Are you a mum running your own business alongside raising your family?
On International Women’s Day 2019, the It’s About Time Summit is designed to celebrate mothers in business, to provide a chance to network, and to give you an opportunity to discuss the barriers to self-employment which still exist for female entrepreneurs.
The event, run by NatWest Cymru, the University of South Wales and BizMums, and supported by Darwin Gray Solicitors and the Federation of Small Businesses, will include keynote speakers, a Q&A with a high-profile panel, a marketplace of stalls and plenty of opportunity to connect with other women in business.
Time is precious in business and family life, and our It’s About Time Summit will consider:
- Timing the jump from employment to self-employment.
- Time management – including work-life balance and flexible working.
- And how goals change over time.
Andrea Callanan. Voice and Success Coach, Inspire Me founder, best-selling author, international speaker
Businesswoman and Voice and Success Coach Andrea Callanan is passionate about helping people and business find their voice and confidence.
A singer by trade and later a music industry voice coach and record label owner, she now speaks, coaches and writes. She’s the founder and owner of the award-winning people development company inspire me, which specialises in corporate engagement.
Jennifer Barnfield. Founder of The PEPP Method™
Award winning motivational speaker Jennifer Barnfield is a former British, Welsh and Scottish Ice Dance Champion and an International Silver medallist, now the Founder of The PEPP Method™.
Having competed at the highest level in international and national ice dance championships, she found that digging deep, believing in your desires and dreams, aiming for your goals, maintaining positivity and never ever giving up was the only way forwards. Jennifer is the epitome of her tagline “A Positive Attitude Produces A Positive Aptitude”.
Ceri is a business owner, mum of one and social media geek. She left her corporate career in finance and coaching to have her son in 2015 and has since co-founded a catering company and an online parenting brand. In 2017, Ceri launched The Business School, helping mums in business grow their ideas over 12 weeks and is spending 2019 developing The Business Mother Club, a membership community that helps mums stand up, stand out and succeed in business.
Armed with more than 20 years’ experience in business, spanning sales, marketing, HR and finance at board level, Marsha brings a fresh approach to helping businesses start up and grow.
She worked for multi-million-pound organisations before launching her first business, The Pub Hub in 2010, adding her second, The Number Hub, in 2014 and four years later, Refresh HR. Marsha’s passion for equality and diversity – coupled with utilising the very latest digital innovations – has seen her develop a flexible working environment that really works for her all-female team. She also mentors female entrepreneurs to help nurture more women into business.
Anne is the CEO and co-founder of the ATRA Group and a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur. Her considerable entrepreneurial skills have ensured the ATRA Group’s continued growth and development. One of ATRA’s companies, On Tap Plumbers, is now one of the leading mechanical installation companies in London.
Anne has received many awards in her career, including the prestigious national NatWest Everywoman Award in 2017 and she was runner up in the 2018 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. She is a Freeman of the City of London and is installed as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, one of London’s oldest liveries. Anne is an influential speaker in the construction industry as an official WIC (Woman In Construction Ambassador) and has featured on BBC Breakfast and the Daily Mail as well as many other media outlets.
Alison runs the ‘Azure’ business for Microsoft UK, working closely with start-ups, SMEs as well as incubators and VCs. As a working mum she juggles running a highly complex business in a fast paced industry with a busy home life. She has a real passion for the SME sector and for supporting working mothers, and is an active mentor for women returning to the workplace.
The It’s About Time Summit will start with registration, networking and coffee at 9.30am and will close at 2.30pm.
WHEN:8th March 2019 – 09:30 – 14:30 GMT
WHERE:Cardiff – Village Hotel