AccelerateHER names new chief executive

AccelerateHER, Scotland’s network for female-founders, has appointed Elizabeth Pirrie as its new chief executive.

Founder and current chief executive Jackie Waring will now become chair, where she will focus on launching a new fund for female-founded companies in Scotland.

Pirrie spent the past four years as chief operating officer for AccelerateHER and its sister company Investing Women Angels (IWA).

During this time, both organisations have seen significant development, with the introduction of mentoring services, UK-wide expansion of the its awards programme, multiple international missions for founders, and a nationwide partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs.

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