MORE than 100 people attended a conference to celebrate the success of a women-only programme which supports female entrepreneurs across Worcestershire.
Funded by the Government Equality Office’s Superfast Broadband Challenge fund as part of the wider Women and Broadband Scheme, Worcestershire County Council is one of just 16 areas nationally to pilot the Women2Web programme.
Since 2014, Women2Web has supported budding female business owners and women returning to the workplace with a series of free networking and digital training sessions across the county.
Following the success of last year’s Increase your Online Oommph conference, the team were back at Worcestershire County Cricket Club with #ShesDigital, a day dedicated to all things digital with a focus on business confidence.
With more than 500 ladies benefitting from the programme so far, host Lorna Jeynes from Worcestershire County Council spoke of the success that Women2Web had become.
She said: “Today has just been phenomenal, the buzz in the room when you get a group of women together always amazes me. Today concludes another successful round of Women2Web.
“I am so proud of everyone who has taken part, seeing people grow in confidence and develop their business ambitions or re-enter the work place is really rewarding. But this isn’t the end, watch this space for more news from us soon”.
Keynote speaker, Jo Cameron from the second series of the Apprentice and Jo Cameron’s Achievers Academy, gave a motivational session on easy ways to boost self-esteem and achieve business growth.
She said: “I love speaking at events like these, I believe we spend too much time focusing on where we fail, I like to see every failure as an experiment which you can learn from and that really is the foundation to my Stand up, Shut up, Think up approach to Business and life.”