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2nd Jul, 2022

Senior female business leader aims to inspire on International Women's Day

A SENIOR female business figure aims to inspire fellow and aspiring businesswomen in Warwickshire on International Women’s Day.

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the president of the British Chambers of Commerce, will launch a new initiative in Coventry and Warwickshire, giving businesswomen the support they need to help achieve their goals.

She will be the guest of honour at the launch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s 21in21 Women in Business Mentoring Programme, on Monday (March 8).

The online event will see aspiring businesswomen paired with successful business leaders in the region to begin a year-long programme of mentoring and support.

The new initiative builds on the chamber’s successful Women in Business network which has provided networking opportunities and inspirational role models for businesswomen across the region over many years.

support including advice, guidance and inspiration to help drive forward with their ambitions, either within an existing business or with their own venture.

Chamber operations manager Keely Hancox will host the online event on March 8 and aims to get Baroness McGregor-Smith’s thoughts on the programme.

She said: “Ever since we announced 21in21, we’ve had really good interest so it’s been difficult to decide which mentees to bring forward on the programme as the applications were all so good.

“We are very excited to launch this initiative on International Women’s Day and to have Baroness McGregor-Smith as our guest of honour who will help offer inspiration to everyone who attends.”

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