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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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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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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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