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Women in Self-Employment

10/26/2009 11:54:12

Women who want to be their own boss are invited to learn more about business in a one off event on campus this week.

Wednesday 28th October will see LUSU Enterprise Unit Create hold an event called ‘Enterprise in Heels’ for women considering self-employment.

The event, which runs from 3pm to 6pm in IAS room 2 (opposite Bowland North), will include talks and workshops from extremely successful female entrepreneurs and business women. These include:

• A key note speech by Jane Kenyon, a serial entrepreneur of the ‘Well Heeled Divas’ - a brand inspiring and empowering 1 million women to step up to entrepreneurship, leadership and wealth contribution.

• An assertiveness and confidence workshop with Sarah Perris and Merryn Myatt of Perris-Myatt - a company specializing in communications for big organizations.

• A business planning and finances workshop with Joyce Tombs and Rachel Marsdin of Moore & Smalley - Lancashire and Cumbria based Chartered accountants and business advisors.

• Q&A panel and networking opportunities. There will be plenty of successful women at the event willing to answer any questions about starting a business.

Enterprise in Heels is open to all women, both students and professionals. However, places are limited and need to be booked. To book your place on this event go to:

Create aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality and have had several successful applicants. Most recently, Faye Hewitson who was captain of Lancaster University Cheerleading team set up the Cheerleading club ‘The Bay Stormers’ after realizing there was a gap in the market in the Lancaster area. Additionally, Mark Lochrie, a Phd student at Lancaster set up the company ‘CM DESIGNX’. The business provides web support and solutions to businesses in the area.