QMU has a proud history of supporting educational and career opportunities for women dating back to 1875.

The institution’s founders were part of the UK-wide mid Victorian ‘Women's Movement’, which was a campaign for better education and improved career opportunities for females. 

As a University rooted in inclusiveness, with a female staff/student population of approximately 78%, we are committed to addressing gender disparity in entrepreneurship and are proud that nearly two thirds of QMU’s start-up companies are created by females.

Providing a dynamic, supportive and connected environment in which female entrepreneurs can grow and sustain resilient businesses is a key part of our plans for the Edinburgh Innovation Park which is funded through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal.

We have an established partnership with Women’s Enterprise Scotland and together we will be championing the establishment of a National Women’s Business Centre.

This will provide the expertise to unlock the economic opportunity represented by women-led businesses and aid the creation of a gender-balanced ecosystem, further boosting innovation and productivity in Scotland.

We look forward to sharing more details of the Women’s Business Centre as our plans develop.

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Carolyn Currie QMU Entrepreneur in Residence
Miriam Smith Innovation and Enterprise Manager
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