Stand out event for first Women in Business Expo 2019

Opening the Women in Business Expo

A stand out first year for Women in Business Expo saw over 4,000 attendees descend on Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre for the inaugural event on 16-17 October 2019.

Attendees at the two day event had exclusive access to over 120 exhibitors and over 60 exclusive seminar sessions, including incredible keynotes from Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE, who shared her business experience of rising to the top inside the male-dominated football industry, and Lady Michelle Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE, who gave attendees an inside look at her entrepreneurial journey from rock bottom to the knockout success of Ultimo Brands International.

Karren Brady speaking at the Women in Business Expo

Speaking about the event, Christie Day, Group Event Director for Women in Business EXPO said, “In a time when the gender pay gap is widening and women are still hugely outnumbered in the boardroom, it’s never been more important to be empowering women in their careers.”

“It’s something we feel passionately about which is why we launched Women in Business Expo.”

“We wanted to provide women with a space to learn, network and share experiences.”

“It was incredible to see so many amazing women coming together in Farnborough for the first event and feedback from those who attended has been overwhelmingly positive.”

“We can’t thank our exhibitors and speakers enough for making this a stand-out start for Women in Business Expo.”

Attendees at the Women in Business Expo

Other popular seminars at Women in Business Expo 2019 included sessions from supermodel turned business mogul Caprice Bourret, who shared her top tips for building a business and overcoming adversity on the road to success; Cynthia V Davis from BAME Recruitment, who delivered a passionate seminar on challenging the status quo with diversity and the role women play within this; Penny Power OBE, who encouraged attendees to accept their fears, vulnerabilities and dreams; Author and reality star Lara Asprey, shared her top tips on overcoming self-limiting beliefs; and Vanessa Vallely OBE from WeAreTheCity, provided a thought provoking session on the power of building a personal profile.

Women in Business Expo will return in the new year at Manchester Central from 31 June-1 July 2020 and at Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre from 14-15 October 2020. Both events are free to attend and will feature talks from some of the world’s most inspirational business women.

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