign of…

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More Females On Boards – I’m Up For That!

More Females On Boards – I’m Up For That!

Balanced boards are better for business – we need lots more women to get on board. Here’s a recent article from me in the Herald http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/14919210.Demands_made_for_more_female_execs/#comments-anchor

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Six Figure Boost To Help Close Gender Enterprise Gap in Scotland

Six Figure Boost To Help Close Gender Enterprise Gap in Scotland

A proud day for me this week in my role as Chair of Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES). Two days training with our wonderful WES Ambassadors, a visit from Jamie Hepburn MSP to announce a major funding boost to help female entrepreneurs in Scotland, and a trip to Scottish Parliament to kick off our newly-founded Cross Party Group on Women in Enterprise. Only 21% of Scotland’s SMEs are majority led by women and men are twice as likely as women to start a business. But if women started up businesses at the same rate as men, we would contribute an additional £7.6…

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Women’s Enterprise Scotland Business Creation Course

Women’s Enterprise Scotland Business Creation Course

Start Up With WES! Over the past 10 weeks, Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) has been running a Business Creation Course for servicemen and women’s wives and partners, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, at Scots Corner Community Centre near Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik. It has been a fantastic success, with over 15 new businesses created already – in only 10 weeks.The course was visited last month by Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work and has seen a number of new businesses already launching and It has been a fantastic success, with over 15…

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