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News from our partners: International Women’s Day business event on 8 March

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News from our partners Shropshire Growth Hub

Local businesswoman Hollie Whittles has once again joined forces with the Shropshire Growth Hub and the Federation of Small Businesses to bring yet another fabulous line-up of special guests to the county.

An event to celebrate International Women’s Day is on Friday 8 March 2024, kindly hosted by the team at High Grosvenor House in Claverley, near Bridgnorth.

Running from 11.45am until 2.30pm, the day will bring together incredible speakers who will share their stories, insights and expertise over lunch and networking.

Guest speakers will include Dr Roni Savage and Eli Wilkinson MBE.

Dr Roni Savage, CEO & Founder of Jomas Associates, was named most influential woman in construction, and is an Honorary Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Geologist and SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition).

Multi-award winner, and mum of three boys, Roni is a passionate diversity champion, speaking internationally on matters relating to diversity in business, engineering and construction. Roni is policy chair for construction for the federation of small businesses, with an advisory role to the Government, and vice chair of YMCA SPG, a charity committed to empowering young people.

Dr Roni Savage, International Woman’s Day speaker

Dr Roni Savage, International Woman’s Day speaker

Eli Wilkinson MBE, founder of the Dyslexia Awards,  has dedicated 24 years of her working career to raising greater understanding and awareness of dyslexia, in her home county of Shropshire and across the Midlands and wider UK.

She is a multi-award winner for her work as a dyslexia ambassador. Her vision has always been to make a positive difference to people’s lives, to educate, raise awareness and alter the public’s perception of dyslexics and dyslexia and her training has and continues to support a wide range of clients and organisations that share in this same vision.

Hollie Whittles said:-

“This is the sixth year running that we’ve organised an event to celebration Shropshire’s businesswomen and the feedback we get is always phenomenal.”

Emma Chapman, manager of the Shropshire Growth Hub, said:-

“International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and celebrate the achievements of local businesses whilst also enjoying the chance to network in a beautiful setting.”

Michael Goodall, from the Federation of Small Businesses, added:-

“The theme for 2024 is #InspireInclusion, and the aim of the campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women. FSB research has shown that women-owned and women-led businesses contribute more than £220bn GVA to the nation’s economy and support almost a quarter of all UK employment. This event highlights the achievements and aspirations of female entrepreneurs and is not to be missed!”

Full information and tickets details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-2024-celebrating-shropshire-women-in-business-tickets-764504322007