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Lincolnshire event to bring together 150 inspirational business women

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The countdown has begun to the second Women’s Enterprise Day, bringing together aspirational female professionals from across Lincolnshire.

Six speakers, nine expert-led workshops and lively networking sessions will feature in the programme for Women’s Enterprise Day on November 17 at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.

The day will also feature a “living library” offering delegates one-to-one advice, an Artisans’ Avenue for shopaholics and a lunch.

Organiser Community Lincs expects the Global Entrepreneurship Week event to attract up to 150 attendees. It follows last year’s inaugural business showcase and conference, which was so successful it won a prestigious award.

Heading this year’s guest list is keynote speaker Lincolnshire Co-op Chief Executive Officer, Ursula Lidbetter MBE.

Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative Ursula Lidbetter. Photo Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative Ursula Lidbetter. Photo Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Ursula, who also chairs Lincoln Business Improvement Group, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership meetings – and who is one of Lincolnshire’s Deputy Lord Lieutenants – will be sharing her thoughts about Earning Respect and Getting Success in the Commercial World.

Other speakers include behaviour management consultant Caroline Mentzel (helpucope ltd); therapeutic yoga and somatic movement teacher and therapist Liz Underwood (Pure Movement Yoga); leadership and confidence coach Jackie Booth; co-founder and an ambassador of Hill Holt Wood and also Bishop Grosseteste University coach Karen Lowthrop MBE and “accidental social entrepreneur” Mary Hollis from Green Synergy.

There will be a choice of nine different workshops led by inspirational women who are keen to boost attendees’ confidence and encourage them to reach for the stars.

Community Lincs Chief Executive Fiona White said: “Last year, we were overwhelmed by the support and interest shown in our first Women’s Enterprise Day. The feedback was amazing. Everyone had something positive to say. As a result, we were given the High Impact Host award by Global Entrepreneurship Week.

“Our second event aims to be even better and I am thrilled that we have secured another superb line-up of speakers and been able to organise a range of workshops, featuring speakers from all walks of life.”

All-inclusive tickets for Women’s Enterprise Day 2016 – which runs from 9am to 5pm, although women are welcome to stay longer and continue networking – cost £50 (plus booking fee).

“We can’t wait to welcome returning and new delegates, whether they are aspiring entrepreneurs, established business owners or working for someone else. With tickets already being snapped-up, we are urging anyone who hasn’t yet book to act now to avoid disappointment,” said Fiona.

More information about Women’s Enterprise Day and details of how to book can be found online here.