‘If Nobody Thinks You Can - Then You Have To’ - Black Country Women in Leadership

When: March 5 2020

Where: Dudley, United Kingdom


Celebrate International Women’s Day This Year with Black Country Women in Leadership.

Black Country Women in Leadership, an initiative launched last year by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate this year’s ‘International Women’s Day’ with an event next month to mark this year’s theme, Each for Equal.

Businesswomen, and men, from across the region are being invited to attend the free event which will offer an array of speakers, each one bringing something very different to the room.

The event, ‘If Nobody Thinks You Can - Then You Have To’, promises to be an engaging, thought provoking and real celebration of professional and inspirational women in the region and will kick off at 2pm on Thursday 5th March at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill with afternoon tea.

Speakers will include Sarah Cooper-Jones, regional director for corporate and commercial banking at NatWest, who was named Advocate of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards in 2019 and has been recognised for supporting females in senior levels whilst stamping out barriers to growth for women.

A real champion for the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance and the importance of flexible working to a ensure healthy and sustainable approach to life, Sarah has been commended for her advocacy addressing intersectionality of gender, social mobility and ethnicity and is now recognised as a role model for not only women, but also broader groups in the community.

Sarah will be joined by founder & CEO of Absolute Collagen, beauty entrepreneur Maxine Laceby, who after discovering a collagen supplement she formulated in her kitchen at the age of 50, is now on track for a £10 million turnover in just three years, making Absolute Collagen one of the UK’S fastest growing direct consumer brands.

They will be joined by black lawyer, Jade Linton, a senior associate at Thursfields Solicitors, who was recently chosen to appear in a national campaign, ‘Project Embrace’.

The campaign, featured across 800 billboards around the country, challenges misconceptions and promotes diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, a topic that Jade champions.

Each speaker will take the audience through their own journey, talking about their work, career, successes and passions.

Supported by BCRS Business Loans, NatWest, Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and Absolute Collagen, booking for the afternoon event is strongly advised.

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