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Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and champion women in business.

At Wandsworth Council’s 7th Women’s Enterprise Day, you’ll hear from panellists and guest speakers as they share practical tips, the inspirations behind their business, and reveal how they’ve adapted during these challenging times. Learn about their triumphs and challenges, discover how to stay resilient and how to master your on-screen presence. Joining details will be sent before the event.

Safia Minney, Founder, People Tree

Viv Groskop, Comedian, author and Podcaster

Agenda:

10.00: Welcome

Councillor Kim Caddy, Deputy leader, Wandsworth Council

10.10am: Pivoting for Success: Lessons learned in an unfolding crisis

Shining a light on some of the triumphs and setbacks of adapting their business during a pandemic, four female entrepreneurs discuss how they’ve pivoted their business during Covid-19. They’ll share the challenges, breakthroughs, along with what motivated them to keep going.

Panellists:

Titilayo Abiola, Creative Director, Tilayo

Victoria Agyekum, co-founder of On Point Property and Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo

Kate Enright, Co-Founder, CAYA

Kirsty Lee Griffiths, Founder, Macro Food 

in conversation with chair Kate Bassett.

10.45am: Why making purpose central to your business is now more important than ever before

With the climate, ecological and social crises, businesses are increasingly being asked by their customers, employees, and investors to do the right thing. Why are we being called to lead differently? How can we lean into this opportunity? How can we plan and keep focused on change? Hear from leading social entrepreneur and pioneer of sustainable fashion, Safia Minney. The session will be followed by a break-out Q&A where you will have the opportunity to engage with Safia and fellow business owners.

Guest speaker: Safia Minney, Founder, People Tree

11.35am: Break

2.00pm: Social Media Workshop: Managing your presence online

Fin Wycherley, an official Facebook #SheMeansBusiness social media trainer will show you how you can use social media to grow your business. Hear how to improve your overall presence on social media, grow your following, and utilise the platforms to turn followers into customers.

3.05pm: How to own the Zoom

Whether we like it or not, the pandemic era has meant we’ve all had to learn to love video-conferencing. And yet so many of us are struggling with these new technologies, finding them frustrating and exhausting. So what does it mean to “own the Zoom”? How can you make sure you’re coming across how you want to?

No matter the name of the platform, mastering your presence on screen is a challenge. How can you come across brilliantly, connect with both colleagues and strangers and generally show up with confidence and authenticity? In this interactive session, Viv Groskop will share top tips such as; how can you speak up and prevent yourself from being interrupted; how can you make sure others are being heard and how can you avoid screen fatigue.

Guest speaker: Viv Groskop, Comedian, author and radio and TV presenter.

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Speakers:

Kirsty Lee Griffiths is the founder of Macro Food, an inspired delivery-only restaurant serving fresh, calorie-counted and customisable meals. Starting from her passion for playing rugby and the need to optimise her intake of macronutrients, Kirsty found a gap in the market and is now planning to launch in a second location.

Victoria Agyekum, is the co-o-Founder of On Point Property Management Ltd, a company she runs with her sister Anna.  On Point Property Management, specialises in residential, lettings, sales, management, project management, interior furnishing and property consultancy and marketing services.  Victoria specialises in helping clients, companies and HNW (High Net Worth Individuals) acquire and sell properties including portfolio building & management of investment properties both in UK & Ghana.

 

Viv Groskop is a writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter and is the host of the chart-topping podcast How to Own the Room. She has written for publications including The Guardian, Evening Standard, The Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Red magazine.

Safia Minney MBE is an award-winning social entrepreneur and author. She is the founder of People Tree, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label and former Global CEO of 24 years. She is also a spokesperson and campaigner on Fair Trade and ethical fashion.

Fin Wycherley is the CEO of Super Size Media. She is a social media marketing expert and certified instructor with Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. She delivers training for business owners, marketing teams and startups throughout the UK, US, Canada, Europe and South Africa and is a regular on BBC TV and Radio.

 

Kate Bassett is a freelance business writer and editor and former Head of Content at Management Today magazine. She has interviewed some of the country’s top business leaders and her work has appeared in the Telegraph, City Am and the Sunday Times. Kate Enright is the co-founder of CAYA, a Brixton-based coffee shop, and remote working space. Designed for the modern freelancer, the cafe lets customers enjoy the informality of working in their local coffee shop, while still being able to focus in an environment that’s fit for purpose.