Women Do Business is a programme dedicated to support women looking to work for themselves, providing a range of training, networking and support services, both on-line and face-to-face, that women across the area can tap into.
The launch at the Dartmouth Apprentice, housed in the converted church of St Barnabas in the beautiful river-side town of Dartmouth, will take place on Monday, October 4 from 10am till 12.30pm. It will feature include drinks and pastries, and will introduce the programme, sign up new members and plan the activities the group wish to embark upon.
The event will feature a talk by Dartmouth Apprentice restaurant manager Nina Stanesby about her journey as a businesswoman and single mother.
A special coffee morning at the Townstal Community Hall on Monday, September 20 will allow anyone who is interested come and ask questions of Sheena Leaf, Women’s Business Development Officer for the Community Council of Devon, who is setting up the new, Dartmouth branch of Women Do Business. The morning will run from 9.30-11.30am and will be a relaxed and friendly introduction to the aims of the group.
Sheena told the Devon Week: “I’m delighted to be hosting these two events in Dartmouth – a place full of women wanting to move on in business, and we are looking forward to working with them. We have chosen two wonderful venues, the Townstal Community Hall and the Dartmouth Apprentice, both symbolising ambition and community focus, which are at the core of what we are trying to do.”
Nina Stanesby said: “It’s brilliant to be hosting the launch of this new group which will aim to help and empower women trying to get on and do well in business in South Devon. We are delighted to be involved, as the Dartmouth Apprentice is dedicated to increasing opportunity for all, be it our apprentices or those wanting to move on in business.”
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