what gets us out of bed in the morning is this:

We want to help build a Scotland where women-owned and women-led businesses are  as numerous – and as profitable – as those run by men

Here's the thing:

In the UK, women-owned businesses contribute £105bn to the economy every single year.

In Scotland alone, it is estimated that if women started businesses at the same rate as men, an additional £7.6bn would be contributed to the Scottish economy.

But the reality is that female founders in Scotland face specific challenges and difficulties when it comes to starting, growing and scaling their businesses. 

We're determined to change this by tackling these obstacles head on.

Won't you join us?

our founder

ciara gigleux

Based in Edinburgh, Ciara is a serial entrepreneur, marketing & business consultant, and podcast host.

Ciara started out as an academic – getting her PhD in Archaeology and working as an academic editor while dipping her toes into marketing through her position as Vice Chairwoman of her local Cancer Research UK board. Today she’s the owner and CEO of a thriving 6-figure company, a podcast host, and marketing and business consultant to female business owners from all over the world. 

Her mission for FFLS is simple: To provide female entrepreneurs in Scotland with the support, community and resources they need to make their biggest business aspirations a reality.

you should know

the obstacles we're trying to help female founders overcome


the lack of Access to information

the lack of Access to training


the lack of Access to networks & contacts

the lack of Access to funding

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The only digital club for female founders in Scotland that combines community, training and support to give you everything you need to make your biggest business goals a reality.

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