We’ve celebrated another International Women’s Day in style at Crathorne Hall, showcasing the achievements of local businesswomen whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Care.
For the second year running, we were joined by over 100 women from across Teesside to enjoy an afternoon organised under the IWD theme ‘Press for Progress’, debating topics with our specially-selected panel including gender equality, equality of opportunity in the workplace and women’s role in society.
Our panel of high-profile local women who have exceeded in business or have overcome significant, personal challenges in other aspects of their lives included Valda Goodfellow of Goodfellow and Goodfellow, Councillor Sue Jeffrey, the leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council, and Stockton-based Joanna Wake, the founder of the Big Teesside Sleepout and RAW Digital Training, all hosted by Caroline Theobald CBE.
We also heard from Laura Ashurst, a speaker for Breast Cancer Care who told the inspiring and personal story of her diagnosis and recovery. As well as raising awareness of the charity we also donated the money raised from our raffle, resulting in the amount of £770!
Below are just a few of the many photographs taken on the day with our Selfie Frame the winner being Mariza Fraser, Vanessa Brown, Sarah Kane and Geraldine Dooley from ThyssenKrupp Access below!
Joanne Hand from The Human Group.
Julie Pennington from Handlesbanken.
Clare Larsen from Just Money UK.
Lorraine Mulgrew from Begbies Traynor.
Beverley Goodall from Baldwins and Co.
Katie Pressick and Diane Hodgson from Davies Tracey.
Emma Richardson and Rachel McCullough from Active Financial Planners.
Kat Moore from Clive Owen.
Hollie Sayer, Jasmine Forster and Georgia Murphy from Visualsoft.
Carly Peacock, Chris Nolan and NAME from Erimus Insurance.
Kate Christie from Wolviston Group.
Catey Oliver and Hayley Anderson from Sanderson Weatherall.
Anne and Jayne Preston from Prestons of Potto.
Karen Lowes and Barbara Bury.
Jessica Smith and Helen Cole from Baldwins and Co.
Kelly Miller from Mabo Media.
Becky Edmundson and Earl from Crathorne Hall Hotel.
We will be sending out our save the dates for next years International Women’s Day event towards the end of this year. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list please contact Lotty Reeves at email@example.com