Women inspired to achieve by entrepreneur at Essar sponsored event

Essar Stanlow were proud to support the recent North West Women’s Network (NWWN) conference, at Chester University’s Thornton Science Park. Over 100 women joined forces for a day of networking, collaboration and development.

The event, attended by over 100 delegates, included a rich mix of presentations, workshops and discussion, all aimed at improving professional development for women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) industries across the North West. Colleagues from Essar attended the event, with Chief Operating Officer Jon Mason joining the panel for questions.

Joining the event as keynote speaker was Jo Fairley, co-founder of leading chocolate brand Green & Black’s. Jo inspired the delegates with her rollercoaster business story and lessons that she learned along the way. Top tips for the audience included constantly reinforcing the environment of possibility, and maintaining a focus on health of your own body and mind before managing others’.

Elaine Meskhi, of NWWN opened the event with an inspirational welcome. She commented: “The event was designed as an opportunity for women across the north-west working in STEM industries to come together for a day of learning and development.  There are many challenges facing women in industry, and investing time together as a group encourages collaboration and sharing ideas on personal and professional development.”

Delegates threw themselves into discussion and exercises around the themes of mentoring and career progression, as well as quizzing a panel of STEM leaders from the North West in a Q&A session.

For more information on the North West Women’s Network and future events follow @NWWN on twitter .