As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, Freeths invited local female business leaders from over 50 businesses in the area to join them on 8th March 2019.
Hosted by KMF Precision Sheet Metal, who actively encourage young women into engineering through their award-winning in-house apprentice programme, the event celebrated successful women in STEM.
In addition to taking a factory tour, delegates had the opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Jenny Conlon. Jenny is a recognised ‘Driver of Cultural Change’ in the industry, and has played an integral role in promoting STEM subjects and encouraging school leavers to consider a career in engineering.
Jenny Conlon says, “I believe KMF leads the way in driving equality and making engineering appealing to young women particularly through our apprenticeship programme.”
Zalena Vandrewala, Senior Associate at Freeths added, “Our partnership with KMF is a great opportunity to come together to mark International Women’s Day with so many successful women from different backgrounds and industries”.
Freeths has a strong female representation in Stoke-on-Trent and as a firm actively support women in business al year round including hosting several events through their NEW: Networking Events for Women programme and sponsorship of the national Women of the Year Awards.