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15th October 2018

Speed mentoring at Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes festival


Ten inspiring local women will be offering free ‘speed mentoring’ to the next generation, this coming Saturday 6th October 2018, as part of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes Festival taking place in Ipswich.

The festival, being delivered by women for women, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the centenary of women’s suffrage in Britain.

Sponsored by the East of England Co-op, the speed mentoring sessions will offer young women, aged 18-30, an opportunity to discuss their aspirations and receive guidance from inspirational, professional women at University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.

In addition to ‘speed mentoring’, the festival is set to offer empowerment workshops, opera and drama performances, a Suffragette exhibition and children’s activities. Multicultural food stalls will also be available.

Nikki Packham, Project Co-ordinator at Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes comments: “We are so pleased that the East of England Co-op has chosen to support our speed mentoring sessions this weekend.

“Our sessions are set to provide a great platform that will offer young women in Suffolk a chance to pick the brains of inspiring women who have achieved their goals and also discuss the options for their own career and academic paths.”

Oli Watts, Head of Communications and Community at East of England Co-op said: “Self-help, equality and solidarity are key co-operative values. We’re really pleased to be supporting this event which marks an important milestone in gender equality and provides support to future generations.”

While walk-ins will be welcome to take part in speeding mentoring on the day, sessions can also be booked in advance by email: wvwv100@gmail.com.

More information about Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes can be found HERE».

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