WOW: Smashing the Glass Ceiling- Women in Business

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From the battling the gender pay gap to boardroom quotas and getting your voice heard, what are the particular challenges faced by women in the workplace? We discuss why gender equality in business is good for the bottom line and how women in the North West and beyond are smashing the glass ceiling.

Speakers include:

Simone Roche, founder of Northern Power Women, partner at Northern Powerhouse, MD of Events 1st, event curator, Advisory Board for Gender Networks Licencee of TEDxWhitehallWomen, Board Advisor for World Merit & Gender Pay Gap Champion for GEO.

Sandra Green, executive coach who established Handbags in the Boardroom in 2012. Sandra is passionate about helping women leaders achieve career fulfillment. After a corporate career lasting over 15 years, Sandra experienced at first hand many of the internal and external issues that hold women back.

Jenny Garrett, award winning Coach with over 10 years experience of running a Global Business. Her mission is to transform the world, one empowered woman at a time. She uses her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.

Gabriella Gay, a 31-year-old mother, teacher, poet and small business owner living and working in Stoke-on-Trent. Born in Trinidad and raised in London she moved to Staffordshire to read English Literature and Psychology at Keele University; she left with a first class degree and a newborn baby. After several years of teaching she opened Valentine’s Curious Closet, a vintage curiosity shop based on Church Street in Stoke. Over three and a half years the partnership has built an excellent reputation for quality vintage, fantastic customer service, creating strong community links, creative marketing and supporting the work of local artists.

Chaired by Jo Henwood


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Approx 60 mins