Celebrate 2019 International Women’s Day

This year, we are marking International Women’s Day with two events; one in Cumbria and one in Lancashire. Both events will bring together businesswomen to network, browse exhibitor stands and listen to business speakers. Join us for the morning or come for the full day and join us for a delicious lunch, goody bags and more!

The Origins of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an important date in the calendar for women’s rights. It originated in America after the Socialist Party held its first Women’s Day in New York, on 28 February 1909. Nowadays, this annual event is commemorated on 8 March across the world, although other IWD events are marked around this date.

2019 International Women’s Day Theme

Each year, a theme is chosen to highlight issues that women face and looks at ways to address ways to improve the rights of women. The theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need to talk about gender-imbalance. However, women face problems that are gender specific. Although a number of companies, organisations and governments acknowledge difficulties that affect women, there is a long way to go to ensure that women have the same rights as men.

2019 International Women’s Day – Cumbria

We are holding our first International Women’s Day in Cumbria on Wednesday 6 March at The Villa Levens, near Kendal. The event is sponsored by CostCo who are looking to make connections in Cumbria and the Lake Distict. The event will feature two business speakers. The first to be announced is Dr Cheryl Chapman, who travels the world as a motivational speaker. Author of the best-selling book Find Your Why : How To Be Frickin’ Awesome, Cheryl is on a mission to help 10 million people find their purpose in life.

Please note, exhibitor stands are fully booked. Morning and Full Day tickets are available.

2019 International Women’s Day – Lancashire

Each year, we hold International Women’s Day at the Ribby Hall, Wrea Green, near Kirkham in Lancashire. This year’s event will be held on Friday 8 March. The event is sponsored by Bowker BMW, Lancashire’s leading  car-dealer in Minis, BMW and Porche. The event will feature two business speakers; Codilia Gapare and Michelle Partington.

Codilia has created C-Lash, the first false eyelashes for chemo patients which will be launched in Boots across the UK in March. 

Michelle is the founder of Shelly’s Drinks. A range of delicious flavoured gins and rums which feature a splash of fun. She will be sharing her tips to get your product stocked by top supermarkets such as Booths.

Please note, availability for exhibitor stands is limited. Morning and Full Day tickets are available.