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Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce Presses for Progress

9th February 2018

In the 100 years since some women were first given the vote, the UK has seen huge changes in women's roles, but there is still more to achieve.
 
With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report  findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress 
 
This International Women's Day (March 8) Lancaster and District Chamber is joining 1000'?s of organisations across the world to celebrate women's achievements and continue the press for progress.
 
The half-day event at The Mill, Glasson Docks, will combine a debating session with motivational speakers and a networking lunch.
 
But this isn't just an event for women.  We can only continue to create change if men and women work together to improve opportunities for every girl and woman in the UK, so not only will the debating panel be 50/50, we hope men will also attend this interesting and informative event.
 
The event will also see the launch of a series of quarterly workshops with a focus on female leadership. 
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. It is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. 
 
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. 
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce have a vital role in supporting the community and businesses of North Lancashire in addition to providing a direct channel of communication from local business to government.  Both the event and the new workshops reflect the strong commitment the Chamber has to Equality and Diversity within its own team and in the wider Chamber network.


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