Liverpool's GEC is a big chance for women entrepreneurs to shine
25 November 2011
Business women across the region are being encouraged to take part in the first ever global Festival of Entrepreneurship next year.
The Festival is part of a compelling series of events during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) at the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, March 9-16 2012.
Andy Snell, GEC Project Manager at Liverpool Vision, will be detailing the opportunity that the Congress presents at the Ladies Lunchtime business group event which takes place at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TD from 11.45am-2.00pm on 7 December 2011.
Liverpool Vision’s Business Support Area Manager Kathryn Burkhill, who organises the event series said: “The GEC coming to Liverpool next year is a wonderful opportunity for the city’s business women to learn more about enterprise from some of the world’s most inspirational entrepreneurs and how it can grow their business.
“But it also gives them the chance to tell their own story of success and inspire others to unleash their ideas and make a difference.”
The purpose of the Ladies Lunchtime business group is to support and encourage women who are either running their own business or want to start an enterprise.
She added: “Business support aimed specifically at women is important. Women are under-represented in business ownership in the UK. Research indicates that 27 per cent of self-employed businesses in the UK are women (ONS Labour Force Survey) and less than 8 per cent of high-growth businesses are owned by women.
"In the USA, they have invested significant resources and succeeded in increasing the numbers of women starting businesses. The whole economy benefits in terms of increased jobs and prosperity.
“That’s what we want to push for here and the GEC will help us get our collective voice heard. To help Liverpool to prosper we need to empower our creative and innovative women to help them develop their skills and improve the environment in which they start and grow businesses.”
Additionally, The Women’s International Centre for Economic Development will be featured during the week-long Festival of Entrepreneurship. For more details visit www.gec2012.co.uk
To book your place at the Ladies Lunchtime event, e-mail email@example.com
For further information please contact Jonathan Caswell at Liverpool Vision on 0151 600 2946 or 07515 999 422