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Women gather for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Julie Grieve

Julie Grieve: passing on advice (pic: Terry Murden)


A number of high-achieving female entrepreneurs will share their experiences at a conference today aimed at improving opportunities for women.

Taking place in Edinburgh, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is organised by the small business network Enterprise Nation which brings the event to Scotland for the first time in collaboration with Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

A full day of talks and panel sessions will involve successful business leaders including Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, founder of Genius Gluten Free Foods, and Lynne Cadenhead, angel investor and chairman of Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

Other speakers include Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE, Julie Grieve, founder of Criton and Julie Wison of Cheeky Chompers.

Delegates will hear advice on a range of topics from raising funds and communication, to starting, running and growing a business.

Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones said: “The tide has got to be turning in the small business world for women. The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs offers them the chance to learn how they can start, take on staff, increase trade and expand into new markets. And crucially it offers them the confidence and contacts they need to achieve that success.

“Getting involved in this key festival is part of our own expansion plan, taking the experience and expertise Enterprise Nation has developed and honed over ten years to new areas and audiences. We’re delighted to be bringing our flagship event north of the Border at last.”

Daily Business will be reporting live from today’s event.

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