21
November
2012
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00:00
Europe/London

Businesswomen will inspire girls to succeed at networking event


A conference aimed at helping to raise the aspirations of girls in Leeds will take place at Leeds Town Hall next week.



Organised by the Connecting Enterprising Women project and supported by Leeds City Council the ‘Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures’ conference will take place at Leeds Town Hall, on Monday 26 November between 1pm and 5pm. The networking event is an opportunity for women from all sectors to meet and be inspired, share skills and knowledge, and network with a diverse range of women.



This event will also offer unique mentoring opportunities for 50 girls from the Leeds East Academy who will be able to meet with professional women and receive help and guidance on their future career aspirations.



Councillor Judith Blake, Leeds City Council’s deputy leader and executive member responsible for children’s services said:

“Any opportunity to help young people meet with aspirational people who can offer help and advice, and encourage them to think about their own future prospects is one not to be missed.



“One of our aims in making Leeds a Child Friendly City is to encourage young people to raise their aspirations and celebrate their achievements.”



Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures will promote and to celebrate women’s achievements, network, inspire and promote business entrepreneurship for developing entrepreneurial girls in Leeds.



Connecting Enterprising Women is a networking forum working with women who are keen to network and connect to other women in the region. The aim is to support all women, whether working from grass roots levels, first stage planning, or at senior levels to innovative and support women in the Yorkshire region.



Opportunities are available for organisations who wish to have a trade stand at the event. They can visit www.connectingenterprisingwomen.org.uk for further information Or contact Ruth Dass at ruthd@interculture.org.uk. Trade stands cost £50 for business stands and £25 charity and community stands.



For further information and to book a place people should also visit www.connectingenterprisingwomen.org.uk.



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Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk