Jackie Waring, Founder & CEO Investing Women
Jackie is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping other entrepreneurs.
Having set up her own company in 2003, Jackie has run 3 companies, including a turnaround 50 employee business, and she has served on multiple boards.
At 25 Jackie was the youngest CEO in the UK enterprise sector. Learning from some of Scotland’s top entrepreneurs on her Board, she quickly developed a ‘can do’ approach to business and leading change. This approach earned her the title Scottish Young Career Woman of the Year and a finalist Entrepreneur of the Year, along with several other awards.
Jackie led the Access to Finance for Women Agenda for the UK government as an external advisor which led to a passionate interest to increase the UKs level of Women Angels; recognising this as a major market opportunity. She was also appointed the UK’s first Advisory Board Member to the Global Banking Alliance for Women, based in Washington DC.
Elaine Bone has an established career history in event management and in 2000, set up her company, Brightstar – focussed on events and association management.
Elaine and Brightstar associate, Alison Jones, provide operational support to the Investing Women team and its wider network.
Alison’s background includes marketing, events management and executive support, including supporting and helping to promote Business Improvement Districts across Scotland. She also is a freelance writer and has a keen interest in policy and economic development. She works with Investing Women providing operational support.
With a background and expertise in supporting entrepreneurs and membership organisations, Sam and her team have worked with IW for the last 3 years to help build their entrepreneurial community.
As a business owner Julie works with SMEs to develop and implement strategies for online marketing and to deliver quality events. She has combined both her business experience and her passion for developing women in business to work with Jackie and the Investing Women team to promote a strong programme of events and activities.
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Edinburgh-based Sanja Moll co-founded Salt Yard Group in 2005. It now comprises of five award-winning London restaurants: Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern, Ember Yard and Veneta, specialising in Spanish and Italian food. After selling a stake of her business to private equity in 2014, she continues to serve as a non-exec director.
After a successful international career with JP Morgan Chase, specialising in corporate finance for shipping companies, Evelyn Simpson trained as an executive coach. She co-founded global executive training company, Thriving Abroad and co-authored a book about her work. She continues to mentor executives and entrepreneurs and is an active business angel investor.
Entrepreneurial tax specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait, is appointed as board advisor