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Business Networking Club launch event at Coed-Y-Mwstwr in Bridgend…

Successful Global Business Woman Network, I Am Woman, launched their Bridgend business woman’s networking club on Thursday March 7th 2019 at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The Bridgend club is launched in Partnership with the Bridgend Business Forum.

This is what happened during the business club event.

6.00pm Cocktail & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Networking Reception –

The guest enjoyed rubbing toes, networking and making new business connections.

The ladies attending were invited to wear the shoes that define them!

7.00pm Welcome and Talk by Joy Ogeh Hutfield – Are you ready?

International and multi-award-winning transformational coach, with over 20 years’ experience, Joy’s passion lies in recognising potential in individuals, helping them to turn big ideas into possibilities. The talk was about empowering the business leaders, to lead with clarity, purpose and a sense of fulfilment.

7.10pm  Opening Welcome and talk by I AM Woman leader, Cheryl Bass & Top Female Entrepreneur, Lisa Marie Brown.

Cheryl is an Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur who has worked with world leaders and world ranking entrepreneurs, alongside helping women to start and grow highly profitable businesses in search of time and financial freedom. She is One of The Top 100 Brilliant Women of Britain two years running and an Author, Speaker and Media Presenter.

Lisa is ranked as one of the UK’s most influential women and is in the top 20% of social media users. A winner of the Fast Growth Award from UnLtd, featured on BBC, ITV, Business Insider ‘Rising Star’ and Sunday Telegraph her story of turning the world pink is one to watch.

7.15pm  I’d Never Dreamt I’d Be Walking In These Shoes! –

Next up to talk was Linda Wongham – Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

7.20pm There were then a number of Introductions lead by Cheryl Bass of I AM WOMAN.

Showcasing If the visitors and I AM WOMAN Members

7.40pm Then their was another talk on; Starting Your Business Walk by Claire Farren (Founder of Farrens – Virtual Assistants).

Claire walked the visitors and members through her business start-up journey and walked the guests through her Top Start-Up Tips and How To Discover What’s Really Important!

7.50pm Following Claire was a talk called, Tell Your Story by PR expert Wendy Hobbs.

Ambassador of Women in the Law UK.  Wendy Hobbs, is a Lawyer, children’s fantasy author of the award-winning, Claudia Quash Series, Ambassador for Dreams and Wishes Charity, and Ambassador for Women in the Law UK.  Her debut novel, ‘Claudia Quash and the Spell of Pencliff’ has received amazing 5 star reviews and it has won a book award. 

8.00 Following Wendy was a talk on; Try Walking In My Shoes by Jayne Pierson.
Jayne is a Welsh, International award-winning fashion designer, featured in British Vogue, Italian Vogue, and at London Fashion Week. Jayne has worked with couture designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mc Queen.  She has dressed numerous famous celebrities including, Ellie Goulding, Beyonce,, Little Mix, and she has designed bespoke commission garments for high-profile actresses and Brit Award winning singers and musicians. 

8.20pm The Penultimate Talk of the evening was; Stories That Catapult Business Success by Hilarie Owen.

Hilarie Owen is a successful author and authority on what makes great leaders and how business top teams excel. She has worked for global companies and two government departments as well as with the RAF Red Arrows and Harvard University. Alongside her work mentoring senior directors Hilarie’s new book is on women leaders including entrepreneurs described by a US academic as ‘a life changing guidebook for women’. This is her 9th book.


8.30pm The final talk of the evening; Start Walking In The Right Shoes was by Sara Tye.

Sara is Founder and Managing Director of redheadPR. Sara started her high flying career at The Body Shop where she assisted with the personal branding of the founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. She was Head of Public Relations at Yellow Pages. and has also opened a Mexican restaurant and helped run a senior residential home and hotel in St Ives.

8.50pm Q&A & Close
Guests were invited to join the hosts in the bar to meet the speakers & do some networking

Eva Jayne Lloyd who attended the event on behalf of WelshBiz blog owners, MA Consultancy has this to say about the event.

“Another fantastic I AM WOMAN event, from start to finish, aspiring, motivating & powerful. The networking was so much fun, I made lots more new contacts/friends and the speakers were empowering ? .

The venue was beautiful and the team were amazing, defiantly a venue I would recommend too.”

Please find some pictures from the event:

Business Networking Club launch event at Coed-Y-Mwstwr in Bridgend…

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