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More than 100 women attend Women’s Enterprise Conference near Grantham

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More than 100 women attended this year’s Women’s Enterprise Conference near Grantham.

The event on Thursday, November 18 aimed to enhance the women’s knowledge, boost their confidence and help them make new contacts.

Organiser, Community Lincs Chief Executive Fiona White, welcomed both returning delegates and first-timers.

Delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Week event at the Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham were encouraged to make the most of the day, which featured six speakers, nine workshops, a “living library” of experts, trade stands, networking and lunch.

Keynote speaker Lincolnshire Co-op Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter, kicked-off the day by sharing her career journey and spoke about earning respect and getting success in the commercial world.

Guest speakers included:

  • 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 Bishop Grosseteste University coach Karen Lowthrop MBE
  • “Accidental social entrepreneur” Mary Hollis from Green Synergy

Leaders for the workshop sessions included:

  • Transformational coach Sanjaya Pandit
  • Businesswoman and author of The Big Shift Michele Walsh
  • The University of Lincoln’s School of English and Journalism Deputy Head Deborah Wilson David

Michele Walsh shared seven secrets with aspirational business women and told how a change of mindset can take you from struggle to success.

And Deborah Wilson David shared insights from the media world, encouraging delegates to make the most of the opportunities offered by the press, by building good relationships with journalists.

Delegate Jacqueline Seymour said: “The enterprise day was absolutely brilliant and very useful for me.”

Community Lincs Chief Executive Fiona White added: “We were really pleased to have attracted more delegates to this year’s event”