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The first conference for the award winning social enterprise, WayfinderWoman, will be held on April 22 at the East Sussex National. This supports women and young girls wishing to find volunteering opportunities, enter the workplace, pursue careers or successfully set up businesses.

The half-day conference aims to help businesses reflect on their recruitment and working practices in order to access a wealth of unrecognised talent to help them grow and increase their bottom line.

Designed with women and businesses in mind, the conference is open to all and aims to inspire and help organisations to develop.

At the event there will be seven speakers who will talk about their stories of regional, national and international success to an audience of 160+. There will also be time for networking and lunch.

The speakers are as follows:

  • Nus Ghani, Wealden MP talking about her time training women under fire in Kabul
  • Julia Barfield, entrepreneur responsible for getting the London Eye built and finalist for the global Stirling Prize
  • Penny Mallory, world champion Rally Cross driver
  • Anji Hunter, Special Adviser to Edelman, the largest PR company in the world & Head of Communications to Tony Blair’s government
  • Penina Shepherd, MD of multi-award winning Acumen Business Law who will be talking about following your passion
  • Daryl Gayler, Regional MD of RBS
  • Katy Bourne, Sussex PCC and ex-businesswoman who built her business up from scratch and sold it on

Tickets are £40 per person and can be booked here.

There are also a limited number of sponsorship packages available.


Calling all women in business:  Lottery funded organisation to support businesswomen launches in Battle.

Working women said they wanted help and advice in building their business, starting a new career, managing team members or just building their self-confidence to take on new tasks and now there’s an organisation set up to do precisely that.

WayfinderWoman is a social enterprise funded by the local community, businesses and the National Lottery with the single aim of providing mutual support for women in business.


Following a successful launch of their website WayfinderWoman.com  and facebook page in January 2014 packed with free resources, they’ve built on the popular WayfinderWoman Clubs in Eastbourne and are now running them in Battle.

Open to any woman of working age, whether you run your own business or are employed, this National Lottery funded WayfinderWoman Club is an opportunity to get together to talk about issues you have in the workplace and gain valuable advice and support.

They have exclusive use of Mrs Burtons Restaurant to run this free, facilitated support group.  So for good conversation, great cakes and fantastic mutual help book your place on the WayfinderWoman Club on 28 October & 25 November 6.00-7.00pm

For more information email Laura Murphy on info@wayfinderwoman.com or phone 0796 957 2964