Black Country Women in Leadership Celebrate International Women’s Day
10 Mar 2022 13:30 - 16:00
Weston Under Lizard
Non members: £20.00
Join Black Country Women in Leadership and Celebrate International Women's Day with Internet Zoom Sensation, Jackie Weaver.
Jackie Weaver, the celebrated chief officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils who shot to fame after footage of a parish council meeting descended into chaos, will be joining Black Country Women in Leadership to mark International Women’s Day 2022.
The Zoom meeting star, who is passionate about inspiring women to take on leadership roles and ‘put themselves out there’, will join the WIL team to discuss her thoughts and views on women in business, leadership and politics.
Jackie Weaver made national headlines after footage of a parish council meeting, she was taking part in, went viral in February 2021, it was her refusal to be emotional and her determination to retain control that propelled her to national fame, she’s now telling women to stop stepping backwards, stop bowing out and stop listening to those negative voices and ‘be kind to yourself’.
Thanks to the 30 second video clip, the Handforth Zoom parish council meeting is now infamous with Jackie stating that the men in the meeting would have been less comfortable challenging her if she’d been a man, and that is partly why women are vastly under-represented in positions of authority, she says.
According to Ms Weaver, this matters because no society can be properly representative if it doesn’t offer a range of different perspectives and experiences.
But she practises strong love: “If you’re going to move up the ladder at work, head up a committee or take on some form of leadership you need to put yourself out there and not wait to be invited. Your work won’t always speak for itself and sometimes you need to highlight to others what you have done.”
Jackie will share her thoughts on leadership, her journey and of course her views on her surprisingly new-found fame.
She will be joined by Chamber Board members, Jo Smith Managing Director of Fortress Interlocks and Sarah Williams, Associate Director at the University of Wolverhampton Business School, who, for the first time in the Chamber’s 160-year history, now make up half of the Board of Directors at the region’s longest running business support organisation.
So, join us in the beautiful surroundings of The Orangery at Chamber member’s, Weston Park, for tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes and to hear from some of the region’s leading businesswomen as we mark International Women’s Day 2022.
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This event is supported by BCRS Business Loans.
Black Country Women in Leadership was established in May 2019 in order to support and celebrate women in senior leadership roles and to help inspire the next generation.
Directions to Weston Park
From the South Exit the M6 North at Junction 10a on to the M54 towards Telford Exit the M54 at Junction 3, turn right at the roundabout, taking the A41 towards Whitchurch.
At the next roundabout, turn right, taking the A5 towards Cannock Approximately 1 mile after the roundabout, you will come to the Shrewsbury Gate Entrance Enter this gate, and continue up the drive The House will come up on your left, cross the cattle grid pull onto the Carriage Ring.
If taking the M6 Toll Road, from the South After the M6 Toll Plaza, exit the M6 North at Junction 12 onto the A5 towards Telford Continue on the A5, for approximately 8 miles, following the signs to Weston Park As you approach the village of Weston-under-Lizard you will see the Estate Wall on the left-hand side.
From the North Exit the M6 South at Junction 12 onto the A5 towards Telford Continue on the A5, for approximately 8 miles, following the signs to Weston Park As you approach the village of Weston-under-Lizard you will see the Estate Wall on the left-hand side.
International Women’s Day 2022
IWD 2022 campaign theme: #BreakTheBias
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