Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Business women from across the North West have celebrated International Women’s Day in an inspirational networking event hosted by staff and students at Blackburn College.

Janine Smith, Commercial Training Manager at Blackburn College said: “It was a fantastic evening which offered business women from across the North West the chance to engage and support each other, in celebration of how far opportunities for women have progressed.

“The ethos behind International Women’s Day is that independence and the movement for equality belongs to women working together and that women should use their collective voice to make positive change.”

“We are very proud to have brought so many successful business women together, providing positive role models for our students.”

Three inspiring keynote speakers spoke at the event; Caroline Dakin of Caroline Dakin Associates, Sharon Amesu of SA Consulting and Heather Wright of Advance Performance. Janine added: “It was wonderful to hear from these three inspirational women and it was a delight to host the event to celebrate International Women’s Day.”

Students from Catering and Hospitality programmes designed and prepared the event’s delicious two-course menu, which was served at Blackburn College’s student-led restaurant, Scholars.

Blackburn College offers a number of professional courses with qualifications by the Association of Accountants (AAT), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX), Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

The College also offers qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) – where it has attained Centre of Excellence status for 20 consecutive years, with pass rates exceeding the national average every year and one student gaining the best mark in the world for the past two academic years.

12 Mar 2019, 14:39 PM

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