SNP MSP for Clydesdale, Aileen Campbell has welcomed an announcement of additional funding to tackle the gender gap in business.
Projects to support more women into business and tackle the gender gap are set to benefit from a further £200,000 of Scottish Government funding. Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn announced projects that will share the funding during a Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) training event.
The projects to receive support are the Women in Enterprise Ambassadors Programme, Investing Women (to enable female-led businesses to become investment-ready and bring them together with female investors), a new “Women’s Enterprise Accelerator” pilot programme to work with women leading small businesses and finally, support for WES to deliver a report on best practice towards tackling the gender gap within enterprise.
Commenting, Aileen said:
“This funding boost helps to ensure enterprise opportunities exist for as many people as possible.
“It acknowledges that tackling the gender gap in entrepreneurial activity can help Scotland reach its full economic potential.
“Offering further assistance and encouragement to women importantly taps into the wealth of talent we have in our communities.”