International Women's Day!

Published: 15 Mar 2017

This International Women's Day we celebrated female entrepreneurship and inspiring leaders through empowering conversations, panel discussions and a serving of coffee.

We were delighted to hold our International Women's Day TOAST event for the second year running profiling female entrepreneurs. This year's theme was #BeBoldForChange and our Panel of inspirational speakers shared their stories of a moment they made a bold move - from moving to a new country to quitting a full time job to start a social enterprise. Our speakers came from a variety of back-grounds with their own unique experiences:

  • Sam Francis, Beyond Business 2016 winner and founder of a Find A Balance
  • Katie Slee, Beyond Business 2015 winner and co-founder of Settle
  • Thea Potgieter, Head of Projects and Business Architecture Teams at Investec
  • Carly aka Project HB, blogger, feminist, founder of the Women's March Bristol and body positivity activist

As well as inspiring speakers we enjoyed a breakfast with a difference served up by DayOld (2015 Beyond Business winners).

You can see photographs from the event on our Facebook page here. We have also loved seeing everyone's photos and thoughts on twitter - you can follow the conversation using #BBBCToast or visiting @Bromley_by_bow.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our speakers (Sam Francis, Katie Slee, Thea Potgieter and Carly), DayOld for our delicious breakfast and Football Beyond Borders for their photography. We would also like to extend a special thanks to Investec for their continued support of the Beyond Business programme.