With the centenary of women getting the vote and the debate about equality of pay and the sex scandals rocking Hollywood, women’s issues are currently in sharp focus.
Recognising those women who are having a positive influence on our future generations and making their mark in business and the work place will be the focus of an event organised to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.
It comes from North West network group, Pink Link Ladies, based in Blackpool.
The event to be held at Ribby Hall Holiday Village, at Wrea Green will bring business women from across the region to connect and be inspired by two leading business women with fascinating business stories.
The host for the day is Rebecca Jayne founder of The Lady Detective Agency and best selling author.Rebecca Jane a regular guest on This Morning and Loose Women as well as a stint in the Big Brother House will introduce and interview the guest speakers.
Jayne Hynes from Kiddyum, will tell her story from how working as a surveyor she spotted a gap in the market for healthy, nutritious, frozen food for toddlers.
She won a competition called “Pitch up with Sainsburys” where the supermarket was looking for a start up business to mentor and bring to the shelves. Jayne will talk about her journey and how she manages to juggle family life and business.
Guests will also hear from Melanie Doyle, MelVic Make Up Academy. Melanie, now a director and teacher of her own beauty and makeup training academy, has also worked on TV dramas such as Downton Abbey. Coral Horn, managing director of Pink Link, said: “International Women’s Day is an important day on our annual calendar.
“The event brings together so many women who have such a great diversity in backgrounds and businesses, but they all have experienced challenges whilst running their own business or working within professional industries.
"Women tell us that they feel inspired, uplifted and do business when attending this event and we always enjoy hearing about the positive outcomes.”
The event features a three course lunch, exhibition stands and a raffle in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
For more details visit www.pinklinkladies.co.uk