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The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) opens its doors to MCN Members

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) is truly one of its kind. Founded in 1995, this amazing membership organisation is all about connecting, inspiring, empowering, and supporting women in business.

Previously exclusively for businesswomen based in Scotland, it’s now opening its doors to businesswomen from across the MCN Network.

Membership of the ASB costs just £50 / year, but the benefits are huge - in fact, and this could be one of the best investments you make in both your personal and professional development.

And you don’t need to be in Scotland to benefit from becoming a member - with so much now being done virtually, there’s nothing stopping you.

So, if you want to meet some inspirational women, gets some top tips on business strategy, share experiences and learn from the best, then why not give it a go?

More than 350 businesswomen across Scotland have already done so, and they’ve never looked back!

Take a peek at some of the amazing women you can expect to see and connect with on the other side here

So, what do you get when you join the ASB? *

Connect and showcase with members

  • Your profile listed in the ASB Directory of Members.

  • Fantastic networking opportunities – a great way to meet & connect with like-minded people. from different organisations, big and small, across all sectors.

  • Opportunities for collaboration to help you grow your business.

  • Access to ASB's dedicated Members Forum on Facebook.

  • Opportunity to share and be shared across our social media platforms, including a spotlight piece on you and your business when you first join.

  • Chance to blog and share headline news on the ASB homepage.

  • Use of the ‘Member of Association of Scottish Businesswomen’ logo.

Discounted business & networking events

  • Programme of national events which you can attend at discounted member rates, aimed at supporting, linking and inspiring women in business, such as the ASB Annual conference, leadership development, and well-being weekends.

  • Discounted ticket to attend the ASB Annual Conference.

  • Discounted ticket to attend the ASB Annual Awards Ceremony.

  • Chance to attend any Affiliate Group Networking Event for two meetings before joining that group - if you are already a member of a group, you can join any other Affiliate Groups for the Membership cost at half-price (excludes BAWE).

  • CPD Confirmation Letters for event attendance.

ASB National Business Awards

  • Free entry to the Annual Business Awards – nationwide recognition of the achievements of women in business in Scotland.

Access to ASB Partners

  • Opportunity to ‘voice’ your views and opinions in structured surveys to form the consolidated representative position of women in business in Scotland, providing you with a route to influence policy and decision makers in the interests of women in business.

  • ASB holds membership of SCDI (Scottish Council for Development & Industry) on behalf of our members. SCDI is Scotland’s leading economic development organisation whose aim is to influence and inspire government and key stakeholders to create sustainable economic prosperity for Scotland. They organise trade missions and hold events and briefings for members across Scotland, which any ASB member can attend at member rates (often free).

  • Be part of the Scotland Can Do Movement to make a difference to Women in Business in Scotland.

Discounted membership of other organisations

  • 58% off AA Membership

  • Free joining fee for FSB (Federation of Small Business)

  • 10% off the first year of your IOD Membership

* Some of the benefits listed only apply to businesswomen based in Scotland due to regional restrictions.

Find out more & Join


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