York’s businesses are being invited to celebrate the achievements of women in business at an event aimed at supporting female entrepreneurship in the city.
This Empowering and Inspiring Women in Business in York event, run in partnership with NatWest, will build on a successful series that has taken place over the past three years.
The event takes place on Tuesday 5th March at the Priory Street Centre during the week of International Women’s Day, which this year is focused on the theme of ‘Inspiring Inclusion’. The theme urges individuals, communities, businesses and organisations to forge a more inclusive, tolerant world, and promotes belonging, relevance and empowerment for women and girls everywhere.
Keynote speaker Louise Toal will reflect on this theme in her talk, ‘If the shoe fits’, which will explore her journey as a female leader in the male-dominated world of tech.
Louise will share lessons from her own career, having risen in just five years from Project Mananger at award-winning app agency The Distance to become its MD.
Cllr Claire Douglas, Leader of City of York Council, said: “Our Council Plan for the next four years is committed to building a fair and inclusive economy that works for everyone – and part of achieving this is by supporting York’s amazing female-led businesses to succeed.
“Having run my own company, I understand many of the barriers that women face when breaking into the world of business, and I know events like this provide vital opportunities to access networks and support.
“This promises to be a really inspiring and impactful event, and I’d encourage both women and men in York’s business community to come along, whether they’re already leading an established business or thinking of starting one.”