International Women’s Day Lunch 2024

Date: Friday 8th March 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, M16 0PX
Cost: £55 member / £70 non-member/ £525 member table of 10 / £675 non-member table of 10 / Pay it Forward ticket - £55
Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
Key Events
Member Event
SME Club

You're invited to celebrate with us at our International Women's Day Lunch 2024!

Organised by the pro-women committee, this promises to be a remarkable celebration, themed "Inspire Inclusion,"  After a phenomenal turnout of over 300 last year, we're gearing up for a bigger & more inclusive event. Embrace the spirit of inclusion: contribute with a 'pay it forward' ticket to extend the invitation to those who might not otherwise be able to be there. Simply select the optional item 'Pay it Forward' when booking your tickets and we'll do the rest.

We would like to emphasize that ALL, regardless of gender identity, social background, sexual orientation, or any other distinction, are not just welcome but celebrated. Save the date for this empowering & diverse get together.

Look out for exciting speaker announcements and charity partnerships over the coming weeks - you will not be disappointed!

About the Speakers:

Kate Green Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester -

Kate Green was appointed as Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester with responsibility for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire in January 2023.

The role includes setting priorities for a safe and stronger Greater Manchester and her role is to ensure the voice of victims and residents of Greater Manchester are heard and championed.
From 2010 to 2022, she served as the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston. While in parliament, Kate held a number of shadow ministerial posts, including Shadow Secretary of State for Education, and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.

She is a long-standing advocate for families and children, and campaigner against poverty and inequality.

Prior to her election to parliament, Kate was Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group and before that Director of the National Council for One Parent.
Kate served as a magistrate for 16 years and has taken a particular interest in the experience of women in the penal system and how best to rehabilitate them to prevent reoffending.

Jane Kenyon CEO / Founder - Girls Out Loud

Jane is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, Coach, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Best-selling author, Podcaster and audacious campaigner for female equity. For the past 30 years she has been working exclusively with women and is the Founder/CEO of the trailblazing Girls Out Loud a social enterprise on a mission to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK by building their confidence, resilience and self-belief. She is one of the UK’s top female powerhouses and is on a mission to unlock female talent. Her passion for potential is contagious.

After a successful corporate career in marketing and brand development, followed by 35 years as a serial entrepreneur, leading businesses in the people and personal development sector, she is now on her third act as a social leader and game changer ensuring young girls achieve equity as well as equality in their life time.

Jess Ross Co-Founder - Lifestyle Lean

With over 15 years experience Founder Jess Ross created Lifestyle Lean.

A Transformation program to break free from the norm, focused on lifestyle and long lasting results. Through the programme I’ve supported over 1,000+ business women to dramatically transform their bodies, fitness and confidence to achieve their true potential in life.

Lifestyle Lean is Proud Winner Talk of Manchester’s Best Online Fitness Company.

Tahira Khan Senior Financial Planner - Kellands

Tahira is an experienced holistic financial planner, having worked in financial services since 2002 and prior to this she completed a degree in Financial Services. Tahira specialises in all areas of financial planning , creating bespoke financial solutions for both individual and corporate clients alike . She is passionate about helping clients realise and achieve their life goals and building long lasting relationships.

Outside of work Tahira enjoy the outdoors, going to the gym and the theatre.

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Laura Clark Medical Director - The Lifestyle Health Clinic

Dr Laura Clark is the Co- founder and Medical Director of The Lifestyle Health Clinic.

The exclusively doctor led team, provides menopause and general women’s healthcare, using a whole health approach. Medical care is tailored to individual need, valuing careful listening alongside diagnostic tests.

The clinic is unique in combining holistic, lifestyle treatments with a range of prescriptive options. Its purpose is to help women take control and feel the best, healthiest version of themselves, whatever their age.

They strongly believe women’s healthcare should be proactive, featuring a deeper understanding of hormones, healthy aging, gut health, and psychological wellbeing as standard, in addition to traditional medical care.

Passionate about empowering women through access to accurate information sharing and support, the team also work with employers and organisations to facilitate women’s wellbeing in the workplace.

Claire Marshall Strategic Lead for Active Adults - Greater Manchester Moving

Claire is the Strategic Lead for Active Adults at Greater Manchester Moving, one of 43 Active Partnerships across England. It leads on the implementation of GM Moving in Action, the Greater Manchester Strategy for Physical Activity, to help people to move more, make it easier to be active and make it a natural part of how we all live, travel, work and play in Greater Manchester.

In her role as Strategic Lead for Active Adults she is using her wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over a 20-year career in this field to advocate for and help lead a cultural revolution for active workplaces and communities, where we collectively support and enable adults at every stage of life to live healthier, happier, more productive lives through movement.

She has a particular interest in and is currently co-ordinating work across the GM Moving team and beyond around physical activity and women’s health. This includes working to address the systemic barriers that we know exist for women and girls that prevents equality and equity of access to physical activity, and also how we can collectively advocate and promote the benefits of movement and physical activity to support better (health) outcomes for women.

Reet Sercombe Head of Membership & Commercial - Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Reet Sercombe, appointed to head of Membership & Commercial at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 4 years ago, having worked for GMCC for over 8 years.

Throughout her time at the Chamber, Reet brings a wealth of experience in developing member communities and strategic relationships to elevate the Chamber’s influence and expanding it’s reach within our city region, alongside the wider leadership team. Over the past 8 years, Reet has developed a keen understanding of the local business landscape to support and promote commerce in Greater Manchester. This has played a pivotal role in the Chamber’s success, complemented by the work done to shape an outstanding service portfolio for Chamber members.

Reet is dedicated to advancing the interests of businesses and is the executive lead on GMCC’s diversity and inclusion group, chairing GMCC’s Business Women’s Network and Asian Business Network.

Yvonne Ebdon Business Development Manager – Pregnancy and Parenting at Work for SMEs - Tommy's

With over 25 years’ experience within the spa and wellbeing space, Yvonne has recently joined Tommy’s with a passion and keen interest in supporting businesses and employees from a workplace wellbeing perspective. With a lived experience of baby loss, Yvonne is passionate about ensuring families have the support they require within the workplace as well as out.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact [email protected]

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