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International Women’s Day – #EmbraceEquity

£35.00 – £250.00
March 8, 2023 at 11:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Sponsored By AESSEAL

We are pleased to once again be joining millions of other women, and men, world-wide celebrating the massive contribution that women make to our lives, in business, and the community. Please join us on Wednesday 8th March 2023, at Wentworth Woodhouse for a day to reflect, share and be inspired by peoples’ personal journeys.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • Celebrate women’s achievements.
  • Raise awareness about women’s equality.
  • Lobby for accelerated gender parity.
  • Fundraise for female-focused charities.

IWD 2023 campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity

Equity means creating a fair and equal world. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.

Collective activism is key to forging gender equity and isn’t limited to women solely driving the change. Colleagues, friends and partners are all incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural and political advancement of women.

Share your #EmbraceEquity image, video, resources, presentation, and articles across social media using #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity to encourage others to help forge an inclusive world.

For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.

We are delighted to announce the host of the event is the Chambers incoming CEO, Carrie Sudbury. The amazing Sile Sibanda will open and close the event with some thought provoking spoken word, and we have a great line up of speakers including:

Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL

Dame Julie Kenny is the second Lady Master Cutler in the history of the Cutlers’ Company.

Dame Julie Kenny is a successful South Yorkshire based entrepreneur. Following the sale in 2016 of award winning Pyronix Limited, which she built from start up in 1986, Julie continues her involvement in serving business and local communities and currently holds several trustee/patron positions for diverse charitable organisations.

Most important to Julie is Wentworth Woodhouse, where she is the Founding Chair of the Trust set up in 2014 to enable it to raise the money to purchase Wentworth Woodhouse and to affect its restoration.

Kelly Wooller – ACW Medical Services

Kelly is an Ex – British Army Combat Medical Technician Class 1, who is now an operational registered Paramedic Advanced Clinical Practitioner, advanced life support and paediatric intermediate life support trained, she is a qualified instructor and a train the trainer instructor and is also fluent in British Sign Language.

Kelly joined the British Army in 1999 completed tours of Kosovo, Sierra Leone and The Iraq War. Throughout her Army career Kelly also carried out the role as an instructor, teaching a range of subjects from battlefield first aid to advanced life support to both her juniors and peers.

ACW Medical Services has recently been crowned as the Most Promising New Business at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, Celebration of Business Awards 2022.

Claire Louise Dickinson – Director, AESSEAL

 Claire joined AESSEAL in 2011, where previously she was an Audit Manager at KPMG in Leeds.  She was heavily involved with Audits of large FTSE companies in the North, namely Morrisons and JD Sports.

Before becoming Chief Financial Officer at AESSEAL in 2019, Claire was the Finance Director of the UK Manufacturing company and has been part of the SAP Implementation Team, UK Sales Strategy Team and other Group wide strategic projects.

Claire holds a First Class degree in Accounting and Management from Leeds University Business School and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).


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March 8, 2023
11:30 AM- 3:00 PM
£35.00 – £250.00


Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth
Rotherham, South Yorkshire S62 7TQ UK
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Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber
01709 386200
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