YAS member Elizabeth Fairley arrived at Babson College in Boston this week as part of the 2013 Saltire Fellowship. The cohort of 19 extremely talented individuals had the weekend to settle into their new homes after an action packed induction week at the RBS Business School in Gogarburn.
Keynote speakers throughout the week included Iain MacGregor who talked about how to grow your business to a £50m turnover, Professor Les Charm, from Babson College, who will introduce the Fellows to entrepreneurial leadership, Kenny Kemp, Editor of Business Quarterly Scotland who discussed his career in covering the entrepreneurial landscape and Hugh Griffith, who shared his business experiences which include pioneering a ground-breaking treatment for children suffering from Leukaemia.
The Fellows will spend the next few weeks in Boston incorporating a busy schedule of classroom style teaching at Babson, experiential learning, exposure to a wide variety of business environments and networking opportunities. Before returning to Scotland in December the Fellows will spend a week in China the aim of which is to equip the Fellows with the skills to understand company, sectorial and national context on the ground while linking to senior GlobalScots in the area.
Elizabeth commented "Through the Saltire fellowship my focus is to gain more knowledge of international research and technical developments that relate to health and wellbeing. As a Working Group lead and an active member of the YAS I look forward to sharing the knowledge that I gain with the YAS members."
Follow Elizabeth's progress on the Saltire Fellows blog http://www.saltirefoundation.com/cs/blogs/fellow/default.aspx and via the @YoungAcademySco feed on Twitter.