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SWIB's AGM and September event

House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW.
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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

September 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm

We returned to the elegant surroundings of House for an Art Lover for our AGM and networking event, where we were joined by our guest speaker, distinguished business woman Amanda McMillan OBE, who was Chief Executive of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) Airports Limited at the time.

Amanda shared some of her career highlights from her role where she was responsible for leading and developing a fast-paced, demanding, high-profile business that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and supports over 8,200 jobs. Amanda is undoubtedly one of Scotland's leading business women with an enviable multi-sector career, both in the role of Managing Director of Glasgow Airport (the first female in this role) and from her earlier experience of working with multinational drinks brand Diageo and global accountancy firm KPMG. It was fascinating to hear how she set about establishing a new culture in her organisation.

We also welcomed Dress for Success Scotland, our charity partner for the past year, and presented them with a cheque for £2592.60, the funds raised for them during the year.

Feedback from those who attended included:

Such a special venue for such an important annual meeting for SWIB. At every event I have attended I have always come away feeling positive and feeling a real connection with many of the delegates. Speaker was a natural! Thank you

Absolutely beautiful venue, fantastic staff and really enjoyed the speaker, Amanda McMillan. She was a natural, and very honest about having the self-doubt that we all feel, no matter how successful you are.

Excellent speaker!

I really enjoyed meeting up with such like minded women .The Guest Speaker Amanda was Inspirational and I so enjoyed her story.

The speaker was excellent - a nice blend of informative, inspiring, funny and direct.

I really enjoyed the speaker's talk - inspirational. Everything was amazing.

Fabulous event and inspirational speaker.

The speaker was excellent - one of the best we've had in a while I think. Really inspiring and interesting. Meal was lovely - nice to have something different. Venue is beautiful.

Amanda was an excellent and interesting speaker.

Very welcoming. Love the table swapping.

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening again. The venue was excellent. Amanda was really excellent and very inspiring.