Women’s Enterprise Day 2021 with Wandsworth Council

When: March 8 2021

Where: London, United Kingdom


Join us on International Women’s Day, to celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and champion women in business, at Wandsworth Council’s 7th Women’s Enterprise Day.

Hear from our from our panellists and guest speakers as they share practical tips, the inspirations behind their business, and reveal how they’ve adapted during these challenging times. Learn about their triumphs and challenges; discover how to plan and keep focused on change and how to master your on screen presence.

Guest speakers: Safia Minney, CEO, People Tree and Viv Groskop, Comedian and radio and TV presenter.


10.00am: Pivoting for Success: Lessons learned in an unfolding crisis

Shining a light on some of the triumphs and setbacks of adapting their business during a pandemic , three female entrepreneurs discuss how they’ve pivoted their business during Covid-19. They’ll share the challenges, breakthroughs, along with what motivated them to keep going.

Chaired by Kate Bassett, freelance business writer and editor

10.40am: Guest speaker: Safia Minney, founder and CEO, People Tree

Why making purpose central to your business is now more important than ever before

With the climate, ecological and social crises, businesses are increasingly being asked by their customers, employees, and investors to do the right thing. Why are we being called to lead differently? How can we lean into this opportunity? How can we plan and keep focused on change?

Hear from leading social entrepreneur and pioneer of sustainable fashion, Safia Minney. The session will be followed by a break-out Q&A where you will have the opportunity to engage with Safia and fellow business owners.

11.35am: Break

2.00pm: Social Media Workshop: Managing your presence online

Social media is an essential piece of your business marketing strategy. Social platforms help you connect with your customers, increase awareness about your brand, and boost your sales. Find out how to manage your digital presence online via this interactive workshop.

3.05pm: Guest speaker: Viv Groskop, Comedian, author and radio and TV presenter.
How to own the Zoom

Whether we like it or not, the pandemic era has meant we’ve all had to learn to love video-conferencing. And yet so many of us are struggling with these new technologies, finding them frustrating and exhausting. So what does it mean to “own the Zoom”? How can you make sure you’re coming across how you want to?

No matter the name of the platform, mastering your presence on screen is a challenge. How can you come across brilliantly, connect with both colleagues and strangers and generally show up with confidence and authenticity?

In this interactive session, Viv Groskop will share top tips such as; how can you speak up and prevent yourself from being interrupted; how can you make sure others are being heard and how can you avoid screen fatigue.



Safia Minney MBE is an award-winning social entrepreneur and author. She is the founder of People Tree, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label and former Global CEO of 24 years. She is also a spokesperson and campaigner on Fair Trade and ethical fashion.

Viv Groskopis a writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter and is the host of the chart-topping podcast How to Own the Room. She has written for publications including The Guardian, Evening Standard, The Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Red magazine.

Kate Bassett is a freelance business writer and editor and former Head of Content at Management Today magazine. She has interviewed some of the country’s top business leaders and her work has appeared in the Telegraph, City Am and the Sunday Times.

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