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International Women’s Day

£34.95 – £39.95
March 8, 2018 at 2:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Please note that bookings will close Wednesday, 7th March at 12 noon. No further bookings will be taken after this time.


Join Women in Business for their annual International Women’s Day gathering, this year at Holiday Inn Barnsley.

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, in the community and in family – a day to reflect, share and be inspired by peoples’ personal journeys – the achievements, the challenges and the funny both professionally and personally.

This year’s theme is #PressforProgress marking the 100th year anniversary that women – only certain women though – got the vote, and as you all know we are apolitical, but it is interesting to reflect whether we would indeed have had the opportunities we all have should this have not been achieved.

We have some great speakers lined up, who will be exploring how work and family blend and how we might in the future look to attract and retain talent in a workplace that is reflective of a more diverse workforce. This will include some personal sessions as part of our ‘sofa chats’, with mothers and their children, exploring the life of a working mum from both sides, inspired by the amazing Listening Project, developed by the BBC and National archives.

Hosted by:
Jo Davison, Journalist and Jackie Freeborn, Chair of Women in Business

Simon Biltcliffe, CEO of Webmart
Julie Dalton, Managing Director of Gullivers
Kathryn Littlewood, Entrepreneur, Author of ‘Cultivating Mad Cow’ and ambassador for mental health awareness
Lisa Pogson, Managing Director of Airmaster and President of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber

Sofa Chat:
Deborah Lockwood, Co Founder Graywoods and daughter Danielle
Nuzrath Al-Baqir and daughter Nabeela Mowlana
Deborah Bullivant, Founding Director of Grimm & Co and son Luke Dale


Price includes a hot fork buffet.


If you have booked and would also like to attend the Women in Construction event, let us know and we will provide you with a £5 off couple code for the Women in Construction event – 01709 386201.


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March 8, 2018
2:30 PM- 7:00 PM
£34.95 – £39.95
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Holiday Inn Barnsley
Barnsley Road
Barnsley, S75 3JT United Kingdom
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Women in Business
01709 386200