Top speakers to attend event for aspiring business women

October 3, 2014 1:08 pm

Women Who Do

The ‘Women Who Do’ programme, which offers expert help and support to women who want to develop a new business idea, will be holding an exciting networking event in October.

Susan Hallam, who is one of the UK’s leading digital marketing experts, will be talking about her own business journey, which led her to create her company Hallam Internet.

Previously a Senior Lecturer in computing at Nottingham Trent University, Susan has held senior marketing roles at BT and Capital One. She is also winner of a 2012 Vistage UK Speaker Award and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. In 2013 she received the Freedom of the City of London.

Pam Burrows, who runs her own company Satori, will be holding a seminar entitled ‘Confidence and Motivation’, in which she will deliver some powerful strategies for increasing personal resilience and positivity. Pam will be weaving a mix of the best confidence methods from ancient to modern, including Neurolinguistic Programming, yogic breathing and mindfulness techniques.

Rebecca Dicks will be talking about her own business journey leading to setting up of Blue Lizard Adventures. Rebecca started her business when, after leaving a good steady job for the plains of Africa as a volunteer, she finally realised what that “something else” was! 

Rebecca decided to set up Blue Lizard Adventures to enable others to have the same opportunities as she had and is looking forward to sharing her fascinating journey into business with our Women Who Do audience.

The event will take place at the Summit Centre, Pavilion Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7LL on Friday 17 October 2014 from 9.30am to 2pm. It is open to any women who are either considering a business idea, or who are running an established business that they want to develop. The evening will be followed by a series of workshops scheduled for 5, 12 and 19 November 2014.

Cllr Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration at Mansfield District Council, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurial women in Ashfield and Mansfield to learn from leading business women about their experience of developing their business ideas, as well as picking up tips and strategies for developing confidence.

“The ‘Women Who Do’ programme gives women access to a range of support, including one-to-one mentoring and expert help with creating a personalised development plan. If you have a business idea and need help to take it further, get in touch with the Ashfield and Mansfield Regeneration Team.”

Cllr Jim Aspinall, Portfolio Holder for Prosperity at Ashfield District Council added: “I urge local women who are interested in business to take advantage of this well-established programme which aims to equip ambitious women with further skills and tools to get ahead in business.”

For more information regarding the event and ‘Women Who Do’ contact 01623 463165, email womeninenterprise@mansfield.gov.uk or check Invest Ashfield & Mansfield ‘Women Who Do’ page.

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