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Pathways: Women in Entrepreneurship

September 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Scottish Government’s ‘Pathways – A New Approach for Women in Entrepreneurship’ – an independent review into women in entrepreneurship in Scotland – was published in February 2023.

We will be joined by the co-author of the review, Ana Stewart, and other leading business figures to discuss women in entrepreneurship, on the back of the findings of the report aimed at boosting the number of women entrepreneurs in Scotland.

The discussion will be Chaired by EDAS Director, Susan Love, Strategic Engagement Lead, ACCA Scotland. Susan will ask Ana Stewart to share the headline summary and ambition of the Pathways report, followed by contributors’ views and then audience input on the Pathways report’s aims and impact on women in entrepreneurship. We will then move to specific questions to draw out more on what the report means in practice and delivery terms for the EDAS network and what can be learned and shared by panel and audience, that will result in fulfilling the ambitions set out in the report.



14:00 – 14:05    Welcome – EDAS Board Member, Susan Love, Strategic Engagement Lead, ACCA Scotland

Part 1

14:05 – 14:20    Pathways Report – Overview and Ambitions – Ana Stewart, Founder, Investor Partner, Non-Executive Director.

14:20 – 14:35    Panel Views

Alex Feechan, CEO and Founder, FINDRA Clothing

Elizabeth Pirrie, Chief Executive Officer, AccelerateHER and Chief Operating Officer, Investing Women Angels

Kirstie Scrimgeour, Entrepreneurship Lead, South of Scotland Enterprise

14:35 – 14:45    Audience Discussion

14:45 – 14:50    Break

Part 2

14:50 – 15:10    Questions for Panel (Ana, Alex, Elizabeth and Kirstie)

15:10 – 15:25     Audience Discussion

15:25 – 15:30    Closing remarks


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September 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm