International Women's Day 2019

27 Feb 2019

As part of International Women’s Day 2019, Stevenage Borough Council in partnership with the Women in Business Network (WIBN) and the Federation of Small Businesses are hosting an event at The Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

You will from hear from a number of inspirational women from business, industry and leadership. There will be opportunities for networking and a superb two-course lunch.

International Women’s Day is a global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter, with the aim to make a better world and will run all year providing a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action. Therefore, make International Women’s Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women everywhere.

The event will include Charlotte Gatward from one of Hertfordshire’s oldest family run jewellers speaking on the challenges that have faced her professional career and how she overcame them. As well as, Dr Klara Valko, DSc, FRSC who has a business based at the Business Technology Centre in Stevenage, on how she was inspired to run her own business after over 20 years of service at GSK. Dr Valko will demonstrate how she brought science to develop anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle properties products to an ever growing market.

The event’s finale with come from Award Winning Coach, Jenny Garratt who will use her many years of experience in coaching and leadership development to host an interactive session to inspire attendees on how they can identify their uniqueness and increase confidence, by promoting their successes and achievements.


12.00-12.15 Registration and Informal Networking

12.15-12.45 Charlotte Gatward (8th Generation) 250 year oldest family run jewellery business

12.45 - 1.15 Dr Klara Valko, DSc, FRSC - The Science Behind Cosmetics

1.15-1.45 Lunch (2 course meal)

1.45-2.15 Jenny Garratt #IamRemarkable

2.15-2.30 Informal networking

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