Monday, April 30, 2012

Passion to Pounds for Sefton Women

Do you have an idea and a passion that will improve your community?

WISE connections are looking for women in the Sefton area who are passionate about their community and want to make real change WISE Connections is a Social Enterprise in Bootle, specialising in helping women just like you. WISE are running free workshops that will help turn your ideas into reality and your communities into a better place to live.

Please register to attend the workshops on:

ON:Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 9:30 – 2:45

AT: The Investment Centre 375 Stanley Road Bootle L20 3EF

Lunch and refreshments provided

To register, please send an e-mail to: or call 07585967736

A celebration lunch will be held on Tuesday 8th May 12:00 – 2:00 to award certificates to attendees.

Funded by the Big Lottery, this project will provide free support sessions, workshops and on-line support for women in Bootle who have an enterprising idea and a passion for improving their community.

Developing Resilience in the Workplace Workshop

The Women's Organisation client Jackie O'Carroll is offering a 'Developing Resilience in the Workplace' workshop for individuals/organisations in partnership with Doug Haynes as EI4Change

Day workshops run by EI4Change on …

• Monday 18th June 2012

• Thursday 27th September 2012

• Tuesday 13th November 2012

at the Neurosupport Centre, Norton Street, Liverpool

Cost £95

During this full-day workshop, participants will explore …

- techniques and approaches to build personal resilience
- improved self management skills

- improved stress management

- building organisational and team resilience

- ways of becoming more inspiring leaders with greater personal impact and influence

EI4Change runs workshops on a variety of Emotional Intelligence topics in the NW.

For a booking form email or phone Jackie O’Carroll on 07708 883985.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From Spare Rib to Slutwalks - With Writing On the Wall & The Women's Organisation

The Women's Organisation have teamed with Writing on the Wall Festival to bring you "From Spare Rib to Slutwalks".

Held on: Tuesday 8th May, 7pm

Held at: The Women's Organisation, 54 St James Street, Liveprool, L1 0AB

Liz Kelly, Helen Walsh, Bidisha and The Women's Organisation's Helen Millne ask ‘Has the women’s movement really moved on?’

Constable Michael Sanguinetti, speaking in Toronto on crime prevention in January 2011 caused outrage with his comment, "I've been told I'm not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." The response was a wave of 'Slutwalks', starting in Toronto on April 3rd, and then sweeping across America and Europe and to countries across the world, as hundreds of thousands of women, often dressed in the 'provocative' clothing that Sanguinetti sought to advise against, marched both in protest and in a move to celebrate their sexuality. The movement provoked controversy, not least of all within the women's movement itself, with some claims that the word 'slut' is too far gone and too mysogynistic to be reclaimed. Nevertheless, the women's movement seemed to be visible and on the march again.

To explore this and many other aspects of feminism and the position and role of women today, WoW is delighted to have some of the leading names involved in the women's debate today to try and answer whether the movement has really moved on.

For full event details and to find out more about the women involved in the discussion follow this link to Writing on the Wall.

Tickets are £6/£4 concessions and can be booked online or via Tel:0844 873 2888

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Avoid Legal Action & Get Organised with Business Club 'De-Stress Your Business'

Our next event with The Women’s Organisation Business Club invites you to ‘De-Stress Your Business’ while networking and making valuable business connections

Held on: Tuesday 22nd May 6pm-8.30pm

Held at: The Women's Organisation, 54 St James Street Liverpool L1 0AB

This interesting networking event for local women in business will help you to:

Get Organised

Build stress management techniques

Avoid legal issues

Featuring talks from:

Business Coach and Stress Management expert Denise Chilton who will be helping you find ways to weather business storms thinking about:

• Are we stressed or just very busy? What is the difference?

• Are you a wonder woman?

• Your Stress Footprint – A technique to help you recognise your own signs

• Getting back the balance – Tips for taking back control

Legal expert Victoria Othen of Expert Employment Solicitors will be stepping through the essentials to protect businesses from the stress of legal action including:

• Direct Marketing - data protection compliance

• Contractual know how – from partnership agreements to supply contracts

•Supply of Goods and Services – unanticipated problems

•Legal Advice - getting the help you need for the price you want

FREE to members of The Women's Organisation Business Club To join or book contact 0151 706 8111 or

Members can book online NOW with Eventbrite.

Create the Change Special Event 28th April

The Women's Organisation clients 'Create the Change' would like to invite you to a special event they are holding on Saturday 28th April.

So often we do not take time out to look at ourselves, to plan and effectively change our lives for the better. We may be so busy “doing” for others or at a loss as to where to start. Create the Change hope that this day is the start of an amazing journey for you.

The day will combine yoga and visual arts to start you on your journey of self-development.

On the day you will learn Yoga practice techniques that will help you look at things from a different perspective and help towards visualising the life that you want.

You will have the opportunity to explore simple techniques to help you create a personal journal that will help you to represent your dreams and goals.

