Women@Work was founded and is organised by April Chamberlain, Managing Partner of AWB Charlesworth Solicitors, and Liz Smith, Ambassador for Women in Business at NatWest bank.
We run networking events run on a quarterly basis and these include a buffet dinner and refreshments, a presentation from an inspirational speakers and plenty of opportunity to network with others from a variety of professional backgrounds and industries.
Our next event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 17th July 2014 at the Coniston Hotel and we are expecting a turnout of 40-50 guests based on our previous events. The theme of the evening is ‘Creating Business’ and is intended to provide you with some key tips and advice .
Our speakers will be Rhian Kempadoo Millar and Tina Boden
The Schedule for the Evening
6pm: Registration and informal networking
6.30pm – 6.35pm: Welcome and introduction by
April Chamberlain, AWB Charlesworth Solicitors
6.35pm – 7.10pm: Presentation from guest speakers Rhian Kempadoo Millar and Tina Boden
7.10pm – 7.20pm: Opportunity for question and answer session
7.20pm: Summary and appreciation by Liz Smith, Natwest Bank
7.20pm – 8pm: Informal networking
Furthermore, please could you let me know if you are happy to have your details added to the delegate list we provide to all attendees on the evening. I can also add these details to our women@work database to ensure you receive an invitation to any of our future events.
These include: your name, company, position in company, preferred tel & email, company website
Please also note:
We will require a small fee of £10pp which we ask guests to send prior to the event. Places will be filled on a first come first served basis.
We would appreciate if payment could be made by cheque, payable to AWB Charlesworth LLP and sent to our Skipton Office: 23 Otley Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DY.
Women@Work is a non-profit organisation.
Phone 01756 692 885 or email if you would like to attend the meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
More about our speakers.
Rhian Kempadoo Millar owns and runs the successful luxury brand Kempadoo Millar selling bespoke flat cap hats that celebrate all things Yorkshire. The talented Leeds based entrepreneur burst on to the scene in 2010, injecting ‘Yorkshire cool back in to the flat cap’ and reviving Britain’s love for the traditionally tweed bonnets – which can be traced back to the 14th century!
Reflecting Rhian’s raw ingenuity and her dedication to the Yorkshire brand she went on to win the Innovative Millinery award that very same year and continues to push her business from strength to strength. Her designs have been spotted on the likes of celebrities including Rizzle Kicks and the talented Lianne Le Havas and she has recently been selected to feature in Stockport Hatworks Museums ‘Making Headway’ 2014 project.
Rhian is also a strong advocate of ethical fashion and aims to support and promote local Yorkshire industry – values that are reflected in the Kempadoo Millar product range with collections such as ‘Trinidales-Sweet & Dandy’ and ‘Native New Yorkshire’ which honour authentic Yorkshire tweeds. Setting out to bring a bit of colour back in to Yorkshire manufacture, all of Rhian’s designs are made using ethically and locally sourced materials, manufacture… and people!
Rhian will therefore be joining us at our 7th event to explain why building a business is about more than just the glossy end product!
Self-confessed ‘unemployable’ Tina Boden is a 3rd generation self-employed Micro Business Specialist.
Having decided not to attend University, Tina quickly realised that being her own boss was in her blood and by
the tender age of 21 she had set up and was running her own business! Nearly 25 years later, with a number of
business success and failures behind her, Tina is still running micro businesses and will be joining us at our next
event to offer her tips for success!
Having worked with Rhian to help nurture and grow the Kempadoo Millar brand, Tina will also discuss the
importance of a good mentor and how, with the right support, ambition and creativity can be turned into a viable business.