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Currie to drive female-led businesses in QMU role

Carolyn Currie: ‘opportunity’

A champion of female opportunities in business has taken up a key role in Scottish academia.

Carolyn Currie, chief executive of Women’s Enterprise Scotland, has become the first ever Entrepreneur in Residence at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

The appointment, which became effective on 1 August, will help strengthen the University’s culture of entrepreneurship, encouraging and supporting more staff, students and graduates to start their own businesses, and helping fulfil the University’s goal to become a leading centre of excellence for female entrepreneurship.

Ms Currie will lead on the empowerment and education of women who have the potential to develop as successful entrepreneurs, and encourage them to achieve their full potential.

Women-owned businesses in Scotland currently contribute £8.8bn to the Scottish economy every year and generate more than 230,000 jobs across Scotland in the process, according to a 2018 Federation of Small Business report. 

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