AccelerateHER 2019 Annual Conference

Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 11:30am to 5:30pm

Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

Join Investing Women for the AccelerateHER 2019 Annual Conference and hear from global trailblazers on creating a culture of innovation and self-confidence; building a world class team; encouraging more women in tech and getting investment-ready. 


Global Headliner is  Jaime Nieto, Head of People for Richard Bransonís The Spaceship Company, the first aerospace-system manufacturer building and testing a fleet of carrier vehicles and spaceships that will form Virgin Galacticís human spaceflight system.

 Jaime will speak on building a world class team to lead one of the worldís most innovative companies, in its race to take us into space.



The Conference will be of particular interest if you are a female founder, entrepreneur, investor, professional or a network or agency who supports their success.

Headline speakers:

  • Jaime Nieto, Head of People for Richard Bransonís The Spaceship Company, the first aerospace-system manufacturer building and testing a fleet of carrier vehicles and spaceships that will form Virgin Galacticís human spaceflight system.
  • Mark Beaumont, athlete, broadcaster and ambassador. World record holder for cycling round the world, Mark also inspires and helps businesses to perform.
  • Shelley Kerr, Manager, Scotland Womenís National Football Team on striving to be the best in the world and building the team to do it.
  • Ana Stewart, Scotlandís only female founder to float a fintech company.
  • Kate Rogers, Portfolio Director, Cazenove Capital and co-leader of Cazenoveís Charities business. The Charities business is the largest in the UK with around £9bn under management. Kate also leads their Diversity and Inclusion Programme.

An exclusive preview film of the AccelerateHER Award Finalists Pitch Film will also be shown ahead of the live finals. 


An Investing Women event in association with Informatics Ventures, EIE Invest 2019.