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International Women’s Day 2018 success!

Posted by Lotty Reeves on 26th March 2018

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! 

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en 0043.jpgAmie Leyden from Endeavour Partnership with Caroline Campbell from More Than Financial.

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Joanne Hand from The Human Group.

en 0047.jpgJulie Pennington from Handlesbanken. 

en 0050.jpgClare Larsen from Just Money UK.

en 0056.jpgLorraine Mulgrew from Begbies Traynor.

en 0060.jpgBeverley Goodall from Baldwins and Co. 

en 0065.jpgKatie Pressick and Diane Hodgson from Davies Tracey.

en 0074.jpgEmma Richardson and Rachel McCullough from Active Financial Planners.

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Kat Moore from Clive Owen

en 0081.jpgHollie Sayer, Jasmine Forster and Georgia Murphy from Visualsoft

en 0082.jpgCarly Peacock, Chris Nolan and NAME from Erimus Insurance.

en 0085.jpgAmy Dufferwiel and Nazia Aftab from Endeavour Partnership.

en 0088.jpgKate Christie from Wolviston Group.

en 0090.jpgCatey Oliver and Hayley Anderson from Sanderson Weatherall.

en 0093.jpgAnne and Jayne Preston from Prestons of Potto

en 0097.jpg Karen Lowes and Barbara Bury. 

en 0103.jpgJessica Smith and Helen Cole from Baldwins and Co. 

en 0117.jpgAmy Reynolds,Alexandra Ketchley and Jess Lenham from Endeavour Partnership. 

en 0119.jpgLouise Gilbey from Endeavour Partnership and Allison Routledge from F W Capital.

en 0121.jpgJessica Maine and Natalie Kay from Endeavour Partnership.

en 0123.jpgLouise Gilbey from Endeavour Partnership and Joanna Lowes from Crystal Galleries

en 0071.jpgKelly Miller from Mabo Media

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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 

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