Successful Women Annual Conference is set to be Ab Fab

Womens Confrence

The 2020 Successful Women Annual Conference and Awards Launch takes place on Thursday 5th March to celebrate International Womens Day.

In its third year, the one-day event will take place at George Albert Hotel & Spa on the Somerset/Dorset border, showcasing inspirational speakers from across the UK. The event will incorporate this year’s International Womens Day theme of #eachforequal, aimed at challenging stereotypes, fighting bias, broadening perceptions, improving situations and celebrating women’s achievements.

Gill Donnell MBE, and Founder of Successful Women said: I am thrilled that this years Conference and Awards Launch is looking to be our best ever! We have some incredible keynote speakers lined up, including the phenomenal Lynne Franks OBE who has spent decades empowering women on the world stage.

Lynne Franks OBE who helped establish London Fashion Week and was the PR guru that inspired the hit comedy series Absolutely Fabulous is now based in Wincanton, Somerset, and has opened the SEED Hub where her retreats, eco-bedrooms and vegan café offer a respite for busy women and men who visit to escape the stresses of everyday life.  Lynne said: I am delighted to be the headline speaker at the Successful Women conference on International Womens Day. As women, we know that the best and most efficient way to get things done is to work together.  This event which brings so many women leaders of the South West into one room is a perfect opportunity to discuss how we can go forward, creating a sustainable future for all.

Other inspirational speakers on the day include Alison Edgar, the Entrepreneurs Godmother; Luke Simon, founder and CEO of Charity School in a Bag; Sunny Bird,founder of Sunny Bird PR and the Perfect Dress Company; Susan Kabani, co-founder of Ugenie and Gill Donnell MBE the founder of Successful Women in Business who has spent much of her working life promoting the role of women in the workplace and now heads up the Successful Women in Business Network.

Attendees will get the chance to interact and ask questions during the expert panel discussion and browse exhibitor stands throughout the day, all hosted by female businesswomen. 

This years annual conference also marks the launch of the third 2020 Successful Women Awards which showcases and celebrates the achievements of women in business from across the South West. Entries will open on Thursday 5th March and include categories such as new business, creativity, public speaking and independent food and drink. 

You can purchase tickets to the conference at £69 for non-members and £59 for SWIB members. The conference will be held from 9.30 – 4.30 pm on Thursday 5th March at George Albert Hotel & Spa Dorchester.