GROWING UP IN THE BUSINESS – SHONAGH AND SOPHIE DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES

Shonagh spoke to Sophie Fairweather (daughter of Kelly Fairweather, owner of The Selkie Dundee) about what it was like growing up in a business environment and how it effect her outlook on her own career and how she presents herself to the world. Sophie Fairweather, ” I ’ve learned it’s…

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GETTING TO KNOW OUR ENTERPRISE FACILITATOR – KATE MASON

Getting to know our Enterprise Facilitator – Kate Mason Kate, tell us a little about your role here at Women’s Business Station?  I joined WBS 3 months ago as an “Enterprise Facilitator”.  Once new members have joined, they are offered three 1-2-1 sessions where we can take a deeper look at their business and in particular, highlight areas…

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WBS IN THE NEWS: DUNDEE BUSINESS PROGRAMME TO HELP STOP WOMEN BEING ‘LEFT BEHIND’

Read the latest article where our CEO and founder, Angie De Vos reflects on the past year and talks of The Aspiring Women programme set to launch in September.   A new programme from a Dundee social enterprise aims to prevent women getting left behind in the pandemic. The Aspiring…

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Women’s Business Station on Track to Meet Demand from Entrepreneurs

Women’s Business Station has more than doubled its workforce due to growing demand for its services and support during COVID-19. Women’s Business Station exists to support women on their business journey, empowering them to achieve their goals, whether big or small.   The social enterprise has an ambitious, 10-year plan to…

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WBS Member Amanda Wilson explains why civil partnerships for same sex couples bring gender equality a step closer

From today (1st June 2021), men and women in Scotland will have the right to enter a civil partnership after a change in the law granted them the same rights as same-sex couples. Women’s Business Station Member Amanda Wilson explains what the changes mean in the Courier newspaper. Amanda Wilson…

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Social Good Connect: Volunteering platform founder hails ‘amazing’ first year

A Dundee-based organisation that connects workers in Tayside and Fife with volunteering opportunities has enjoyed an “amazing” first year. Social Good Connect is a non-profit digital search and match platform. It allows company employees to volunteer with their employer’s support and help the communities they serve and overstretched charities. So…

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MARIANTHI’S 6 WEEK UPDATE: HOW IT’S BEEN WORKING AT WOMEN’S BUSINESS STATION AS FUNDING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT SO FAR

  Our Funding and Research Assistant Marianthi reflects on her first couple of months working with the Women’s Business Station team, how the government’s Kickstarter scheme helped her find the role and what the future holds for the jewellery designer.    I first heard about the Funding and Research Assistant job at Women’s Business Station through…

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Women’s Business Station Annual Report Highlights

In 2018 I set out with a dream to improve the socio-economic empowerment of women, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. That dream is now a reality.   It is with great pleasure that today we upload Women’s Business Station’s first annual report to our website.  DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE This is a momentous time for…

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How Audrey Glen stayed resilient throughout the pandemic, creating a second business with the support of Women’s Business Station

We talked to our member Audrey Glen about her resilience throughout covid, having to shelve her business almost completely whilst creating a whole new business and stream of income during a global pandemic. Read about how she did it, how she tried to keep a positive outlook throughout and what…

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MEMBERS COLLABORATION CASE STUDY – THE SELKIE AND WONDER DESIGN

This week we caught up with Claire Webster of Wonder Design and Kelly Fairweather of The Selkie and asked them about their recent collaboration together. Claire created new menus for Kelly’s restaurant, The Selkie.  Kelly said, “I was needing new menus designed in a hurry, specifically ones that you could wipe and would…

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