All tickets for tonight’s FM Women Event have now been sold. Over 80 women will attend the event sponsored and hosted by KPMG.


Forever Manchester Women is an event for the women of Greater Manchester to come together and feel supported and inspired.

The event, kindly sponsored by KPMG, is taking place this evening  (Wednesday 7th October 5pm-7pm) at  KPMG’s new offices in St. Peter’s Square, Manchester.

KPMG were the first tenants of the iconic new building, 1 St Peter’s Square and they are very proud to be able to host our Forever Manchester Women Event in their offices which includes a terrace area, that overlooks Manchester, including great bird’s eye views of the beautiful Manchester Central Library.

Once again, we have two fabulous speakers at our event. Women who have achieved their goals and dreams and now want to inspire other women to do the same.

We are pleased to announce that the Vice Chair of our Board, Sandy Lindsay who was recently honoured with an MBE will be speaking.

This year, Sandy was named a Member of the British Empire for services to business and young people as well as North West Director of the Year (SME) by the Institute of Directors.

Sandy began her career at the British Amateur Gymnastics Association and her first PR role was as PR Manager for the world-famous Aga cooker.

She moved to consultancy at the same time as she moved to Manchester and, during her 20 year consultancy career, Sandy has promoted and protected some of the world’s leading brands.

Sandy launched Tangerine in 2002 – which now has 60+ consultants, supporting world leading brands such as Peugeot, Reebok and Pizza Hut. And, to fill an industry skills gap and create much needed career openings for young people, she launched The Juice Academy social media apprenticeship in 2013, which has placed more than 100 young people in leading businesses across the North West.

Sandy specialises in helping companies prepare for and handle crises.

As well as being Forever Manchester’s Vice Chair, Sandy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a national Ambassador for Apprenticeships.

Our second guest speaker is the inspirational Peggy Mulongo, whose community project, NESTAC was featured in our fanzine earlier this year.

Peggy is a qualified Mental Health Nurse (RMN) and a Cross-cultural Therapist. Peggy has 14years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the UK, and she is the co-founding member of NESTAC, an organisation addressing the needs of African communities living in Greater Manchester, since 2003.

Peggy is an expert in delivering cross-cultural psychosocial therapy to refugees and asylum seekers, especially women from African descent, who have experienced mental distress such as that associated with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Peggy is a FGM Campaigner and FGM Trainer, teaching at University level and raising awareness on the issues surrounding FGM practice amongst professionals and within practising communities. She delivers high quality consultancy services and training sessions to various enterprises and organisations; locally in Greater Manchester, nationally and in African countries.

She has developed a cultural awareness pack that aims to increase greater knowledge and understanding of African culture and beliefs within the wider community, promote cross-cultural engagement and encourage social integration. She has 12 years’ experience in project development, management and fundraising.

We’re excited to hear both of our speakers on the evening and we’re sure you are too.

Tickets priced at £15, includes a welcome drink and canapes.

We’ll also be doing a raffle on the evening, which will raise money to help us to support female-led community projects across Greater Manchester.

KPMG Offices
1 St Peter’s Square
M2 3AG