Lanarkshire women encouraged to GO Digital!

Webinar shares digital know how for businesses

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In the current climate there's no denying the benefits of digital. It's been the saviour of many a business in both surviving and thriving. But let's not kid ourselves, it's not always easy to adapt and adopt, is it?

At next month's Lanarkshire Women In Business event we will be 'walking the talk', running our event in webinar format with a little help from the Federation of Small Business (FSB).

The GO Digital session will run from 10am - 12pm on Thursday 17 September on FSB's Zoom platform.

Targeted to women at the helm of new, existing and expanding Lanarkshire-based businesses, as well as female employees with a digital remit, the event will equip attendees with:

  • new digital knowledge
  • new digital know-how, and
  • access to practical and financial support to help make it happen digitally in your business.

Our keynote speaker is Cheryl Bennett from Agilisys - one of the UK's fastest growing cloud and digital transformation specialists. Originating from Australia, Cheryl will share her career journey and provide valuable insight and key takeaways on What's Coming Over The Digital Horizon.

Next up, CJ Morley from Connect 3 will be instrumental in Developing Your Digital Vision, including ways to identify and overcome personal barriers to becoming digitally enabled.

As ever, a top priority will be the inclusion of local female-led business talent on the speaker line-up.

Attendees will hear how e-commerce investment is helping Uddingston-based Prepare 2 Party extend its customer reach beyond the high street and drive operational efficiencies in to the bargain.

From here, we will move to three rapid-fire sessions majoring on practical and financial support available to female-led business owners in Lanarkshire including:

  • Digital BOOST - events and fully funded digital consultancy support
  • Digital Development Loan - government backed interest free loans from £5k - £100k, and
  • New College Lanarkshire - free digital skills training.

Yvonne Weir, Enterprise Manager at the council said "We are all on a digital mission of some description whether personally, in the organisations that we work for, or in the businesses that we are starting or aiming to grow. Our GO Digital event aims to support women in dispensing with the complexity that often surrounds digital narrative.

"Digital can be a key factor in driving business efficiencies, competitiveness, creativity, innovation and growth. It can be challenging, but we want to bring women together around the subject to show what's possible and achievable with the right direction and connections."

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