With International Women’s Day approaching, we’re thrilled to be the chosen charity for WoManchester, a festival of diversity and collaboration celebrating Manchester as one of the best places to foster female talent.

We’d like to thank Forever Manchester Ambassador Heather Gray, the founder of WoManchester, for choosing us as the festival’s charity partner. For more information visit https://www.womanchester.net/

The main WoManchester event is taking place on Thursday 8th March (6pm-9pm) at The Radisson Free Trade Hall.  The event will be an uplifting, inspiring evening which will showcase female talent, with a drinks reception and opportunity to network with leading local businesses.

There will also be a panel discussion from some of Manchester’s top business women: Joanne Roney (Chief Executive of Manchester City Council), Lou Cordwell OBE (Director of AllBright and CEO of Magnetic North) and Emer Coleman (Head of Tech Engagement at the Co-Op) will talk about what we can do to make Manchester even better as the city that supports gender parity, and how you as a business can #pressforprogress.

All profits from the tickets sales together with fundraising on the night will go to Forever Manchester.

Tickets are priced at £20 each and are available at

There are also a number of fringe events being hosted throughout the week by the following organsiations.

  • NatWest
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Accelerate Places
  • Institute of Directors Women
  • Northern Power Women
  • Pro-Manchester
  • Women in Tech
  • Tech Manchester
  • Business Growth Hub

Further information about these events can be found at https://www.womanchester.net/