Women in Enterprise : A Framework and Action Plan to Increase the Contribution of Women's Enterprise to the Scottish Economy

Carter, Sara and Brierton, Jackie and Muldoon, James (2014) Women in Enterprise : A Framework and Action Plan to Increase the Contribution of Women's Enterprise to the Scottish Economy. Women's Enterprise Scotland.

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    Abstract

    In September 2012, the Scottish Government hosted a Women's Employment Summit in Edinburgh. The theme of one of the Summit break-out sessions was 'Women in Enterprise'. The outcome of that session was a series of discussions and workshops between October and April with a range of organisations and female business owners to address the gender gap in entrepreneurial activity in Scotland. Led by Professor Sara Carter of Strathclyde University and the UK Enterprise Research Centre, and Jackie Brierton of Women's Enterprise Scotland, it was agreed that a Framework and action plan was needed to take forward some of the key ideas and activities identified as a result of these collaborations. This framework is a summary of the rationale for these workshops, and an outline of the ideas generated for an action plan.