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International Women's Day Celebration In Scarborough

International Women's Day Celebration In Scarborough

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 6th March 2020.

A free event celebrating International Women's Day is taking place in Scarborough today.

It takes place from 9.30am and will be at at Woodend, Scarborough Art Gallery and Kagyu Samye Dzong Meditation Centre, which are all based in The Crescent.

There will be inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, stands, and networking opportunities.

Kelly Dunn, one of the organisers, said:

"This year for us the theme is 'Each for Equal'; an equal world is an enabled world.

What we want to do is make sure that we can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

What we're doing on the day will hopefully give people the inspiration to know what options are out there for them.

For me, historically, women have had to go to the bigger cities to find these inspiring events, which have been brilliant.

But actually, for Scarborough, there's so many inspirational women and so many amazing things that happen here, we thought it was worth celebrating that success because I don't think the community are aware."

Scarborough-based Beyond Housing is the partner of the event with additional sponsorship from the GI Group and Asquith & Co Accountants.

Events at Woodend include:

Business Advice sessions - 1:1 Mentoring and advice from Yorkshire in Business in the Butler's Pantry from 11am to 2.50pm.
The stunning Sitwell Library will host four events including:

10.15am - Positive Body Image with Nicole Vogwill
11.30am - How to Eat Well for Less with Jennie Marie Glover
12.45pm - Starting Out On The Right Foot - with Marie Horner and Suzie Mortonson from Harrowells Solicitors
2pm - Promoting Your Brand: Creativity In Business With Karen Noble, Director of The Pink Dog
Events in the Conference Room include:

9.45am - Sheri-Leigh Miles - NET Positive Futures Sustainability 
10.30am - Rita Leaman - Retirement is not an option for Rita who at '70' has never been busier. Recently she became Yorkshire's President for the Soroptomists and will be reading from a recent publication 'Power of a Second Chance'.
11.15am - Millie Rose - winner of Young Enterprise award, best-selling author and award nominated blogger 
12.00am - Jenny Gilmour -  is an author and advocate for women in abusive relationships.
1.30pm - Keynote Speaker: Dr Zareen Ahmed Founder and CEO of Gift Wellness; Chair of The Gift Wellness Foundation; Chair of The Halimah Trust 
2.30pm - Clare Rayner - Environmental - The Refill Jar - Celebrating Motherhood and Business 
3.15pm - Briony Rowntree - Coach, trainer and workshop leader
From 4.30pm - Young Enterprise Showcase Competition. 
Scarborough Art Gallery will host the following events: 

9.45am - Speed Networking with Duncan Lewis from Eaglei
11am - Young Entrepreneurs Question Time Panel - with Duncan Lewis from Eaglei and our Young Entrepreneurs - Jess Hogarth, Reece Wild, Robyn Keech, Steve Marson, Amy Taylor and Emily Richardson
12.15pm - Sign A Song with Street Sign
2pm - Chocolate Workshop with Crofts Chocolates
3.15pm - Celebrating women in science with Angela Too and Lisa Mead from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kagyu Samye Dzong Yoga Studio will be the location for:

10am - Yoga for mental health wellbeing with Carrie Froggett from the Frog Project 
11.30am - Adult dance class with Mary-Ann from Ta'Dance 
1pm - Shiatsu - Bring Mindfulness To Every Move with Jo Smit 
2:30pm - Yoga Nidra, a type of deep relaxation with Sarah Priestley
Kagyu Samye Dzong Meditation Hall events include:

10.30am - Mindfulness for busy people with Ani Tselha 
12noon - Self Care - Loving, kindness and compassion with Ani Tselha 
1.30pm -Posture and chair-based exercise with Roots of Yggdrasil 
3:00pm Happiness and wellbeing meditation with Ani Tselha 
Stands at Woodend include:

Future Intentions, Burlington Financial, Faith Young Writer, Your Lead Generation, KD Recruitment, McCray Press/Jae Designs, Bridlington Escape Rooms, Whitby Distillery, Yorkshire In Business, Inspiring Women, Beyond Housing, Hunmanby Pantry, Asquiths Accountants, GI Group, The Gift Wellness Foundations, Inspiring Women, 
Stands at Scarborough Art Gallery include:

Futureworks NY, Roots Of Yggdrasil, Body Massage and Beauty, Wood Cottage Crafts, Native Deli, Happy Soul, Artemisia Gardens, Ta Dance,  Nails by Karem, Vine Stitches, the NHS and Young Enterprise Company Programme. 

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