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.
This is a momentous time for us, it shows the positive impact we have made on hundreds of women’s lives in Scotland during such a turbulent time. I want to personally thank every single person who continues to support our social enterprise.
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other. Like the hundreds of women we support, we had no idea what the future would hold when lockdown was announced on March 23rd 2020. However, one thing we had control of and remained focused on was that no matter what, we would be there to support and advocate for our members and that’s exactly what we did. We quickly adapted our service delivery to digital; set up a Facebook COVID-19 information group and with the help from funders, Empowerment Partners and more than 70 volunteers we directly supported 220 women and provided over 200 activities, which is equivalent to 13 full-time weeks of delivery! Before COVID-19 my mantra was ‘the power of pulling together’. This pandemic has only strengthened my belief in this. It’s staggering to think that the in-kind support provided by our volunteers amounts to £89,000! More importantly these acts of generosity and goodwill have directly saved many of our members businesses and created many new opportunities for WBS and our community.
Having grown our team from three to seven in only a couple of months, we have ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond and we hope you will continue to support us in our efforts to empower more women through entrepreneurship.
Watch this space!
If you’d like to learn more about Women’s Business Station, become a member or support our social enterprise, get in touch with us.
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