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International Women's Day Conference by Yorkshire Ladies Links

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (GMT)

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FREE ADMISSION - Yorkshire Ladies Links Be Inspired 2017 Conference ticket
This ticket gives you access to the Be Inspired 2017 Conference exhibitor area. Business workshops and speaker sessions are to be booked separately on Eventbrite or online at
8 Mar 2017 Free  

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Be Inspired 2017

Join us to celebrate International Women's Day at Yorkshire's largest networking conference for women. Wednesday 8th March 2017 - Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre.

The Be Inspired Conference is set to return for a third year. This year we move to Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre, one of the countries leading jumping tracks nestling in 300 acres of park and farmland, adjacent to the A1. The location, the atmosphere, the spectacular views all blend effortlessly to make Wetherby Racecourse and Conference Centre a superb venue for Be Inspired 2017.

Our conferences have seen thousands of visitors attend from across the UK, there really is something for everyone and the best part is it's FREE to attend.

Exhibitors & Business Workshops

Attend free business workshops offering expert advice and knowledge. Network with over 70 business exhibitors offering services in banking, law, accountancy, HR, recruitment, marketing, PR, social media, branding, web design, health & fitness while taking in a spot of shopping with our retail businesses selling fashion, beauty, jewellery, accessories, crafts and more.

To book an exhibitor, space, sponsor a business workshop or become one of our conference sponsors please contact

Conference information:

  • 10.00am Registration opens for event start time 10.15am
  • 10.15am Host welcome speech
  • 10.30am - 12.30pm Guest speaker sessions - speakers to be confirmed
  • 10.30am - 2.30pm 45 minute business workshop sessions - these sessions to be confirmed
  • 1.30pm - 3.00pm The WomanKindOne Takeover Panel 
  • 3.30pm Close


Meet our speakers:

Liz Taylor

LIZ TAYLOR – The Devil is in the Detail 11.30am

In 2015 Liz Taylor gave cameras unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of her events, the Taylor Lynn Corporation’s (TLC) exclusive clients and team of suppliers who deliver private and corporate events right across the UK and Europe. The result was the hit Channel 4 show, ‘Millionaire Party Planner’ which recently won the National Reality Television Award for Best Business Show.

Entertaining. Innovative. Inspiring. Liz Taylor has been a passionate advocate for creating events that push back boundaries and create the impossible, but also a pioneer in a business sector that has grown from fledgling enterprise, to a multi-billion-pound global industry.

A mother. A grandmother. A businesswoman. A property tycoon (in the making!). Liz believes in following her instincts and seizing opportunities. She will share her experiences working with Royal guests to pop icons, soap stars to sports stars, blue-chip businesses to entrepreneurial successes.  What makes her events different? What makes TLC a success?  She explains why for her, the ‘devil is definitely in the detail’!

Ambitious from the start, Liz launched her own company, Liz Taylor Associates, in 1985 and began the long road to persuading leading corporate companies that an event planner could enhance their business.  She joined forces with industry colleague Dianne Lynn to form the Taylor Lynn Corporation in 1995 creating a successful team that was to last until 2008, when Liz managed an amicable partnership buy-out.  That same year TLC bucked the recession by topping the £4M turnover mark. 

Liz sits on the Business and Enterprise Advisory Board at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, and is a recipient of the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year Award and a Legend of Industry Award from Variety, the Children’s Charity. or tweet @partymagnate 

Lizzie Jones

LIZZIE JONES – Founder of The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund 10.15am

We are delighted to announce that this year our charity partner is The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund and returning to support us introducing the charity will be Woman of the Year Award Winner Lizzie Jones.

Lizzie is spearheading the campaign to raise funds for equipment that could prove the difference between life and death at Rugby League clubs across the UK. 

Lizzie reduced a Wembley crowd to tears and moved millions of TV viewers with an emotional performance at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. She launched the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund named in honour of her late husband. Danny Jones was a Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back who collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing against London Skolars in May 2015. Following his tragic death, Lizzie successfully campaigned for cardiac screening to become mandatory at every Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 club, as it already is in the First Utility Super League.

Now, Lizzie has joined forces with the RFL Benevolent Fund to raise money to create a fund that will provide assistance to hundreds of community clubs and junior teams across the country to purchase defibrillators. 

Defibrillators cost around £1,000 each and provide potentially life-saving treatment to anyone suffering a cardiac arrest. Lizzie says: "This is my way of saying a big ‘Thank You’ to the wider Rugby League family for all they have done for me and my children since we lost Danny" 

To find out more or donate to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund click here


Richard McCann

RICHARD MCCANN - iCan Speak Showcase hosted at The Be Inspired 2017​ Conference 

Richard McCann is a Sunday Times number one best selling author. He was brought up on the at risk register. He spent time in foster families and children’s homes, growing up in a turbulent family, he had little confidence and low self esteem. He left school with no qualifications and the future looked bleak for him. After a couple of dead end jobs and being kicked out of the army, he turned to drugs, his life was heading in the wrong direction. 

In 1997 after a failed suicide attempt, Richard decided that there had to be another way. The turn around has been incredible. He decided to write a book about his transformation which sold almost half a million copies and has been translated into eleven languages. His story is one audiences do not forget in a hurry. He is now one of the UK’s most sought after motivational speakers and a presentation skills coach.

It was standing room only when Richard delivered two presentations last year at our Be Inspired Conference, so it was only fitting that we would invite him back again to host his own event, The iCan Speak Showcase





NEW feature to our Be Inspired Conference - The WomanKindOne Takeover



Some of Yorkshire's most inspirational and influential women are joining us for the afternoon on the WomanKindOne panel. Award winning business woman, Kate Hardcastle, Founder of WomanKindOne regularly supports Yorkshire Ladies Links has co-ordinated the afternoon. Tanya Arnold, BBC Sport Presenter, will host the afternoon interviewing guests, Etta Cohen OBE, Kate Hardcastle and two other speakers who will be announced shortly. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND - TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE, spaces are limited, please book your ticket here



Venue information, directions and parking

The Racecourse has an onsite café where refreshments will be served all day, ample break out space, free onsite car parking and easy accessibility.

Directions and a map can be found here



Contact us

To find out more about our conferences and events please take a look at our Yorkshire Ladies Links website

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Thanks for being part of our growing Yorkshire Ladies Links community. 


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Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre
York Road
LS22 5EJ Leeds
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 from 10:00 to 15:30 (GMT)

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Yorkshire Ladies Links

Welcome to Yorkshire Ladies Links

Bringing together women to share & inspire...Yorkshire Ladies Links is a non membership women's networking organisation, supporting professional business women from all sectors both online and offline through networking conferences and events. We welcome professional women, working mums, startup business owners, or those who simply want to support local events and charities. 

Please join us at our Be Inspired 2017 Conference celebrating International Womens Day, 8th March, 2017, Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre, York Road, Wetherby, LS22 5EJ. Click here for FREE tickets

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Organiser: Melanie Malcolm

Tel: 07801 072222

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