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International Womens Day #EachforEqual
Mon 9th March @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0Free
An equal world is an enabled world.
Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements and Staffordshire Chambers makes this a priority in all the work we do. Come along to our Each For Equal event and hear why and how we are doing this, and how you can support this important agenda.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.
Let’s all be #EachforEqual.
Hear from Sara Williams about her journey to become the CEO of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Sara will share some of the challenges and biases she faced and overcame to become one of the most influential people in Staffordshire.
Listen to two of the Chambers most inspiring success stories from Peggy Bareh and Polly Hargreaves.
Peggy credits the Chambers Boosting Women in Business programme for helping to turn her life around and now exudes confidence and self-belief. Peggy will share what she has learnt about being a woman in business, and the obstacles she has overcome.
Polly Hargreaves is leading on one of only four pilot projects nationally funded to encourage refugee entrepreneurship. Having fled from Uganda 34 years ago Polly has faced many challenges to establish a successful career in the UK. Through the Positive Pathways Project, Polly shares her story with aspiring refugee entrepreneurs, helping them to improve their situations and challenge stereotypes and bias on a local and national level.
Christine Gilbert of Plum Happy will end the event with an interactive workshop designed to encourage confident and courageous networking.
The Chamber has published a checklist to help businesses who are worried about the potential spread of the Coronavirus. This ranges from safety measures to reviewing key policies, procedures and suppliers. The checklist can be accessed here. The Chamber also runs an extensive events programme for member businesses. Chief executive Sara Williams said that while the Chamber will be monitoring developments closely, there are no immediate plans to cancel any events. He said: “The outbreak of the Coronavirus is, of course, very concerning given its potential to spread at a very fast rate. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and are taking steps to safeguard our employees, customers, visitors and event delegates. We will carry on delivering our events programme as planned, unless circumstance beyond our control – such as official Government advise or the closure of a venue – prevent this. Should this stance change, we will issue communications as soon as possible to inform our customers and delegates.”
For more information on the Coronavirus and to read more about precautions the Chamber is taking, click here.