International Women’s Day - Celebrating Women in Business

, 13.00 - 14.30 FREE
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In honour of International Women’s Day, we are holding an event to celebrate and recognise women in business.

Join a panel with some of our current delivery partners and colleagues, as they share their experiences and advice on navigating the world of business. The purpose of this event is to give women a platform to share their stories in an effort to educate and empower you on your entrepreneurial journey.

We will be hosting a Q&A towards the end of the event where you will get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 


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Melissa Addey

Melissa Addey writes historical fiction, has self-published 15 books and runs workshops on writing and self-publishing. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, won the 2019 Novel London award and her books have been selected for Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society as well as featured by BBC Radio and the Evening Standard. She was the 2016 Leverhulme Trust Writer in Residence at the British Library and now runs monthly workshops there.

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Kay Kukoyi

Kay Kukoyi CSM FITOL is a software delivery specialist, global tech startup mentor, author and speaker. She has written 5 books for entrepreneurs and SMEs, and has been recognised on the #IB100, the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards list of the 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in the UK Technology Sector.

Kay is the CEO and Founder of Purposeful Group, an international community and centre for learning focused on entrepreneurship, technology and digital skills training. The company supports and empowers career starters, builders and digital upskillers, and supports entrepreneurs around the world through its bestselling books, professional mentoring, and specialist workshops and programmes.

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Alison Lewy

Alison Lewy, a fashion industry expert, speaker, author and Fashion Angel Founder. Alison has extensive experience having run her brand for over 15 years, being a consultant for numerous luxury brands such as Preen and Matthew Williamson, before she went on to be Commercial Director for the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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Seema Rampersad

Seema has a long career in the library and information field. She has used collaborative technologies for over 20 years and is currently the Senior Researcher and Service Manager at the Business & IP Centre at the British Library. Seema has worked with a diverse range of businesses from all sectors, especially helping those who are at a start-up and growth levels.

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Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders is an experienced business owner and trainer. Her company and team at Your People Partners focus on helping small businesses thrive with innovative, time and cost-effective hiring and HR strategies. Helen has developed an easy hiring process specifically for business.

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Anis Qizilbash

Success coach and international mindfulness keynote speaker, Anis Qizilbash helps leaders, teams and entrepreneurs transform the way they think, feel and behave in response to the challenges they face in work and life, to improve everyday performance. As founder of Mindful Sales Training, she runs the BIPC’s sales workshops helping start-ups confidently sell without being ‘salesy’.

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Sam Lane

After 20+ years’ experience working in Marketing Communications for a number of companies including Microsoft, Sam left corporate life without a plan in 2010 and began her portfolio career freelancing as a marketing consultant, project manager and photographer, then set up a limited company in 2013.

As well as managing a network of freelancers across the UK, Sam is also a professional photographer counting St Pancras, Network Rail and British Library as Clients. As a BIPC delivery partner she runs monthly Smartphone Photography workshops.

About the BIPC

Don’t forget we have over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor amongst others, company data for over 144 million UK and global companies, over 60 million patents and more. With a Reader Pass you can access all of these resources for free before or after your workshop (or in the break if you can’t keep away!) and get your business ahead of the competition.


Name: International Women’s Day - Celebrating Women in Business
Where: Online
When: , 13.00 - 14.30
Price: Admission: Free entry
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