A call for action from the Chamber of Commerce #PressforProgress

Join Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to celebrate International Women’s Day at Peterborough Cathedral on Thursday 8 March.

A unique opportunity bringing business and young people from sixth form and colleges together to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event will encourage discussion and debate that supports and focuses on the professional development and gender parity for women both in the current and future workforce.

Attendees include people from all walks of business and sixth form school and college students to focus on this year’s theme #PressforProgress.

We will be joined by key players from Peterborough City Council – Leader Cllr John Holdich, Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive and Annette Joyce, Service Director – City Services and Communications.

After a short keynote address from Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya, guest speaker Georgie Bullen, Paralympian GB Goalball player will share her own experiences and challenges and how she has utilised her skills in sport to set up her own business.

Karen Beckwith, Chair of the Chamber’s Business Women’s Sector, said: “For the second year we are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event in the Cathedral focusing on our goal to support professional women to be successful and flourish in social, development and inspirational environments. This is a great way for us to bring together our existing workforce to engage with our workforce of the future. Cambridgeshire has so much to offer with so many fantastic career pathways and opportunities this is one small way we can raise this profile.”

To book the last few remaining places at this event contact Helen Bosett, Sector Co-ordinator at the Chamber on 01733 370809.

For more information on International Women’s Day please go to

International Women’s Day #Press for Progress

Thursday 8 March, 9.30am-12.30pm
Peterborough Cathedral

This event is sponsored by Hunt and Coombs Solicitors and Metro Bank and supports Peterborough Celebrates 900.