Jackie Waring, CEO of Scotland’s first all-female business angel group, has been
shortlisted for a UK accolade in recognition for her role in promoting diversity in
equity investment. A finalist for this year’s UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA)
Investment in Diversity Champion award, Ms Waring has been a champion of female
business founders in Scotland and beyond since launching Investing Women Angels
90% of Investing Women Angel’s investments have gone into highly innovative
companies with female founders. The group’s AccelerateHER programme has also
been transformational with a growing network of over 5,000 women business
founders within Scotland and beyond.
The UKBAA award recognises a key individual in the UK early-stage investment
ecosystem who is taking a ‘leadership role in breaking down barriers’ to accessing
equity investment for company founders from diverse backgrounds, including
women, ethnic minorities, and other overlooked groups. Ms Waring is among seven
finalists from across the UK who are ‘acting as a catalyst for change’ in promoting
diversity in investment. More details on the Investment in Diversity Champion award
category can be found here.
The winner of this and other UKBAA Angel Investment Award categories will be
announced on 8 June.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Jackie Waring said: “I’m really excited to be
shortlisted for this award. This UK-wide recognition is great news for all those who
are part of the Investing Women network as it underlines the great progress we’re
making in helping female founders gain access to investment and maximise their