Leading female entrepreneurs to attend Liverpool event to mark International Women’s Day
Pamela Ball, chair of the Women’s Equality Party Liverpool, will host a debate, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool Management School, at the St James Street business hub.
A “distinguished” panel of female Merseyside entrepreneurs will celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day in Liverpool.
An event, at The Women’s Organisation’s St James Street headquarters on March 8, will recognise the achievements of talented, diverse and pioneering women who have changed their own lives, and contributed to huge shifts in society today.
This year’s International Women’s Day has adopted the theme of ‘Be Bold for Change’.
Pamela Ball, chair of the Women’s Equality Party Liverpool, will host a debate, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool Management School, at the St James Street business hub, which will feature Rebecca Jones, Helen Lord, and Irene Afful.
Rebecca is the co-founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks, which aims to close the gender gap in the digital and technology sector by encouraging girls of all ages to consider a career in this fast-moving industry.
Helen Lord is the director and founder of Widnes-based Used Kitchen Exchange which recycles and re-sells used and ex-demonstration kitchens, and benefits the environment by reducing land fill levels.
And Irene Afful, from Wirral, is the founder of coaching and consultancy business Ametrine Enterprise Solutions.
Prior to setting up her venture she was the first black female detective inspector in Merseyside Police.
The panel of pioneering businesswomen aims to mark International Women’s Day 2017 with an inspirational discussion of how they made waves in all their different sectors by being ‘bold to make change’.
The Women’s Organisation chief executive, Maggie O’Carroll, said: “International Women’s Day, the global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, is one of the most important days on the calendar for us.
“On International Women’s Day we can recognise that there is still a long way to go in the fight for true gender equality, but with women like our pioneering panel who are being bold and making change, and the support of organisations like ourselves that champion and help females, we may just get there a little faster than we thought.”