Women's Enterprise Scotland Ambassador Application 2021

We're looking for women to join our prestigious WES role model Ambassador team. Applications are open to women-owned businesses, as well as women-led businesses, where 50% or more of the ownership and/or leadership is held by women. Our Ambassadors help inspire and encourage other women to shape ideas, start up and grow their own business. We work with our Ambassadors to match their experiences to media interest and spread awareness of their work.

Ambassadors are passionate about helping other women in business and make a time commitment to Ambassador duties. Taking place over the course of a year, these duties include:
Attending, speaking, presenting or chairing a minimum of four business events;
Writing one blog or article for the Women's Business Centre;
Attending one ambassador training event each year.

Further information on our ambassador programme can be found here.

Please use this form to apply to become a WES Ambassador or to nominate someone else as a WES Ambassador. We welcome applications across diverse identities and sections of the community, and value the range of perspectives a diverse team of role models can provide. If you have applied before, we would be delighted to hear from you again.
 
While we are open to applications from all areas and types of business and we would especially welcome applications from the following:
  • BAME women
  • Businesses based in South of Scotland, and Highlands and Islands
  • Businesses working with digital technologies
  • Businesses operating from retail premises
  • Women who have started a business due to the impacts of Covid-19

Please note that all applicants must be able to attend a virtual Ambassador training morning on the 11th of January 2022. 
 
Applications close on the 10th of December 2021 and will be reviewed by an Advisory Board comprised of senior leaders from Scottish business organisations.

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* 1. Your details

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* 2. Suggested Ambassador's details (if different from yours above)

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* 3. Business Details

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* 4. Identity Details

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* 5. A short description of business journey

Please include details such as: 

  • Description of business, how and where it started;
  • Business owner's story, why the business was set up, background and experience;
  • Any existing business organisation memberships, connections, board positions
  • Social media details such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram;
  • Key milestones and successes: taking on staff; reaching Net Zero or other sustainability achievements; awards; social impact.

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* 6. Why you would like to be an ambassador and what you could bring to the role?

Please include details such as: 

  • Skills, experiences, contacts, and networks that could help inspire and support other women and girls to start and grow their own businesses;
  • Ways in which you feel you could act as a role model, particularly if you have experienced or represent any particularly marginalised identities.

Please click 'Done' below to complete this form.  We look forward to responding to your application submission.

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