Women's workshop

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MORE women are being encouraged to pursue careers in science and become entrepreneurs to close the gender gap.

A workshop entitled New Approaches to Leadership for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs is being held tomorrow at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Andrew Mitchell, project leader with Informatics Ventures, which is supporting the workshop, said: "Finding female role models for our early stage entrepreneurs in Scotland is a difficult task."

Participants will deliver an "elevator pitch" to a panel of judges during the workshop.