IWD: #PressforProgress - Peterborough

Thursday 8 March 2018

Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts

Member Fee: £20.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £27.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate

Join us for this prestigious event at Peterborough Cathedral, with inspiring speakers, a debate and networking to celebrate International Women's Day.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The aim of the event is to raise the profile of issues that are central to career development for female colleagues at both a local and national level. There will be opportunity to share experiences in a supportive environment which will be captured to provide a bank of ideas and thoughts that can be circulated to all those attending.

Opening the event will be keynote speaker Georgie Bullen, Paralympian GB Goalball player who competed in London 2012. Since competing Georgie found difficulty finding employment due to her visual impairment which encouraged her to set up her own businesses - Team Insight - to raise awarenes. Georgie will share her own experiences and challenges faced and how she has utilised her skills in sport to run her business. (Read more about Georgie here)

Other speakers from the local business community will inspire and motivate us as we continue our own careers or personal journeys:

Fiona Onasanya MP, Peterborough
Jackie Bland, GentlyBe
Jo Bevilacqua, The Unique Mumpreneur

Over light refreshments we will debate the International Women's Day theme '#PressforProgress' and take time to consider our own ambition or aspiration and barriers faced as women.

Registration is from 9.30am with tea/coffee and time to network. The formal part commences at 10.00am until 12.30pm.

Karen Beckwith and trustee of Women Leaders will also be announcing the launch of this year's Peterborough Women Leaders awards.

Last year this event attracted 140 people from business and young people from 6th form and colleges who were totally inspired by the whole experience.

You are welcome to bring a guest, colleague, apprentice, trainee, graduate…no one is excluded!

Places are to be booked in advance and expects to be another sell out event! Individual places can be booked by following the instructions below or downloading the booking form here. If you would like to book a table please contact Helen on 01733 370809.

Event sponsor

This event supports Peterborough Celebrates 900

Payment is to be made at the time of booking.

Chamber members can book this event online using a credit or debit card, simply follow the instructions below. For more information or to book a place as a non-member please contact Helen Bosett, Sector Co-ordinator, on 01733 370809 or email h.bosett@cambscci.co.uk including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number.

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Please note that non-Chamber members are only entitled to attend one chargeable event before joining the Chamber, and are required to pay at time of booking. Fees for all bookings are non-refundable for cancellations made within six working days of the event.

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