Project helps to realise business potential

Pictured are Elevator strengthening communities director (left) and Rachel Ross, with programmes manager Cat Ward.Pictured are Elevator strengthening communities director (left) and Rachel Ross, with programmes manager Cat Ward.
Pictured are Elevator strengthening communities director (left) and Rachel Ross, with programmes manager Cat Ward.
Women across Angus are being empowered to turn their passion or idea into a burgeoning business with the launch of a new programme.

Run by Elevator, a social enterprise which supports entrepreneurship and employability across Scotland, E3f is a free six-week initiative dedicated to help women dream big and turn their aspirations into a reality.

Funded by the Scottish Government through their Pathways Fund, E3f will offer participants the chance to connect with a community of like-minded women, sharing experiences and building lasting connections.

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The ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ model will run in Moray and South Glasgow as well as Angus. The unique community outreach project provides tailored support to women in diverse areas, be it in rural areas, representing diversity or facing socio-economic challenges.

Interactive workshops will help participants enhance skills, boost confidence and equip them for success.

A digital platform offering ongoing support beyond the six weeks helps nurture and consolidate connections, access resources and continue the journey with the support of the E3f community.

The programmes will be delivered by Lucy Steading, Cat Ward and Blessing Shamaki, who all have acclaimed backgrounds in business development and mentoring.

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Professor Gary McEwan, Elevator CEO, said: “The E3f programme not only breaks down barriers but also creates a dynamic space where women can connect, share experiences, and build lasting connections.

"At Elevator, we believe that every woman, regardless of her background, deserves the opportunity to turn her passion into a flourishing business.”Rachel Ross, Elevator strengthening communities director, added: “This programme is specifically designed to offer tailored support to women in three regions across Scotland.

“We understand the unique hurdles that female entrepreneurs often encounter, and E3f aims to be a catalyst for positive change.”

To register an interest in E3f, go to www.elevatoruk.com/accelerators/e3f/apply/

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