Inspiring Women Lecture Series - Loving The Local

Inspiring Women Lecture Series - Loving The Local

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Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College




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A series of talks by women to inspire your inner entrepreneur with a Q&A session at the end.

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Sponsored by English Heritage, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Visit Richmond and hosted at RHACC, these five separate events over June and July are inspired by Henrietta Howard- visionary behind Marble Hill.

These events are by women to inspire your inner entrepreneur. Your ticket includes a glass of wine, networking, and a marketplace promoting local businesses.

Join the infamous local Desiree Shepherd (Shepherd’s Star), for an interview on connecting and building communities. Featuring a local whose life has been transformed by Shepherd’s Star.

Also, speaking is Natalie O’Rourke (Proprietor of Park Lane Stables for 13years), she has provided riding experiences for children and adults with disabilities and additional needs. Alongside saving the small stables from closure in the residential London, suburb Teddington.

Ticket cost £5 donation to support the invaluable work of the White Ribbon charity for those suffering domestic abuse and English Heritage which cares for over 400 locations across the country.

Desiree Shepherd

Ever since she was young, Desiree has had a heart for her community and creating opportunities of provision for those in need. Co-founder of three charities - one in South Africa and two in the UK, Richmond Upon Thames - Desiree is a community connector, passionate about building meaningful networks across different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

Natalie O’Rourke

Loving horses, she decided she wanted to grow up and run a riding stables. Park Lane Stables was then created to cater for children and adults with disabilities, additional needs and anyone who needed a friend – finding happiness through horses.

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