Conference & Awards

Be inspired and challenged with an all-female lineup of experts.

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South West

England

Hybrid event available in person and online.

11th October 2023

West Midlands

England

Hybrid event available in person and online.

18th October 2023

Scotland

Edinburgh

Hybrid event available in person and online.

30th October 2023

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Real Women, Real Stories, Real Success

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson is the co-founder of the leading social enterprise, Social Bite, famous for bringing the likes of George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harry and Meghan and many more to Scotland. She is now a now purpose coach, speaking on the importance of being truly purpose-led from an organisational and neurological perspective.

Rupal Patel

Rupal Patel's high-octane career has taken her from dusty briefing rooms in jungles and war zones to corporate boardrooms and international stages. After a thrilling career at the CIA, she started two award-winning businesses, and is now shaping the future of work by helping growth-oriented leaders and innovative organizations build careers and businesses that thrive with purpose.

Expert pods

Expert Pods

Exhibiting Done Differently

One-to-one 15 minute sessions with industry experts relevant to your business size.

Expert pods are designed to...

  • Facilitate opportunities to connect with industry leaders and gain valuable insights.
  • Ask your burning questions, and get direct and relevant answers.
  • Come away with more than just a stack of business cards, but the beginning of relevant budding business relationships.
  • Serve you and support your business journey rather than for you to be sold at.
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Workshop

Workshops

A Lesson, Not a Lecture

One-hour quality workshops offering engaging and interactive sessions with hand-picked industry experts relevant to your business size.

Workshops are designed to...

  • Offer tailored and interactive sessions that are relevant to your business journey and will get you to the next level.
  • Provide in-depth expert content that will challenge and inspire you.
  • Get maximum value from our speakers through practical application
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Networking

Scale your business and advance in your career by taking advantage of who will be in the room. Connect and build relationships with other SME founders, business leaders & corporate executives.

Awards

Acknowledging and celebrating women's professional achievements.

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Day Plan

8:45

Directors Welcome & Expert Pods

We kickstart the day with a welcome from the conference director followed by our first expert pod sessions.

11:00

Workshops

60-minute interactive workshops tailored to your business size.

13:00

Lunch Break

Delicious and healthy finger buffet with hot drinks.

13:30

Speed Networking & Expert Pods

An opportunity to network with other delegates and our second expert pod sessions.

15:30

Speaker & Awards

Our keynote speaker followed by our main awards.

17:00

Event End

The event doesn't have to end here, find out how to get involved with Women's Business Club year-round.