As a female entrepreneur running a business in the traditionally male-oriented science and innovation sector, I previously found it difficult to meet other women in similar situations, but I have found many inspirational role models through Enterprising Women. Enterprising Women has helped me grow by giving me insight into how successful companies are run, and offering business support and advice.
Lesley set up Edinburgh Investment Consultants in 1993 and launched its specialist trading division, Independent Women, in 1997 and is the CEO of both businesses. Whilst taking an over-arching view of the strategic development of both operations, Lesley's first love is as an expert financial adviser and she continues working with clients to this day, maintaining long-standing relationships with clients over the years and across industries, geographies and backgrounds.
Lesley is also a regular contributor to financial press and online advisory forums and the Independent Women brand supports local and national charities and is looking to support and develop the financial education of young women across the UK and beyond.
Ms Lesley Mackintosh
EIC Ltd and Independent Women
2 Sandport Place