More than 100 women attended an event to mark International Women’s Day, to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The event, themed Be Bold For Change, took place at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green and was hosted by Blackpool-based Pink Link Ladies Networking.
Guest speaker Rachel Ray told fellow business-women how she became the successful founder of Bright and Beautiful in 2007, a housekeeping and cleaning service – and now has franchisees across the UK. Speaker Joanne Thompson talked about how she campaigned for the Government to change the law on first-aid training in children’s nurseries, after the devastating loss of her daughter who tragically chocked while eating mash at her nursery.
Recent statistics show women make up 51 per cent of population, but only 17 per cent of business owners are female.
Coral Horn managing director of Pink Link said: “There is still a long way to go to ensure each individual has a voice, but by holding successful events like this, our ladies can champion, inspire and connect with other like-minded women in business.”
The event also raised £375 for breast cancer care.