Rotherham provides top speakers at International Women’s Day event

By Michael Upton | 02/03/2018

Rotherham provides top speakers at International Women’s Day event

THEME park boss Julie Dalton and charity founder Deborah Bullivant are among the speakers at an event next week to mark International Women’s Day.

Ms Dalton, the managing director of Gulliver’s Theme Parks and Ms Bullivant, Founder of literacy charity Grimm & Co will join other leading businesswomen fron Rotherham and South Yorkshire for the gathering next Thursday.

The event is designed for people attending to share, reflect on and be inspired by women's personal journeys, achievements and challenges both professionally and personally. 

Jackie Freeborn (pictured), Chair of Women in Business, will also speak about how Rotherham is continuing to be at the forefront of recognising and celebrating the contributions women make to our daily lives, in communities and the business sector. 

Among those attending are Pioneers for The Rotherham Story, a network of leaders transforming the way that Rotherham is promoted as a progressive place to live and do business.

There will also be a number of 'Sofa Chats' taking place, mothers and their children including Deborah and her son, actor Luke, will share their story of the life of a working mum from both sides.

Ms Freeborn said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting our International Women's Day Conference.  

“We have a fantastic line up of speakers who will be sharing their inspirational journeys, their achievements, the challenges and the funny, as well as their motivation, drive and words of wisdom for all to learn from.”

Everyone — whether male or female — welcome to attend the event at Holiday Inn Barnsley from 2.30pm to 7pm at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley.

Tickets are priced at £34.95 plus VAT for members and £39.95 plus VAT for non-members and are available at

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