We're celebrating International Women's Day on Friday 6 March with afternoon tea and talks from a number of inspiring local women, hosted by award-winning Lincolnshire chef Rachel Green #IWD2020
International Women’s Day is a growing global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At the Showground, we're celebrating those who either work in the world of agriculture, or who have achieved something fantastic from their Lincolnshire roots, with afternoon tea followed by networking and inspirational stories.
We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:
Alexis Powell-Howard MA., System Prac., BACP (Accred)
Alexis Powell-Howard is a TEDx speaker and the Managing Director of Fortis Therapy & Training - an award winning therapeutic mental health business providing wellbeing services to organisations, schools, local authorities and individuals across the UK. Fortis has been awarded National Small Business of the Year 2019 and Best Service Based Business award in 2019. Alexis has appeared on BBC World Service and Sky News and is a professional speaker at events across the UK. Alexis has recently been named one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in the country.
Heather Oldfield is a farmer's wife, mother, Elsoms Seeds Energy & Forage Manager and owner of The Little Tweed Co. Lincolnshire born and bred. Heather has two major passions apart from her family, agriculture and fashion. Growing up and living around agriculture, tweed and wool featured heavily - together with her Scottish family heritage - in December 2017 The Little Tweed Co was born.
Eventing world champion, Ros Canter, grew up on the family farm at Hallington in Lincolnshire, from where she runs her business. Pony Club activities led to affiliated eventing, Ros made her name producing young horses before earning a place on the successful Great Britain Eventing Nations Cup team. Ros has posted numerous top 10 5* placings including 3rd at both Badminton and Luhmuhlen. She was a member of the gold medal winning European Championship team in 2017, before leading Great Britain to double gold at the World Equestrian Games the following year.
Steph is a Manufacturing Technology Engineer at BAE Systems, a global defence technology company. Steph works in the Air sector, which is responsible for designing, producing, and supporting military aircraft that create a competitive edge. Steph completed a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University before joining BAE Systems’ Graduate programme in 2018. Steph is a STEM ambassador and has been working with BAE Systems’ education outreach team to inspire young people to take an interest in the exciting careers and opportunities STEM subjects can offer.
Kindly sponsored by - BAE Systems, The Journal, Women in Agriculture & Petal and Stalk
Tickets £22pp, to book please contact Sarah Duxbury 01522 585501 or email email@example.com