The last year has been, and continues to be, challenging. But it has also shed light on new opportunities and different ways of doing the things we have always done. And that includes our International Women’s Day event, Women Mean Business. We have all overcome a number of unexpected hurdles and at times it has felt like a real balancing act, with many of us juggling work and home-schooling as well as staying connected with friends and family and normal day to day life with limited support.
To recognise this Frome Town Council and Engaging Women are bringing people together virtually to celebrate International Women’s Day and just how much has been achieved since the Covid pandemic hit. The free “Women Mean Business” event will take place online on the afternoon of Friday 12th March to mark International Women’s Day which takes place earlier in the week.
It will consist of talks, panels and workshops designed around celebrating and empowering women in everyday life and business and any gaps in between. It will be packed-full of inspiring and insightful Frome based women sharing their stories, from adapting a business and surviving the impact of Covid, to lessons learned through lockdown but with an eye to the future. Attendees will be able to learn from, and network with, many likeminded people as well as having the chance to reflect, relax and discover something new as we look ahead to the future and what it might bring. Guests will be able to drop in and out of the afternoon as commitments allow.
Cllr Lizzie Boyle who will be running an entertaining Gender Bias Bingo session, said: “It’s been a tough year and we have adapted and grown and now’s the time to celebrate this with a wonderful opportunity to reflect and connect with others. The theme of IWD this year is Choose to Challenge, and we always try to challenge at Frome Town Council so we are focussing on personal resilience and goal setting. We know you may have other commitments so the afternoon has been designed with bite sized sessions so you can join when you’re able to – I look forward to meeting many of you there.”
As well as offering short, how-to mindful activities between sessions such as breathwork, reflexology and mindful doodling, and kicking of with a short fun Mojo moves session, the afternoon will finish with a cocktail/mocktail making session to round off Friday and the working week/home schooling off in style. You will need to provide your own ingredients but we will provide the tuition. Other treats will be available on sign up.
All welcome regardless of gender. To join in the activities, simply sign up at http://bit.ly/WMB-2021