IoD backs event to celebrate power of women
- Meet Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury, one of Britain's most influential female politicians.
- All funds raised to help train and develop women in public life.
- IoD regional director Natalie Sykes will be among panellists.
Baronness Warsi of Dewsbury, one of West Yorkshire's top business women, will be the keynote speaker at a new event that encourages women to step forward into public life and politics.
The IoD is a partner for the The Power of Women, which takes place on 29 November at Unit 3-8 Branch Mills, Dewsbury.
The event aims to explore how women can access power no matter which party has control of local and central government. Attendees will include women in business, politicians, councillors and group leaders.
Baroness Warsi, the first female muslim to attend the Cabinet, will speak about her life and the interaction between politics and business.
A guest panel will discuss the interaction between business and women in public life and explore how women can support women is both these areas.
Event organiser Fleur Butler said: “Fewer than 30% of all councillors are female, irrespective of party. We are encouraging women from non-traditional background to attend so all female voices can be heard. It is only when the country is fully represented that our democracy can be at its strongest.”
Tickets are £12.