Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Successful Visible Women Event

Visible Women is a conference organised by two councillor colleagues and myself.

It was an idea developed several years ago and has since become on of the highlights of the year within both councils. It is an event to celebrate and motivate local women while at the same time each year we raise considerable amounts of money towards various charities.

This year, our speakers included Dr Janet Gray MBE winner of the World Disabled Water Skiing Championship in three disciplines. Kate Hoey MP Labour Minister from Northern Ireland, Grainia Long Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing in N I and Joanne Stewart of the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland.

Over 250 women from all spheres of life attend, and such is the demand for tickets, we work on a waiting list.

Already we have started to think about this year’s conference to be held as usual in November and look forward to as successful event as the previous ones have been.

I must thank the staff who work so tirelessly to make such a success for everyone involved.