This month we are delighted to launch our Women of Inspiration Awards. Read on to find out how to nominate a woman who has inspired you! We are also pleased to share two member showcases from our 2017 National Business Awards winners. Click on the links below to read about Melanie Blane of White Rabbit Skincare and Susan Lightbody of Opus Couture.
On the 28th November I represented ASB at the first Women in Enterprise Action Group meeting chaired by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training. The group’s remit is to deliver on the commitments made in the Enterprise and Skills Review: “Realise untapped economic potential by tackling the gender gap across start-ups and growth companies, with action to deliver a sustainable model that collaboratively develops and monitors future gender-aware and gender-specific policies and interventions”. Participants were asked to outline on-going activities tackling the gender gap; explore the current support landscape for women in enterprise; and focus on actions for the ‘way ahead’.
Last week I was privileged to attend the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Annual Business Address. Keynote speakers included First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, President of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, Tim Allan, and event sponsor George Schindler, President and CEO of world-leading technology business CGI. We look forward to collaborating with SCC next year and in particular on the Women’s Business Mentoring programme.
I was also delighted to join Perthshire Businesswomen’s Club as they celebrated their 20th Anniversary at Graysons Wine Bar last Tuesday. Past PBN Chair and former ASB President Anne Bunting, and current PBN Chair Jane Rennie, gave short speeches and cut the birthday cake. The club also took the opportunity to reveal their new logo!
As 2017 draws to a close, the ASB committee are reflecting on a successful year and already making plans for 2018! Please add Saturday 24th March to your diary and plan ahead to join us for our Wellbeing event in Aviemore. This will be a great opportunity to take time out of your busy schedule and make an investment in yourself for the coming year! Further details below.
All that remains is for me to wish you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year!
Each year the Association of Scottish Businesswomen honours and celebrates the achievement and contribution of inspirational women in business and the wider community through their Women of Inspiration Awards.
We’re heading to Aviemore for our 2018 wellbeing event. When was the last time you put yourself first? Have a day of mindfulness, contemplation and well-being, connecting with businesswomen from all over Scotland. Join us at the stunning McDonald Aviemore Hotel in the heart of The Cairngorms to reconnect with your deep calm essence. Our inspirational speakers will lead you on a journey throughout the day creating the foundations for you to connect with your inner clam and peace of mind. It will be a day of interactive workshops, fun challenges and creativity; a small investment in yourself, your well-being and your future. An all inclusive price will include lunch, refreshments, materials and speakers throughout the day. You’ll finish your day mindfully aware of yourself and your environment, and leave refreshed, invigorated and inspired.
More information to follow soon...