25 Years Celebration Conference: Inspiring Tomorrow's Leading Women Today

Business Women’s Link are celebrating 25 years of the popular Lincolnshire networking group with a special conference, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leading Women Today.

Venue:         The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln

Date:            25th March


13.15 – 14.00 – Welcome drinks and Networking

14.00 – 17.25 – Speakers & Afternoon Tea with Bubbly

17.25 – 19.00 – Socialising & Networking in Bar area

Our fabulous line-up of speakers are both experienced, successful and not to be missed:

Leadership Coach & Author Susan Ritchie – Having Something To Say: How to find your voice in a world that doesn’t always want to listen

Co-founder of NWCH (Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub) Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska – Where is your path taking you?

City of Lincoln Council Chief Executive Angela Andrews – Staying Graceful Like A Swan:  Keeping your cool when things get tough

Retail Consultant AnnMarie McClintock – What does it take to become a successful leader?

We will be raising funds for YMCA Lincolnshire at the event, including our raffle – please bring £5 notes to take part.

Raffle prize donations gratefully received.


Future events:

2nd July 2020:

Summer Networking Lunch

Venue:  Hemswell Court, Lancaster Green, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough

3rd December 2020:

Annual Christmas Lunch

Venue: Branston Hall Hotel, Lincoln Road, Branston, Lincoln

In addition to the above, events are planned for May, September and October.  More information and booking details will follow.

Past events:

Annual Christmas Lunch 2019 – Branston Hall Hotel

Members and guests tucked into a delicious three-course lunch, heard from guest speaker City of Lincoln Council Chief Executive Angela Andrews – who shared her journey “From Cashier to Chief Executive” and enjoyed festive music from violinist Stephen Clarke.

The legendary raffle, raised funds for Lincolnshire YMCA and we donated essential toiletries (including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels, deodorants and other personal care items).




November 2019:  Sue Ritchie – Tips for Personal and Business Success

Members and guests took away from the session some hot tips for ways to boost their confidence and scale the career ladder. Leadership coach and author Susan Ritchie, shared lots of ideas of how women can make a bigger impact in the workplace and enjoy greater job satisfaction.

Susan talked about Beyond the Imposter – How to Show Up and Shine; Finding Your Inner Leader and Developing Your Voice and Raising Your Profile and Creating an Impact.  We also had the opportunity to buy Susan’s latest book, launched earlier this year, called: “Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders.”

September 2019:  Rachel Linstead – Firecracker

We were given a wealth of advice for keeping ourselves fighting fit.  Our speaker was Rachel Linstead of Firecracker, who shared her Ten Top Tips for Being Happy, Healthy and Productive Daily.

Rachel focused on workplace health and talked about how we can be more productive, by paying attention to our nutrition, health and wellbeing.  Rachel said “Whether people work for themselves or are part of a business team, being productive daily is a great way to achieve your goals”.

July 2019: Summer Lunch


We were thrilled to introduce Carol Shakespeare-Eyley as our keynote speaker at the Summer Lunch.  Carol’s story inspired and motivated everyone, showing how a determined young woman fought alongside others to change history by working with the Movement of the Ordination of Women (MOW).  Efforts were rewarded when, in 2014, the first woman was ordained a Bishop in the Church of England.  History was made, thanks to Carol and MOW’s energetic and determined fight.  


As always, we focused on raising funds for our nominated charity, YMCA Lincolnshire for 2019.  The raffle prizes were plentiful, generously provided by members and supporters of BWL, with £530 raised.  We also had focused donations of not needed toiletries, sanitary products, hair brushes and much more.  Caroline Killeavy, CEO of YMCA Lincolnshire, joined us at the event and had more donations than her car could carry.  Testament to the generosity of all the attendees.  

May 2019: Don’t Make Me Think – With Zoe Easey of Epix Media

 Good decision making was the hot topic of conversation when members and guests met in May.  


Epix Media Director, Zoe Easey, encouraged business owners and managers to think carefully about ways in which they can interact more successfully with their clients – strengthening the relationship from both sides.  Zoe also focused on the importance of limiting the number of decisions a business presents to people.  

Zoe, who founded Epix is 2010, was recently co-opted onto the Board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership for a year, to steer the LEP’s digital strategy.  Zoe is also Lincoln Business Club Chair and an independent governor at the University of Lincoln.


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