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Blackburn College Continues International Women’s Day Celebrations

Blackburn College Continues International Women’s Day Celebrations

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.

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, which is rated No. 1 out of 167 restaurants in Blackburn on TripAdvisor.

Our speakers were Liz Pollard of Enabling Bold Moves (who co-hosted the event), Rachel Kay of lovelocaltraining and Justine Hodgkinson of Advocacy Focus.

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.”

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.”

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’s next Open Event is Wednesday 17th June from 4:30pm to 8pm across the entire campus and prospective students are encouraged to attend.

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12 Mar 2020, 10:56 AM