KEEP+ joined female entrepreneurs from all over Essex at the Park Inn Radisson, Palace Hotel, Southend on Sea on 16th June. The event attracted a huge range of female led SMEs from across Essex, alongside business support networks and funding providers.
This annual expo is the largest of a programme of networking events taking place throughout the year aimed at encouraging and supporting women who are either in business or thinking of starting up, creating opportunities for collaboration and marketing.
With media reports of female representation in boardrooms across the UK falling short of the European average of 25% (Guardian April 2016) and the Government’s recommendations to firms for female board members to be increased to one third by 2020, women’s networks are key influencers in cultural changes in the workplace at a time when gender equality is up for discussion.
Check out the video for a summary of the event.