International Women’s Day is a day of coming together to support your fellow women and this is exactly what we did at 54 St James Street! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended our event and got involved in celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 with us!
It’s always a busy time for us at The Women’s Organisation and this year was no exception – We were joined by over 80 women to celebrate the day and hear from our 4 Panelists (Jo Anderson, Jayne Smith, Councillor Liz Parsons and Michelle Charters) speaking at our International Women’s Day theme ‘Women are our sisters, not our competition’ which was all about the power and support that can be received from women in our lives and communities.
|Our Panelists with CEO of The Women’s Organisation Maggie O’Carroll and Event Chair Pamela Ball|
Joined by our event chair Pamela Ball, our panel shared their backgrounds, times in which they had faced challenges and how they dealt with them, but also some light-hearted inspiring stories about the numerous women that had supported them and continue to support them in their life before opening the discussion up to our 80 guests.
Many topics were discussed during the 2-hour event ranging from education, getting involved within the local community and information on where to seek help and support.During the event we also asked our guests how they would pledge to #PressforProgress which was IWD2018’s key theme and here are some of the responses…
We asked our guests how the event changed their perception of other women and in what way and some of the responses included “Get more involved in local politics”, “To actively seek out some young women who I can coach” and “It reminds me that there are women out there willing to help, to challenge systems, to share skills and to ultimately support each other to succeed”
We also received some great feedback from the women that attended our event:
“I feel empowered!”
“Fabulous inspiring women making up the panel”
“Look forward to connecting with The Women’s Organisation in the future”
“Brilliant day! Inspiring and empowering”
“Good day – inspiring and empowering”
We had such a great day celebrating International Women’s Day and happy that we could be in an environment full of inspirational women!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank LCVS Together for Liverpool for Good for funding our event, our panel and also the women who took their time to attend the day.
If you missed out on our International Women’s Day Business Club event we have more events for you to catch at 54 St James Street: