We are hosting an event exclusively for female entrepreneurs at this year’s MADE Festival and it’s going to be amazing!
It will be a gathering of Britain’s high-potential female business owners, so it’s definitely an event you want to be at to mingle.
We have also got some incredibly successful and high profile female entrepreneurs attending the event, who will be joining us on the panel to share insights into how they turned their idea into a reality. They will also be answering questions from the audience, so you could get business advice from one of them!
So, what is the MADE Festival?
Now in its third year, MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival is the country’s biggest and most inspiring festival of entrepreneurship, attracting around 3,000 guests and 50 high-profile speakers in venues across the city of Sheffield.
MADE brings together the country’s most successful business owners, incredible inventors and magnificent makers. This is your chance to be inspired, share insider tips, network, meet investors, mentor and even influence future policy.
Our fringe event is just one of the exciting events taking place on the 20th! Throughout the day you will be able to hear amazing keynote speeches, do lots of networking and get involved in all the activities going on.
It’s definitely an event not to be missed if you’re an entrepreneur looking to grow you business and become more successful.
Now let me tell you who is on the panel at The Sisterhood event…
Lara Morgan is a straight-talking entrepreneur who understands the frustrations felt by small and medium-sized businesses that have lost their way and are struggling with the step forward to real business growth, strategic leadership and the introduction of structure and process.
Over 17 years, Lara built her own international business, Pacific Direct, before selling a majority share 99% holding of the company for £20 million in 2008.
This experience and passion for business drove Lara to where she is today, with an ambitious plan to support entrepreneurs who want to maximize success.
Dale Murray is a Non-Executive Director and business angel investor in early-stage entrepreneurial businesses, named Angel Investor of the Year 2011. Prior to being an investor, Dale was a successful entrepreneur in the mobile telecoms sector (start to exit: 3 years; the angels who provided funding half-way through doubled their money in 18 months; grew revenues to £19m). In her early career, she spent time in financial change management; was part of the management team that founded Vodafone NZ; and with Price Waterhouse.
Gem Misa started natural food company Righteous in 2009 and has experienced rapid growth, with its turnover rising from £15,000 in 2010 to £120,000 in 2011. It expects to reach £0.5 million by the end of 2012.
Righteous has achieved its funding target of £75,000 in five weeks on the equity-based crowdfunding site, Crowdcube. 82 investors have put up the money in return for a 15 per cent stake in the London-based business that sells its products in, Harvey Nichols, Whole Foods Market, Tesco and Waitrose.
This award-winning start-up is the UK’s first ‘all natural’ salad dressing brand with its great-tasting dressing that is preservative-free, gluten-free and 100% vegan.
Date: Thursday 20th September 2012
Venue: Sheffield City Hall
To attend this event you will need to buy a ticket to MADE Festival and you will also need to complete the booking form below, so we know that you’re going to be coming along.