048: Liz Cameron OBE – the importance of mentoring

In this episode of the Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast I talk to Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive & Director at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Liz is an amazing business leader with expertise encompassing all aspects of entrepreneurship. Hailing from bonny Scotland, Liz’s career spans three decades during which she has founded and run a series of businesses. Liz’s love for business in Scotland comes from the heart, she takes a personal interest in promoting Scotland internationally, from Europe to China to India.

Liz is included in the Scottish Business Insider’s Top 10 Women of Influence in Scotland, she was shortlisted as Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2013 Scottish Business Awards and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2014 for her outstanding services to business and commerce.

Throughout her career, Liz has served in a number of organisations in Scotland and the USA, where she is able to add value from her business expertise and knowledge of policy formation. These include Director for WEVOLUTION, a Scottish charity promoting entrepreneurship as a route to better life chances, being on the Brain Trust of TEDx Glasgow and ex-Vice Chair of the Scottish National Lottery Fund.

Liz is passionate about advocating the importance of Mentoring, especially for women and under-represented groups. She’s made it her mission to encourage more women to have or become mentors and to help support and create more female business owners. Liz has also championed the need to bring the world of business and education together and has promoted the importance of business employing and nurturing young people and developing future talent.

In this interview, we explore:

  • Liz’s incredible career and being recognised as an authority on business, strategic leadership, creativity and entrepreneurialism
  • The award of her OBE
  • Her involvement with The Women’s Business Mentoring Programme
  • Her top advice for women who want to succeed in business.

 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  1. Scottish Chambers of Commerce
  2. Women Business Mentoring
  3. LinkedIn
  4. Email: LCameron@scottishchambers.com

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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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