The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of business and professional women’s clubs throughout Scotland. In 2012, the ASB created an exciting new vision and strategy for the organisation which included extending membership to all business and professional women throughout Scotland by launching individual membership to ASB.
Using the strong foundations developed over the last three decades, the new strategy embraced the ASB’s unique national position to become the voice of all women in business across Scotland and inspire, link and support those women to increase and strengthen their opportunities.
We work in partnership with Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) to develop research, influence policy and lobby government and its agencies to highlight the contribution women’s enterprise makes to the Scottish economy and to further the interests of women in business and industry, the professions and the voluntary sector.
ASB has many women members, either directly or through affiliated groups, creating wealth through their own business enterprise or contributing to Scotland’s prosperity through their managerial and professional skills.
We work with government, both national and local, enterprise organisations and businesses to further the interests of women in business, the professions and the voluntary sector.
The ASB offers access to networking, knowledge and mentoring opportunities across Scotland. Members come from every sector, age group, and level of experience and responsibility.
Business and professional women have challenges and concerns that may not always be addressed by traditional groups. The ASB is in an excellent position to foster an effective environment nationally via its members, affiliations and relationships to enable women to facilitate support and inspiration for each other at different stages of career or business development journeys.
We aim to be the leading Scottish network association for businesswomen by supporting our members, increasing and strengthening women’s business opportunities in Scotland.
We encourage personal and professional development as well as promoting business opportunities by way of connecting, networking and consulting members and recognising individual and business achievement.
This is achieved in a number of ways: