A series of influential women are lined up to speak at the Gender Forum, one of the core events at Co-operatives United.
This half day session, organised by the Co-operative Women’s Challenge, will take place on Wednesday 31 October, feature leading figures in the co-operative sector and focus on how co-operatives can address gender imbalance in the business world.
Keynote speakers will include renowned journalist and Guardian columnist, Polly Toynbee who will discuss the role of women in society, and Agnes Bolsø, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, who will highlight the action taken to make Norway a world leader in gender equality in business.
Keynote presentations will be followed by case studies from a new generation of co-operators, to give an inspirational look at the future for women in business.
Saskia Neibig, Trustee of The Woodcraft Folk, will be accompanied by Marloes Nicholls and Danielle Paffard, founders of the Move your Money campaign and Britta Werner, a director of Unicorn Grocery and Board Member of Co-operatives UK.
Speaking on the Gender Forum, Shelagh Everett, Programme Leader for the International Year of Co-operatives at Co-operatives UK said: “The Gender Forum brings together leading commentators from outside the co-operative sector with younger women pioneering co-operative business today. Building on the Co-operative Women’s Challenge, this will be a fantastic place for insight and inspiration and to network with co-operative women from around the world.”
Don’t miss out. Book your place for the Gender Forum now: http://www.manchester2012.coop/book-now