Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024 with #InspireInclusion Event

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024 with #InspireInclusion Event

10:51 20 December in Business News, Chamber News, Events, Member News

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce its upcoming International Women’s Day event, using the 2024 theme #InspireInclusion, to be held on the 8th of March 2024 at the historic Wentworth Woodhouse. Sponsored by Rotherham-based manufacturer AESSEAL®, this event promises to be an empowering celebration of women’s achievements and contributions in business. 

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day of celebrating the achievements of women worldwide, and this year’s campaign theme is #InspireInclusion. The focus is on inspiring others to understand and value women’s inclusion, forging a better, more inclusive world. The event aims to create a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment for women who belong to the South Yorkshire business community. 

Elle Smith, Event Coordinator, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce said; “Hosting International Women’s Day at Wentworth Woodhouse adds a special touch. It’s not just a venue; it’s a place with local history, making our event even more meaningful.” 

“This venue provides the backdrop for a day of reflection, sharing, and inspiration. The significance of hosting this event underscores our commitment to creating an inclusive events programme which includes all our members.”  

“Every detail of the day has been carefully planned to ensure that each attendee leaves not only inspired but with an afternoon of great food, inspiring stories and fantastic networking opportunities”. 

The highlight of the event will be the opportunity to hear from guest speakers Sarah McLoed, CEO of Wentworth Woodhouse and Hayley Koseoglu, owner of Crystal Clean Service Ltd and iekos. 

Sarah McLoed, CEO of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, is reshaping heritage preservation. A published writer and Cambridge University contributor, she leads the £130 million Wentworth Woodhouse Masterplan, blending creativity with academic insight. Hear from Sarah on how Wentworth Woodhouse is transforming the future of heritage regeneration in Rotherham and beyond. 

Hayley Koseoglu, a Multi Award Winning Entrepreneur and Business Owner of iekos, who also founded the successful Crystal Clean Service Ltd at the age of 18. Hayley’s inspiring journey, exit from day-to-day operations, and subsequent ventures make her a mentor and business consultant with invaluable insights. 

There will also be a panel discussion of leading businesses and organisations led by Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Executive, Carrie Sudbury. The panel includes Sammy Gaunt, Group HR Manager at global sportswear brand SBD Apparel, bringing over eight years of HR expertise and a personable touch to the discussion. 

Rebecca Jones, the visionary CEO of Iprosurv, a prominent figure in the drone industry. Her leadership and contributions have played a pivotal role in advancing the sector. 

Finally, Jamie Noble, Head of community at RUFC Community Sports Trust, Jamie is on a mission to build strong connections between the club and its community. Leading a dedicated team of 27 officers, coaches, and apprentices, Jamie is passionate about creating opportunities for community engagement through the love of football, bridging the gap between the sport and the local community. 

2023 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards – Charity of the Year, FareShare Yorkshire, will also be in attendance, raising awareness of fighting the hunger and food insecurity issues faced by many in South Yorkshire.   

Carrie Sudbury, Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, expressed her excitement about the event, saying, “International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women. Our #InspireInclusion themed event aims to foster a more inclusive world where women feel a sense of belonging and empowerment. We look forward to an engaging day of inspiration and shared experiences.” 

“This celebration would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of AESSEAL®, a testament to their commitment to supporting the Rotherham area, and empowering women in the community and beyond.” 

To attend the event, tickets can be purchased at £35.00 + VAT for Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber members.  

To purchase your tickets, simply visit the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber website here.  

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of Women worldwide, with a day that promises reflection, sharing, and inspiration through personal journeys. 

Kieran Bridges
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