A most amazing programme has just come to an end, one in which I feel privileged to have been a part of. The Women’s Enterprise Kent scheme, run by Kent County Council, is part of the government’s drive to help women in business become more digitally savvy. You can view countrywide insights under the #ShesDigital hashtag.
Having seen the scheme operate from the ‘other side’ last year, when I worked for the organisation delivering it, I jumped at the chance to apply this year and was delighted to be accepted onto it.
Time has flown since the opening event in September, with seminars and practical workshops designed to give us the skills needed to operate our businesses – as well as numerous networking opportunities to get to know our fellow female entrepreneurs.
Various experts have shown us digital options we may not have considered before, and pointed us towards resources available to cement what we’ve learned, as well as giving us the confidence to explore others.
Even though I’d consider myself pretty savvy online, I took away something new from every session and look forward to implementing my learning.
The finale event took place on April 13 and I decided – quite last minute – I’d try to takeaway some ‘live’ advice from our speaker line up. The video below gives just a tiny taste but the audio below that is of keynote speaker at the launch and finale, Penny Power OBE, whose inspiring pep talks have set us up for whatever comes our way.
A big thank you to Louise and Lucy at KCC, who marshalled us all together, and to all the speakers and experts who helped us along the way. And a huge thank you to all the wonderful ladies I’ve met. Radiators, each and every one 🙂