Supporting enterprising women


Supporting enterprising women

Yvonne Greeves, a Royal Bank of Scotland Enterprise Manager, explains what this week's Women in Business Conference means for our customers in Scotland.

Blog Author Image
Yvonne Greeves
RBS Enterprise Manager
Blog

22 April 2016

 

We’ve had a really busy start to 2016 in Scotland with our Women in Business activity and it looks set to be a record breaking year. Our Women in Business Conference this week was really refreshing as it allowed staff from our Focused Women’s Network to meet, be inspired and potentially work with the talented women who are running their own businesses in Scotland. It’s been really great to see such a varied line up of speakers, from Carol Smillie through to senior leaders like RBS’s CEO of Commercial and Private Banking, Alison Rose, sharing the stage to discuss our role in supporting this population.

In 2015 we held a Woman in Business event almost every week which meant we reached over 1670 women through our Network of 22 accredited advisors. In June this year we will double the number of accredited Women in Business Ambassadors which is really exciting. It’s great to have such a strong network of predominately female advisors to help other female business owners set up, grow and meet their aspirations.

Royal Bank of Scotland assists 18,000 women-led businesses in Scotland alone and have more events planned over the coming months for our customers. Women’s Enterprise Scotland in particular continue to be a fantastic support to our customers and their Ambassador programme really helps inspire and mentor both female Entrepreneurs and our Women in Business Ambassadors.

We’re hosting the ‘Association of Scottish Businesswomen Conference’, ‘Scottish Women in Sport’ and also the ‘Women in Agriculture’ conference over the coming months and each event will bring together key players in the Scottish Economy to inspire and educate. We will also continue to offer local regional events across Scotland which really helps to show the rich, diverse nature that our country offers.

Overall, I’d say never underestimate the power of bringing together women from across a broad spectrum of businesses.

Posted In

Blog

Related articles

Senior female bankers offer tips to new generation

In the week when RBS hosts the Women In Business Conference, our senior women in business offer their advice to the newest generation of banking recruits.

RBS inspires over 142,000 people on the road to enterprise success

The Inspiring Enterprise Success report shows that the three-year programme has exceeded the targets set out when it began, helping more than 142,000 people to explore enterprise.

Latest news

Royal Bank of Scotland hosts ‘Easy Wins Live’ event

The event explored today’s ‘always on’ world and the pressure Scots face as they struggle to balance life inside and outside of work.

To win the fight against fraud and scams, it is vital to educate young people.

Primary school children in Currie, Edinburgh put on their detective hats last week to learn more about fraud and scams thanks to the Royal Bank of Scotland MoneySense programme. Les Matheson, CEO of Personal Banking, tells us why it’s so important to financially educate young people.

New NatWest debit cards now accessible for all customers

New card features are being rolled out from today with all cards having a notch and raised dots.

Set Tab for lightbox