Businesses from across the region are being invited to attend International Women’s Day which will offer an array of speakers, each one bringing something very different to the room.
The event promises to be an engaging, thought provoking and real celebration of professional and inspirational women in business from the Shropshire County.
The event format:
10am Arrivals for tea/coffee/networking
10.45 Heather Noble, Chair welcomes all
11.00 Guest Speaker – Dean Harris, High Sheriff in Nomination with Q&A
Dean will talk about the role High Sheriff, the county and the causes she will be focusing on during her year.
11.30 Guest Speaker – Hazel Durham, Thomas Consulting with Q&A
A Chartered Civil Engineer, Hazel has spent 24 years working in construction for national contractors on site and for consulting engineers in Warrington, Manchester and Shrewsbury. Hazel has undertaken structural designs from three storey laboratories for the University of Manchester to single beams for your house extension. In her presentation Hazel will discuss her “road to nowhere”; her path to becoming a Chartered Engineer and how we can influence the next generation in their career choices so that it is equal for all.
12.00 noon Felicity Wingrove, Zen Communications with Q&A
A psycholinguist, certified coach, and trainer, Fliss has spent well over 20 years leading PR and communications for some of the nation’s largest and most loved brands, organisations, and corporations. Since launching Telford-based Zen Communications 12 years ago, she’s been championing true mastery of communication and supporting her global clients to deliver their message with absolute influence, integrity and impact. In her session Fliss will share the three ways that most women give away their power, and exactly what you need to do to claim it back. Focusing on your words, your voice, and your body she’ll show you how to truly own your space.
12.30 Guest Speaker – Helen Spencer, Whittingham Riddell with Q&A
Helen Spencer is the Managing Partner of Whittingham Riddell, local accountants and business advisors. She has over 25 years of experience as a HR professional within a range of sectors including not-for-profit FMCG, engineering and professional services. During her career she has guided a variety of businesses with the development of their strategy for both people and growth. In more recent times, she became the new Managing Partner of Whittingham Riddell in April 2019. During her time at the firm, she has successfully driven the people agenda and has been recognised through a number of accolades, concluding with her promotion to Managing Partner. Helen will be coving topics such as, personal lessons within leadership and how we can help develop the next generation of female business leaders.
13.00 Special Garden Tea
14.00 Event closes