February 03 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Lancashire businesswomen urged to inspire female entrepreneurs

Female managers, directors and business leaders in Lancashire are being urged to join a project to inspire young female entrepreneurs. The Oysters and Pearls project has been organised to help women achieve success in business.

The project, which is being supported by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, will launch on 8th March, on International Women’s Day.

Exciting

The project was organised by Role founder and director Wendy Bowers. Her company celebrates equality by helping to provide support to women in business. 

Bowers described the project as “very important and exciting.”  

“In the journey of any successful role model you will find a moment in their history when someone inspired them,” she said.

Bowers added that there are women out there who can inspire the next generation and that they are being asked to “raise the aspirations” of 50 young female entrepreneurs who “may not be destined for Oxbridge, but who have a genuine spark which just needs a little oxygen.”

Inspiration

The North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for 50 businesswomen from senior roles to get involved with the project. They are being urged to each sponsor a young female entrepreneur and provide them with inspiration as they begin their career.

Bowers stated that the women could be from “media, logistics, professional services”, but that it would be great to have women from “non-traditional” roles come forward and take part in the project.

Erin O’Neill

Erin O’Neill is an LSBF News Writer who reports on small business, careers, technology and education news.

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