Monday, February 20, 2017

Join The Women’s Organisation for International Women’s Day 2017!

The   Women’s Organisation invites you to celebrate…International Women’s Day 2017 – ‘Be Bold for Change’

Wednesday March 8th 2017 – 6pm-8:30pm – At The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB

'International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The days also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. 

'The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist or to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights", says world renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. 

Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration,reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continues to grow from strength to strength.'

Every year we celebrate this important day in women’s history and this year is no exception! Our celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever before! The Women’s Organisation and event sponsors; University of Liverpool Management School will be hosting this celebration of talented, diverse and pioneering women, discussing how they have made changes in their lives, and how we can make changes for the better, in our own lives. As well as this we will be discussing how we as women are contributing to massive changes and shifts in society today.

On our panel of pioneering women, we will be joined by…

Pamela Ball who will be chairing the discussion.

Pamela Ball is the Co-Founder of the Women’s Equality Party Liverpool and has extensive management experience across a range of sectors. Pamela is passionate about leadership as a key ethical tool and is on a mission to create cross sector leadership models that ensure social value organisations lead on the promotion, development and support of ethical and meaningful business and partnership practices. Pamela is a close friend of The Women’s Organisation and this will be her second year celebrating International Women’s Day with us and helping to chair and host what is going to be an exciting discussion with the rest of our panel guests!

We will also be joined by Helen Lord; Founder of Used Kitchen Exchange.

Helen started Used Kitchen Exchange with nothing more than a laptop, a phone and a car. She set out with one goal; to change the face of an established industry and prove that she could make a ‘do-good’ business with very strong environmental and social ethics into a successful, profitable company. Used Kitchen Exchange is an innovative business that promotes the profitable recycling of used kitchens, offering a complete re-sale service, returning the majority of the profit to the seller. As well as providing affordable, quality pre-owned kitchens to ethically minded, cost conscious families and buyers, Used Kitchen Exchange gives a commercially efficient environmental solution for used kitchens, preventing high volumes of MDF going into landfill.

And…Irene Afful, Founder of Ametrine Enterprise Solutions.

Irene has over 30 years’ experience of working in public sector organisations, including 25 years with the Police Service. She has worked on a national platform, advancing the leadership, equality and diversity agenda and has amassed a wealth of experience, qualifications and skulls along the way! Prior to starting her business; Ametrine Enterprise Solutions, Irene was a Detective Inspector for Merseyside Police and was the first black, female Inspector in the history of this organisation. Ametrine Enterprise Solutions aims to advise on diversity strategies and addressing the underrepresentation of minority groups at all levels of organisations.

And lastly, we are delighted to be welcoming, Rebecca Jones; Co-Founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks.

Liverpool Girl Geeks are on a mission to close the gender gap within the tech sector by creating positive interventions such as events, courses and workshops to inspire women and girls of all ages, as well as celebrating and showcasing role models within the tech sector. Liverpool Girl Geeks are currently taking the tech sector by storm and have partnered up with some incredible companies, the likes of PlayStation, BAFTA and digital giant; Shop Direct.

                                                   TICKETS HERE!

With a lineup like that, we just know that #IWD2017 is going to be something special!

So, if you want to hear from this panel of incredible, pioneering women who have made waves in all different sectors and been bold to make change – then you need to join us on March 8th!

All tickets for this event are £5 and you can get them over on Eventbrite!

Thank you to our our event sponsors; University of Liverpool Management School 

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