Empowering the Women of Liverpool
Wednesday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women throughout history, across all cultures, and their achievements.
The gender gap is growing with news that women earn 26.4% less globally and just 26% of jobs in digital sector are held by women; far below the overall workforce average of 47%. To combat these issues groups of women have surfaced across Liverpool to stamp out inequality and stir up the potential in local ladies. Keep reading to see how you can get involved.
The Ladies Network
We are pleased to announce Liverpool Ladies Network as one of our sponsors for our International Women’s Day event. LLN is a not-for-profit business network for professional women working within Liverpool and the City Region. Ran by a voluntary committee made up of local female professionals, the network is committed to the economic development of members’ businesses.
They hold five lunches per year with the purpose to provide a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment where like-minded women can meet new contacts, build valuable business relationships, and develop within Merseyside.
The Women in Business Network
Another sponsor we’re proud of having on board is the Women in Business Network. WIBN is a membership organisation for women who wish to gain new business opportunities through word of mouth. Members receive professional expertise and support, and encourage each other through collaboration.
Launched in 2005, WIBN has accelerated into an extensive network of local groups across the UK, continuing to grow through the franchising opportunities available. With over 2000 members and counting, they hold monthly meetings with business and expert enterprise advice.
To find out more of the services available, http://www.wibn.co.uk
Liverpool Girl Geeks
By 2040, it is estimated that only 1% of the tech sector will be female if there are no interventions. LGG are on a mission to change this by encouraging women to release their inner tech-genius’ with their wide range of events, courses, and workshops on offer to women and girls of all ages and backgrounds.
Co-founded by Chelsea Slater, Jo Morfee and Rebecca Jones, Liverpool Girl Geeks was born from the disparity between male and female representation in digital industries, and their passion for all things tech.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at code or you’ve got ideas for a new gaming platform, contact www.liverpoolgirlgeeks.co.uk
Northern Power Women
Simone Roche founded Northern Power Women out of a passion to connect and engage with people about gender equality. The collaborative campaign aims to accelerate and celebrate role models in the North West with its annual awards ceremony, held in Manchester this month.
Winners are profiled and their stories are shared to inspire other individuals and businesses to step up. NPW also feature a Power list and a Future list, which highlight “the ones to watch” — current and future changemakers, leaders and influencers.
To find out more about the awards ceremony, visit http://www.northernpowerwomen.co.uk/npwawards
The Women’s Organisation
As the largest developer and deliverer of training and support for women in the UK. The Women’s Organisation work with women of all ages from diverse communities and backgrounds across the North West, and provide access to funding and facilities, as well as experience and expertise that they need to succeed.
Based in the Baltic Triangle, The Women’s Org offer professional advice and support, projects, partnerships, as well as courses and workshops ranging from utilising social media for business to understanding tax.
To sign-up for one of their innovative courses, visit http://www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk
The Climbing Hangar
The Climing Hangar have a specific policy of encouraging female participation in climbing, and currently have 43% female climbers attend.
The Women’s Climbing Symposium (WCS) started at the Liverpool climbing wall back in 2011 in response to a study into how men and women think differently about climbing. Ran by top athletes Steph Meysner and Shauna Coxsey, the aim of the event was to celebrate women’s involvement in a male-dominated sport, open up the community and give female climbers a place to develop their skills and encourage others.
The Climbing Hangar are currently in collaboration with Thisgirlcan: set to host a series of events to encourage mums and daughters to climb together.
Based at the top of Bold Street, WHISC is a charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and their families. Established in 1984, our experienced and professional team can offer an extensive range of information, support, treatments and guidance services and they guarantee a warm and friendly welcome. Offering free confidential services such as a health information drop-in, “listening ear” sessions, support groups, counselling, relaxation classes, pregnancy testing, exercise classes, and holistic treatments.
To sign up to one of their free course or find out more about service available click here http://whisc.org.uk/
Nourish Ladies Gym
A female-only health club based in Hatton Garden with a gym, spa and yoga studio for fitness & dance classes, as well as beauty treatment rooms, nail spa & hairdressers.
Director Grace McGinnis has created a concept which fits a hole in the market for females to feel comfortable and empowered in a safe and encouraging space.
Grace will be holding a stall at our IWD event so why have a chat to find out more, treat yourself! If you can’t make it check out their website: http://nourishliverpool.com/
International Women’s Day takes place at Launch22 on Wednesday 8th March from 8am until 8pm. Get your tickets here: