She's The Business 2022

She's The Business 2022

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Celebrating and uplifting female entrepreneurs, small business owners and founders within The University of Manchester

About this event

The University of Manchester will be celebrating women in business by hosting an inspirational event aimed at showcasing the potential of female entrepreneurship and encouraging students to embrace their creativity, spark connections and test out business ideas.

Hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre, this half-day event will feature a range of insightful talks and workshops to help build your confidence, broaden your networks, and introduce you to new tools that will help you refine and launch a business idea.


12:30 - 13:20, Doors open and networking

13:20 - 13:30, Welcome

13:30 - 14:10, The Future Kind Collective - Keynote Speaker

Starting with our Keynote Speakers Alicia and Nat, founders of The Future Kind Collective, who help companies to grow faster and more sustainably by defining their purpose, designing their culture and growing their impact. You’ll hear their experiences, insights, and reflections on how they continually push the limits and drive change.

14:10 - 15:00, Panel Discussion

We’ll be joined by a panel of entrepreneurs, who will share their experiences of building confidence despite the fear of failure, whether that be as students, entrepreneurs or in our everyday lives. With experience ranging from the fashion industry to agri-tech solutions, to the creative and dance sector, learn how each of our panel members overcame barriers and set expectations in their respective fields.

Panellists include:

Dr Beenish Siddique - AEH Innovative Hydrogel

Tina Rehana - Aim Sky High Academy & The Purpose Agency

Danielle King - KIHT Collective

Sophia Major - IGOLO

15:00 - 15:15, Break

15:15 - 16:00, Workshops Round 1

You will be able to select two out of three workshops to participate in:

  • Personal Branding with The Future Kind Collective Find your purpose and learn how to use storytelling to bring your passion to life. You’ll learn the practical tools to help define your purpose, vision and mission for a purpose-driven outlook.
  • Ideation with Amelia Woods Try out some interactive ideation techniques to generate and filter out ideas for a passion, project or business.
  • Crafting a Value Proposition with Deborah Wood: Learn how to craft a crystal clear offering for your talents, product or service to give yourself a leading edge over your competitors.

16:00 - 16:15, Break

16:15 - 17:00, Workshops Round 2

17:00 - 18:00, Closing Statements followed swiftly by drinks, nibbles and networking.

To finish off, join us to network in a casual environment with nibbles and a glass or two of fizz. Cheers!

Prepare to feel inspired and be equipped with the knowledge, tools, contacts and resilience to explore the world of entrepreneurship.

Who this event is for:

Students who want to build connections and understand more about the entrepreneurial experience.

Students who would like to learn more about personal branding, or how to turn their passion into a potential project/business.

Budding female entrepreneurs wanting to accelerate their ideas to the next level through powerful concepts and original thinking.

Follow-on support after the conference:

We've pulled together a fantastic follow on programme of support for selected entrepreneurs to accelerate their ideas and connect them to funding after the conference. To find out more... come along to the event ;)

Travel information

If you are arriving by car, the nearest car park is Car Park D, Booth Street West, M15 6A (Access via Higher Cambridge Street).

If you are arriving by train the nearest train stations are Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Piccadilly which are both approximately a 20 minute walk away.

The Alliance Manchester Business School has one entrance which is situated opposite the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

With special thanks to our sponsor, Bruntwood Works.

 Please note: this event is free to attend, however, places are limited and by registering you are agreeing to attend. Should you be unable to attend, failure to cancel your booking within 48 hours of the event will result in us invoicing you a surcharge of £50+VAT per person.

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