Citizens Advice South Hams are celebrating International Women’s Day at the launch of the first Westcountry Wonderwomen Workshop at Kingsbridge Community College on Wednesday 8th March.
The workshop aims to highlight the diverse range of female talent and expertise who live, work or are from the area, providing female students with an exclusive opportunity to gain insights from local leading ladies, spanning a wide range of sectors and at various levels and stages in their career paths.
With an overwhelming response from guest speakers invited to the event, the workshop is being hosted exclusively for KCC and Dartmouth Academy students from Year 10 upwards, with 11 guest speakers.
Speakers include award winning illustrator and artist, Laura Wall, founder and co-organiser of Women Can, Jo Earlam, Barbara King, managing director of The Shops at Dartington, theatre and screen actress, Victoria Lucie, founder and director of RAW PR and Marketing, Hayley Reynolds, measurement engineer at Rolls Royce PLC, Tory Brown, and many more.
Other speakers set to be at the event include Owner of Red & White Sails Marketing and Devon Foodie Godmother, Lulu Greenhalgh-Jones; Marks and Spencer store manager of Dartmouth, 25-year-old Holly Webb; research assistant at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Anna White and TED Talks youngest ever speaker Amy O’Toole.
The free to attend workshop has been spearheaded by Lorien Joyce and Katie White, both teachers at Kingsbridge Community College.
‘With so many amazing women working within the area, we really wanted to showcase to our female students this International Women’s Day that success takes many forms, recognising the huge range of diverse industries there are to choose from.’ explained Lorien.
‘There is something very powerful about collectively coming together and sharing knowledge and experiences, which can have so much impact simply by providing new perspectives and a greater awareness of life beyond the school gates.
‘Launching as a pilot event, we are hopeful that this will develop into a wider platform of mentoring programmes and build on links with professional networks in the South West, helping to inspire the Westcountry Wonderwomen of the future.’
International Women’s Day will see a whole host of events take place across the UK and was seen as the perfect time to kick-start Westcountry Wonderwomen and champion the wealth of inspiring ladies living and working within the South West.
To register interest in supporting Westcountry Wonderwomen Workshops, please contact the team at Kingsbridge Community College on 01548 852641.
Taken from: http://www.southhams-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108842&headline=International%20Women%27s%20Day%20to%20be%20celebrated%20at%20Kingsbridge%20Community%20College§ionIs=news&searchyear=2017.