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The future face of female entrepreneurship


Our Enterprise and Education and Families teams are working together to help inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

A group of thirteen S4-6 pupils from Airdrie Academy and Caldervale High were among more than 70 aspiring and existing Lanarkshire business women who met up recently.

The event was delivered as part of the established Lanarkshire Women In Business (LWIB) initiative.  

Pupils attending the Developing A Winning Mindset In Business event held at Airdrieonians Football Club had the chance to:

  • Hear from keynote speaker, Ann Marie Ballantyne, Accountant and Club Secretary, Airdrieonians FC, about her career and business consultancy journey  
  • Hear from a panel of Lanarkshire female led business owners about how they got started and are growing their businesses
  • Take part in group ‘business breakthrough’ sessions (the girls were tasked with thinking about barriers that might exist when starting or growing a business)
  • Meet and talk to local female entrepreneurs

LWIB events run bi-monthly and are rotated across the Lanarkshire region, creating opportunities for local schools in the venue locality to participate.

A key driver is to help inspire and educate Lanarkshire’s next generation of female entrepreneurs to ensure more women play and active and equitable role in Lanarkshire’s economy.

LWIB is partnership initiative led by North and South Lanarkshire Councils and supported by Business Gateway Lanarkshire, New College Lanarkshire and Federation of Small Businesses.

For further information on LWIB contact

Page last updated:
22 Sep 2022

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