This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we will be holding a week of events to support and promote female entrepreneurship. 

Be inspired by successful strong female leaders, improve your business with must-do masterclasses and build your network with women who mean business.


This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is particularly apt! You’re definitely being challenged in all aspects of your life. 

A challenged world is an alert world.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. 

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.


Pink Link and Boost Lancashire Resilience Masterclasses for women in business FOUR PILLARS OF SUCCESS with Alison Edgar MBE IWD

Four Pillars of Successful Sales Part 1 (Book All 3)

Tuesday 9 March, 10am to 12 noon

For women in business in Lancashire only

Award-winning Alison Edgar MBE, best selling author of Secrets of Successful Sales and also known as “The Entrepreneur’s Godmother” 

Session 1 – Building Strong Relationships 

  • Behaviours: Get to Know Yourself, Your Colleagues, and Your Customers:
    Alison will be teaching how to treat people the way that they want to be treated to build better relationships to make those imperative sales using DISC behaviour types.


Pink-Link-Ladies-Business-Networking-ITV Confidence on Camera with Elaine Willcox

ITV Confidence on Camera

Tuesday 9 March, 12 noon to 2pm

Open to all women in business

In this fantastic masterclass, BAFTA & RTS triple award winner Elaine Willcox, Deputy Editor & Lead Correspondent and Presenter at ITV Granada will be sharing practical tips to help get women in business get their message across and taking the fear out of TV Interviews. There will be a behind the scenes look at the ITV studio with tips from their award winning team and you will find out what makes a story and how to keep in touch. Discover how to become an expert voice for your industry and be the go to person for comments and interviews.

Pink-Link-Ladies-Business-Networking-Shes Bossing It with Rebecca McCann of Sleep.London and Elissa Corrigan of Elle Sera

She’s Bossing It with Rebecca McCann and Elissa Corrigan

Tuesday 9 March, 2pm to 3pm

Open to all women in business

Join us for an inspirational conversation with two dynamic young women who set up successful businesses during the pandemic.

Young entrepreneur, Rebecca McCann had already created Pro Blo – a best selling global brand with a huge organic cult following on social media. Lockdown brought a new project, that quickly developed into SLEEP London. Following a similar strategy to grow the brand globally, Rebecca firmly believes in her mantra Say Yes And Make It Happen!

When covid struck, celebrity health guru and journalist, Elissa Corrigan, found her business at a standstill. However, this lit the fuse to the creation of a supplement which promises to bring a sparkle to women’s lives. Elle Sera improves libido, mood and boosts energy and is creating a wave of excitement in the media. Sales have rocketed and investors are fighting for the chance to get involved.


Video Like A TV Pro

Wednesday 10 March, 10 am to 12.30 pm

For women in business in Lancashire only

In this 2.5 hour masterclass by Susanna Boccaccio of award-winning content creators, TV and Video production company, Brilliant Trees Media, you will learn how to get started in the world of video.


Pink-Link-Ladies-Business-Networking-Shes Bossing It with Maxine Laceby of Absolute Collagen


Thursday 11 March, 2 – 3 pm

Join us for a conversation with award winning inspirational female entrepreneur, Maxine Laceby, Founder and CEO of Absolute Collagen.

Full time mum to two daughters for 25 years, Maxine didn’t let her lack of business experience stop her from starting her business in her kitchen in 2017 to creating a multi-million-pound business in just a few years, Maxine will be sharing her journey of how she created an exceptional brand which is loved by thousands of Absoluter followers around the world.

“Everything I learned from being a woman and a mother, I apply to the boardroom” 

Pink Link and Cumbria LEP Resilience Masterclass for women in business Master SEO like a pro with Code Galaxy

Support is delivered by Pink Link in partnership with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. It is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


Friday 12 March, 10am to 12 noon

For women in business in Cumbria only. 

In this 2 hour power session by Mary Speakman of Code Galaxy, you will discover a host of tips and tools to help you create a strong foundation for your website. Including: 

  • Understanding how search engines operate and the factors that can improve your ranking and visibility
  • Improving your SEO (incl factors that affect Google ranking) and how search engines determine the value of your site, Links and link building (off site SEO) and onsite SEO. Local SEO
  • Page optimisation & landing pages (engine friendly design and development). Keywords & keyword research. Search engine tools
  • Analytics and reports – measuring and tracking success