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Join Bristol and the South West to celebrate 100 years of achievement,
vision and inspiration since women won the right to vote.
In the mid-19th century, women who wanted to watch proceedings in the House of Commons had to climb into a ventilation shaft in the ceiling and peer through the bars. The momentous events of 1918 changed that.
A group of pioneers – driven by passion, vision and an unwavering commitment to equal rights – transformed the future of women in the UK. They sparked a wave of progress that continues today.
In 2018 we celebrate Vote 100: 100 years since the Representation of the People Act. In parallel to events in London, business and community leaders from the South West are gathering to recognise the pioneering spirit that defined the suffragette movement, and hear from modern-day female achievers who are inspiring new generations of trailblazers.
We Mean Biz is inviting both men and women to join in with this historic occasion with Women Mean Biz, celebrating and supporting women’s business achievements in their tenth anniversary year.
Inspirational Speakers include:
Lucienne Boyce – historian, author and speaker Lucienne will be sharing the fascinating stories of Bristol’s suffragette years, from colourful demonstrations on the Downs and stone-throwing in the centre, to riots on Queen’s Road and arson in the suburbs.
Laura Kerby – CEO of Penny Brohn Inspirational CEO Laura Kerby will be speaking about the legacy and pioneering work of Penny Brohn, a Bristol woman who has supported thousands of cancer sufferers and continues to touch many people’s lives through her charity.
Other Speakers to be confirmed.
11:30am - 12pm - Guests arrive, refreshments served 12:15pm - Welcome from Philippa Constable, WMB 12:30pm - 3 course banquet lunch and speakers 2pm - 5pm - Afternoon networking – an opportunity for delegates to meet the speakers and connect with local business owners from the WMB network, Business West, Women in Property, Institute of Directors and Penny Brohn, as well as key Bristol and South West community leaders.