Confidence is the Key for Women’s Enterprise

newsbox“Confidence is the foundation of all success,” says Sheila Hogan, President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB), “it empowers us to do more and do it better.”

The ASB, an umbrella organisation for a number of business and professional women’s clubs across Scotland, organise the Women’s Business and Enterprise Conference. Supported by Business Gateway and Royal Bank of Scotland, the 2014 Conference focusses on this very topic that President Sheila Hogan feels all women in business should have – Confidence. “By increasing our confidence we can become more charismatic and influential – whether it be in our business, career or everyday life.”

The Conference, taking place on 8 May in RBS’ Gogarburn Conference Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh, will be chaired by Scottish broadcaster, Kaye Adams. Kaye will be joined by some of the most successful women in their field who have successfully grown their confidence muscle to talk to delegates about their journeys.

The speaker line-up includes renowned writer and coach, Ros Taylor; Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird; Founder of Scottish Asian Women’s Association, Tasmina Ahmend-Sheikh OBE; Award-winning entrepreneur, Marie Mackin; ASB Women of Inspiration winner Natalie Crayton; Head of Procurement at RBS, Laura Faulkner and Angela Constance MSP.

As well as sharing their journeys, speakers will engage with delegates on topics such as business growth and support, how to supply big businesses, how to be a women on a board and mentoring, the next generation of women in business. Speakers will also take part in a panel debate, giving delegates the opportunity to put their questions to these Enterprising Minds.

Sheila Hogan believes the day and speaker line-up is one that all women in business in Scotland will benefit from. “There is a plethora of inspiration and insight in store for delegates” says Hogan, “this fabulous line up of inspiring speakers and workshops will help and support our delegates, giving them tangible ways to make an impact.”

More details of the day are available on the Women’s Business and Enterprise Conference website, www.wbeconference.co.uk, along with booking details.

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