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Lunch & Learn Seminars with DMH Stallard

Pink Shoe has organised a series of Lunch & Learn Seminars supported by award-winning law firm DMH Stallard at their City offices.  Hosted by Olivia Cooper, partner at DMH and transformation expert Lan O’Connor of Taper Consulting, each roundtable is chaired by Pink Shoe President Helene Martin Gee. Guests include leading entrepreneurs, professionals and senior business women with places allocated by invitation.

Part of Pink Shoe’s work on the UK Economic Blueprint for Women, the Seminars are specifically designed to support and encourage scalable women-owned businesses. Ideas and outcomes generated will be published in our #Scale4Success Report to be launched at the House of Lords in November, on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Leading speakers have covered a range of topics:

Innovation: with Deb Leary OBE, CEO and founder of Forensic Pathways and recently appointed Export Champion; and Libby Mawhood, COO of leading innovation experts and early stage investors L Marks.

Inside IP: with James Martin, IP Partner at DMH; and Mark Cruickshank, IP Legal Counsel at RBS.

Going Global: with Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO of Creative England; and Dr Barbara Ghinelli, Director of Business Development, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Harwell.



International Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s Day Baroness Burt of Solihull kindly hosted a special tea at the House of Lords. We were then able to listen to debate in the House of Commons and hear MPs of all parties discuss the vital contribution of women to all aspects of society and the world of work.

Women in Parliament

We enjoyed a unique look behind the scenes of both Houses with Jill Pay, who was the first female Serjeant at Arms. Firstly an interactive roundtable in conversation with some of the women running different aspects of Parliament. We gained an insight into the workings of the House including the library, IT, Vote 100 project and the doorkeepers this was a fascinating event revealing the many different roles available to women in Parliament. The roundtable was followed by refreshments and networking.

GEW Roundtable at House of Lords

Hosted by The Earl of Erroll along with Craig Tracey MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women & Enterprise, this year the subject for our Global Entrepreneurship Week roundtable was ‘Growing a business with innovation, collaboration, excellence and teamwork’. The discussion with leading entrepreneurs was chaired by Katherine Corich, Founder of Sysdoc, with speakers including Maggie Berry, director of WEConnect Europe.


#FQ3 at The Shard

Pink Shoe, together with the Enterprise Research Centre, held its third highly successful International Forum at The Shard. #FQ3 was generously supported by EY and Addidi. Keynote speaker was The Rt Hon Caroline Dineage MP and the event was hosted by Pink Shoe Founder Helene Martin Gee along with Jill Pay, who leads on the UK Economic Blueprint for Women. After an engaging welcome from ERC’s Professor Stephen Roper we were honoured to hear from Jennifer Bisceglie, President of our US partner Quantum Leaps,who flew into London especially to join us.




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