We’re excited to announce that Carolyn Currie, the CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland (which delivers the Women’s Business Centre) has been appointed the first ever Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh.
The news comes as QMU and WES form a partnership to establish Scotland’s first Women’s Business Centre hub in Edinburgh’s new Innovation Park. Visit the EiR website, here.
As a champion of women’s entrepreneurship, Carolyn’s advice and experience will support and inspire students, staff, and graduates to start up and thrive in business. She 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.
This is just the first step in ambitious plans with the University. In partnership with the Women’s Business Centre, QMU will run a series of EiR workshops, hold advice clinics, and offer one-to-one support for anyone who has an idea or is thinking about starting a business.
The next stage will be to work together to create a physical Women’s Business Centre within QMU’s planned Innovation Hub, which will be part of the Edinburgh Innovation Park.
All this 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. These plans will play a vital role in addressing the gender imbalance which currently exists in entrepreneurship in Scotland.
We want to support women in all stages of their business journey, and what better place to start than a university – a centre for learning, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit!
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