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#BreaktheBias with Inspirational Women

Championing female entrepreneurs with a session to empower and energise

Women speaking in DEC
Networking | Seminars

Start the celebration of International Women's Day 2022 as we bring together inspirational women to discuss this years' theme #breakthebias

  • From: Friday 4 March 2022, 11.30 am
  • To: Friday 4 March 2022, 1.30 pm
  • Registration: Thursday 3 March 2022, 4pm
  • Location: Dryden Enterprise Centre, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 3 March 2022, 4.00 pm
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Event details

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022. Join us for a discussion with an inspirational female panel around this year’s theme #BreakTheBias.

We’re celebrating women at all stages in their career and looking at the shared female experience through education, work, progression and overcoming barriers along the way.

About the event

Date: 4 March

Time: 11.30 – 1.30pm

Location: Dryden Enterprise Centre, The Lounge and Reception

What can I expect?

First up, an informal reception, where guests can network, visit stalls of female-led enterprises, and enjoy some light refreshments. Following this, you will then be invited to share skills and learn from our panel chaired by Fiona Duncan-Steer, Founder of RSViP.


Our panel of inspirational women are here to share their stories, experiences and answer your questions. Panellists include:

Natalie Gasson-McKinley MIED

After working in the civil service as a Strategic Lead for the Midland’s Engine, Natalie returned to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as their Development Manager. She is passionate about supporting small businesses and those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Sandra Wiggins

Breaking barriers in a male dominated world, Sandra is a leader in the Manufacturing Industry. She acts as Managing and Financial Director of DPI (UK) LTD and outside of this role she supports fellow founders as a Manufacturing Mentor and Resilience Coach.

Jyoti Chadda

Having taken the leap from full-time to self-employment, Jyoti is founder of My Wellness Company. She is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Holistic Wellness Mentor with a focus on supporting people to find their calm is a busy world.

Sigourney Messam

Side-hustler extraordinaire Sigourney set up Sig Made It whilst on maternity leave, a home décor business which she runs alongside her job as a teacher. She wants to show women you can work a day-job, small-business and combine this with motherhood.


11.30 Welcome and refreshments

11.50 Panel begins

12.50 Panel session ends

12.55 Networking and browse stands

13.30 Event close

Booking information

This is an in-person session.

Location details


Dryden Enterprise Centre
Dryden Street


There is no onsite parking at the Dryden Enterprise Centre, and we encourage, wherever possible, that people access the building by walking, cycling, or using public transport.

The DEC is within Nottingham Trent University’s city campus.

We’re adjacent to the Dryden Centre and opposite the Bonington Gallery. Our location is highlighted by the NTU Enterprise pin. Map courtesy of Google.

If you’re using SatNav or Google Maps use the postcode NG1 4FQ to help find us.

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Still need help?

Deshaun Hancock
+44 115 84 82884