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Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship Conference (Cornwall)

Leading Women UK

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship Conference (Cornwall)

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Entrepreneur, TV personality and multi award-winning founder of Ultimo, Michelle Mone OBE will guest speak at Leading Women UK’s ‘Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship’ Cornwall and Devon Conferences in May this year.


The ‘Inspiring Female Entrepreneurship’ 2013 annual conferences for female network, Leading Women UK, celebrate the organisation’s mission to lead women to a greater future - inspiring them to succeed in business, work and empower females to lead the life they dream of.


Supported by Unlocking Potential, the Leading Women UK team believe Michelle will motivate women to achieve their goals and realise that entrepreneurship is possible, even in rural areas. Tenacious Michelle, from East Glasgow, left school at 15 with no qualifications, yet was running a sales and marketing team by the age of 20, setting up MJM International at 25. Ultimo was born when self-confessed ‘Queen of Bras’ Mone decided to invent a bra that was more comfortable, more innovative, more attractive and more cleavage-enhancing than any other on the market. Her products have revolutionised the underwear industry and her services to business gained her an OBE from the Queen in 2010. Ultimo was the first UK lingerie brand to debut on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, with Michelle being voted the UK’s number one woman in business in January 2010 by Glamour magazine.


Founder and director of Leading Women UK, Rachel Jones said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle to Cornwall and Devon to speak to our local entrepreneurs. Michelle is an incredible woman with a story that will inspire all delegates to achieve their potential - we couldn’t think of a more successful businesswoman and personality to speak at our conferences, celebrating female entrepreneurship.”


Co-founder Heather Forster, agrees: “As women, we have more barriers and obstacles to climb in business and Michelle proves that a go-getting attitude, determination and hard work really can change your life. She also supported the Sultan of Oman in setting up a women’s enterprise project in the Middle East in 2005, so Michelle is a real advocate for women in business achieving entrepreneurial success, epitomising what Leading Women UK is all about.”


Female network, Leading Women UK brings resources for career women, entrepreneurs, and anyone wanting to get answers, make contacts, sharpen ambition and discover the power of networking. Founded by Rachel Jones and Heather Forster, with fellow female entrepreneurs Nicki John and Cassie Lawrence adding to the team, Leading Women UK helps members work smarter, make good decisions and succeed. Over 15 monthly networks currently take place, and with many skill workshops from industry experts on subjects from HR to PR, Sales to Social Media, as well as exclusive offers, resources and discounts, Leading Women UK really is leading the way for working women. Having already won 2 National Awards and appeared on Sky TV, Leading Women UK are launching a magazine later this year for UK businesswomen. The conference in Plymouth also marks crossing the border into Devon as the ambitious team push to expand the success of the organisation nationwide, with regional networks established later this year.


The organisation is also delighted to welcome Maren Hallenga who will be speaking from charity CoppaFeel! which she founded with sister Kris who discovered she was suffering from Breast cancer in her early twenties. The dynamic duo since created a bold, life-changing charity with celebrity patrons Fearne Cotton and Dermot O’Leary and a team of ‘Boobettes’ who educate women to literally CoppaFeel!, potentially saving lives. Cornwall’s own ‘Bra Queen’, Michele Poynter of Mish Online will also share her story from graduate to award-winning lingerie startup.


As well as hearing the enlightening and empowering speakers, attendees will be treated to a networking lunch, with a Q&A session from a panel of business experts, and opportunities to make contacts, share business challenges and gain answers. Tickets are available to members for £15 and non-members for £25.


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All delegates will receive a goody bag and have the opportunity to browse an exhibition of organisations who can help women grow their businesses in the South West and beyond.


The Cornwall conference at The Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge, is held on Wednesday 22nd May from 9.30am-4.30pm. Tickets will be available from April 19th and can be booked online at The Devon conference takes place at Plymouth University on Thursday 23rd May from 9.30am-4.30pm – tickets can be booked at





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Royal Cornwall Pavilion Centre

United Kingdom

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Leading Women UK

Leading Women UK is a network for working women, bringing together resources for entrepreneurs, career women and anyone who wants to get answers, make new contacts, sharpen their ambition and discover the power of networking. Founded by entrepreneur Rachel Jones, Leading Women UK helps our members work smarter, make good decisions, feel good and succeed, whether in business or work.

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