Today marks the launch of Go Digital Newcastle’s wwWomen project, which introduces free business support for women-led businesses and female entrepreneurs across the city. The programme aims to promote the opportunities offered by digital technology and demonstrate how businesses can be more efficient, productive, profitable and successful through its use.
Councillor Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Age Friendly City & Digital Inclusion, opened the day. She said: “wwWomen is a myth-busting programme to show that women can and do use all kinds of innovative technologies – digital is not a young man’s world or solely the domain of men.
“We need women as digital leaders and this project aims to ilustrate what technology and opportunities are out there. Women spend significantly more time on social media sites and are therefore well placed to capitalise on the opportunities offered.
“We all need to recognise the huge competition that exists in the digital space and ensure we have the relevant skills to exploit it successfully and share messaging. wwWomen is here to help female entrepreneurs do just that.”
I join wwWomen as a Digital Ambassador alongside a number of other senior figureheads including Chi Onwurah MP, Dr Joanna Berry, Fiona Standfield and Nicola Little.
As an owner-manager who has significantly grown my business through digital, I am a fervent advocate of everything it has to offer.
In addition to one-to-one business support, there is a range of masterclasses available, as well as financial incentives which include up to 50% funding available for related equipment and consultancy projects. I highly recommend you check the project out.
If you’re interested or would like to know more, visit www.godigitalnewcastle.co.uk/business, tweet @GoDigitalNCl or call 0845 144 0041.