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Celebrating inspirational local women for International Women’s Day

Chesterfield residents are invited to join a morning of celebration and inspiration to mark International Women’s Day.

Chesterfield Equality and Diversity Forum, supported by Chesterfield Borough Council, will be hosting a special event at Chesterfield Museum on Friday 6 March to celebrate the achievements of women across the borough over the past 100 years.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Chesterfield’s first female leader of the council will open the event before guest speakers, Julie Richards, Principal of the Chesterfield College Group and Angie Smithson, Chief Executive of the Royal Hospital provide a valuable insight in to their careers.

Councillor Tricia Gilby said: “International Women’s Day is an annual event that aims to empower women to live in an equal and enabled world.

“The council has a good track record of offering opportunities to women: of the nine positions in the senior leadership and corporate management teams, four of them are held by women. Of the 48 elected councillors, 22 of these are also women and we’re proud to have a female deputy leader, Councillor Amanda Serjeant, working alongside myself.

“This event is a great opportunity for us to come together to challenge stereotypes, celebrate women’s achievements and help create a gender equal society.”

The event will also provide an opportunity for networking and the chance to take a look at the special exhibition at the museum which tells the story of the extraordinary women of Chesterfield. The exhibition will run until Saturday 28 March.

The event is free to attend, but places are limited. To secure you place, please contact  allison.potter@chesterfield.gov.uk or katy.marshall@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 247.
International Womens Day 2020


First published on 20 February 2020 Last updated on 20 February 2020