Special event organised to mark International Women’s Day
Dorset Chamber of Commerce is marking International Women’s day with a special lunch event at The Captain’s Club in Christchurch.
The global theme for International Women’s Day on March 8th is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
This is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, ‘Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’.
The lunch will be hosted by three female presidents: Caron Khan (president of Dorset Chamber), Jacqui Rock (president of Bournemouth Chamber) Suzanne Kadziola (president of Christchurch Chamber).
There will be the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion and Q&A which celebrates how digital technology has enabled and empowered women.
Caron Khan, Dorset Chamber president, said: “Dorset exemplifies how digital innovation and growth has shaped a region of female leaders and entrepreneurs who use digital to transform lives and the way we do business.
“The rapid growth of the digital sector in Dorset has provided opportunities for women to sit shoulder to shoulder with men.
“The rise of digital technology has created a never-imagined, flexible work-life balance, empowered them to acquire new skills and created ground-breaking opportunities for female-focussed tech.
“Woman have used digital and tech to reinvent the way that business is done. So, is there still a glass ceiling in this sector? If so, how do we break it?
“During the event, the panel and guests will explore and debate what has enabled this growth.
“We’ll also consider what we, as change-makers in the Dorset business communities, can do support its future.
“This is about enabling the current workforce – and future generations – to explore the opportunities available and have the confidence to seize them.”