Women’s Enterprise Day

Time9:00am - 4:30pm Date7 March 2018 LocationCentral London Golf Centre

Panel Discussion: How we did it
Three dynamic, Wandsworth-based female entrepreneurs reveal how their nine-to-five jobs inspired them to start their own businesses. Learn the secrets of their success, find out how they juggled setting up a business with their day job and family life, and hear about the challenges and triumphs they experienced along the way. Featuring:

• Neomi Bennett, founder and CEO, Neo Innovations
• Hilary Rowland, co-founder, Boom Cycle
• Carrie Swift, founder, Love Public Speaking
• Chair: Kate Bassett,  head of content, Management Today

11.00-12.15: Guest Speaker - Thomasina Meirs, Founder, Wahaca

Thomasina Miers, winnner of BBC MasterChef in 2005, reveals how she turned her passion for cooking into a business. From cheese-making and running market stalls in Ireland to working with  Skye Gyngell at Petersham Nurseries and co-founding the restaurant group Wahaca.

Workshop 1 : How to be a great leader - Virgin Startup

Growing your start up from your great idea into a thriving, successful business will depend, sooner or later, on your ability to assemble and build a strong team – and to lead it.

Come along to this workshop by Virgin StartUp to learn what leadership looks like in a startup, gain a deeper understanding the attributes needed to be a successful leader, develop your skills and swap leadership tips with other female founders.


Workshop 2: Building entrepreneurial confidence and pitching your business

In this ‘golden age’ of entrepreneurship, clients and customers want to know the person behind the brand. It’s crucial to have a compelling brand story which you can communicate with confidence, charisma and passion.  

In this workshop delivered by Carrie Swift, founder of Love Public Speaking, you will…

•              Learn how to present yourself, your brand and your business
•              Build entrepreneurial confidence and overcome imposter syndrome
•              Get clear on your ‘why’ and use it to create a powerful 60-second elevator pitch
•              Pick up tips on networking and learn how to present your business message with flair

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Who should attend:

Female entrepreneurs


Thomasina Miers

Thomasina Miers

Founder, Wahaca, Guardian food writer

Neomi Bennett

Neomi Bennett

CEO, Neo-Innovations UK

Hilary Rowland

Hilary Rowland

Co-Founder, Boom Cycle

Carrie Swift

Carrie Swift

Founder, Love Public Speaking

Kate Bassett

Kate Bassett

Head of content, Management Today


Central London Golf Centre , Burntwood Lane, London, SDW17 0AT