A group of Lichfield businesses are to unite to help women thrive in the UK and abroad.
A networking event on Tuesday (March 8) will see women in the city urged to network while also supporting a charity to set up a creative co-operative in India.
Organised by local not for profit group Three Wise Women CIC, the ‘fizz and fundraising’ event will mark International Women’s Day and feature inspirational local women talking about their experiences.
One of the organisers, Joyce Bullock of Joyce Bullock Garden Design and Landscaping said the event was all about “empowering women from all backgrounds to reach their true potential”.
She added: “This event will not only help to showcase the inspirational and talented women we have here in this region, but also help to support a group of women overseas to set up their own co-operative.
“It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and share expertise while making a real difference to people’s lives through supporting small business start-ups – the heart of any community.”
The event on Tuesday at 7.30pm at The Jackdaw Rooms, Curborough Countryside Centre, in Watery Lane, is part of the first of a series of events for Three Wise Women CIC this year.
One of the group’s other founders, Julie White, will be in India to help women as part of the Pankh Foundation set up their own artisan producers group.
She said: “When the opportunity arose to help the Pankh Foundation it seemed a fitting way for Three Wise Women CIC to mark International Women’s Day.
“It means we will not only be empowering local women to help their business thrive but bringing a truly international dimension to the day as well.”
There will be a series of talks by local businesswomen at the event in Lichfield.
Gail Abbey of soSpa Fitness will be talking about her experience mentoring a young girl in Pakistan through the Cherie Blair Foundation and how she has grown her business to provide fitness holidays as well as personal training. Owner of the recently refurbished Jackdaw Rooms – Lucy Hemmings-Grove – will also be talking about her experience supporting crafters in the city.