Date: Saturday 28th April 2012

Time: 10am- 4pm

Place: Christ Church -The Parish Hall, Alexander Road, Waterloo, Sefton, L22 1RJ (Opposite The Police Station Waterloo)

Cost £60 (possible discount if you quote 'The Women's Organisation' when booking)

This day will help you to:-

• Identify areas for change

• Think about what stops you moving forward

• Set realistic goals for yourself

• Represent your dreams and goals creatively using creative journaling technique’s

• Make your personal journal a thing of beauty

• Learn yoga techniques to help you manage and maintain the change

• Have fun!

No previous yoga or art experience is necessary!

To reserve a place on the Create the Change Day on Saturday 28th April 2012 contact

Monday, April 23, 2012

Social Media Master Class with The Women's Organisation

The Women's Organisation are offering local business women a FREE 'Social Media Master Class'.

-Want to save money on your marketing?

-Want to learn how to maximise the potential to promote your businesses products and services to new and existing customers via social media?

-Would you like to learn how to integrate all your social media?


ON: Wednesday 2nd May 10am-1pm

AT: The Women’s Organisation 54 St James Street Liverpool L1 0AB

During this session you will:
• Improve Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google + for your business

• Learn how to save time and money on marketing by integrating your social media so that you can simply send your marketing messages once and its goes to all your social media platforms

• Learn how to boost sales by reaching new customers and engaging more with existing customers

Book your FREE place now via or through Eventbrite

The Women's Organisation Welcome the Giants

This weekend it was estimated half a million people flocked to Liverpool to witness the Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular. The amazing puppets -one thirty foot tall Little Girl Giant, her diver’s suit clad, 50 foot tall Uncle and the “little girl’s” black dog – travelled through the city telling a story in order to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking.

Local enterprise support agency The Women's Organisation were delighted to learn that the giants would be passing by their new Women's International Centre for Economic Development (WICED) at 54 St James Street. Pictured is the Uncle Giant making his way past the building.

A council spokesman told Liverpool Echo: “In terms of the economic impact, we always said we thought it would bring in about £10m to £12m, based on a quarter of a million visitors. With more people coming into the city, that will have increased and we expect it to be in excess of that.”

Ahead of the event, The Women's Organisation staff prepared a special giant size invitation for Little Girl Giant, inviting her to come and take advantage of the FREE services on offer to support local women to build confidence and pursue their dreams to run their own business.

Pictured are The Women's Organisation team Sabah Shams and Laura Anderson holding the huge letter ready for posting to the special guest. To find out more about the Giant Spectacular if you missed the excitement, visit And if you are a woman in the Merseyside area looking for support to start or grow your business idea then contact The Women's Organisation on 0151 706 8111 or

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

'Brand up Your Business' with Business Club

The Women's Organisation Business Club invites you to 'Brand up Your Business'
Join The Women’s Organisation for this FREE networking event

On: Wednesday 18th April 2012, 6pm-8.30pm

Held at: The Women’s Organisation
54 St James Street
L1 0AB

Our guest speaker Emma Callaghan of Bare Face Marketing will offer ideas on building a brand and ways to reinforce it through marketing and social media strategy.

As well as networking there will be opportunity for 3 minute business pitches at this event, and some information from Alliance Fund Managers.

This is a FREE event open to members of The Women’s Organisation Business Club.
If you are a woman running your own business in the North West of England and are not yet a member, contact us to find out how to join.


For more information or to book a FREE place contact 0151 706 8111 or

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stop Smoking at 54 St James Street with Fag Ends

The stop smoking charity, Fag Ends will be holding a free support drop in service at The Women's International Centre for Economic Development, 54 St James Street from Tuesday 17th April 2012. A representative from Fag Ends will attend each week to provide information and advice to those from the local community who wish to stop smoking. The drop in will be held in the cafe area of the building and will run each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:45am. No need to book, just pop in.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Networking Event for Crafty People Liverpool

This unique event held at Picturehouse Bar in FACT is a free craft networking event that looks to help crafters get themselves set up to sell their wares online. The event will be THIS EVENING Monday 2nd April from 6pm, and again on Monday 7th May and will focus on Folksy v's Etsy online selling outlets and will provide opportunity to pick the brains of experts.

For more info please email Kirsty on

Stockport's Business Challenge Fund

Stockport businesses and voluntary organisations are invited to take part in a new ‘Stockport Business Challenge Fund’ to help bring economic benefits to the borough.

The Fund is unusual as it’s allocated through a competitive bidding process, culminating in a voting event on 26th June when projects will be scored by members of the business community.

The fund - created by Stockport Council - is overseen by Stockport Economic Alliance which comprises the Council and major local employers including MAN Diesel and Turbo, adidas, BT, and Jacobs Engineering. The aim is to help local businesses, groups of businesses and voluntary organisations with funding for projects which show that they benefit the Stockport’s economy.
Bids will be accepted for revenue funding of between £2,000 and £25,000 and capital funding of between £5,000 and £30,000.

The main criteria are that the funded project should have a positive impact on the local economy, should show exceptional value for money, and should have a clear plan for delivering the project with specific outputs and outcomes.

Shortlisted businesses will have three minutes to make presentations to their peers in the business community who will then vote electronically for those bids which have the greatest economic impact, can be delivered, and will provide value for money.

Full details, application forms and guidelines are available on the Council website The deadline for all applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 8th May.

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