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Women Unlimited Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Evening


laura tenison, natalie ellis, kanya king, rachel elnaugh

Gita PatelNovember 18, 2009. Women Unlimited have done it again! This year as part of Make your Mark’s Global Enterprise Week, We have pulled out all the stops. The Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Evening is a fabulous evening of fine dining and networking with some of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs on Women’s Enterprise Day at the Terrace Restaurant in the British Library.

…Want to know how fabulous?

Here is our line up…

Polly Gowers – founder of Everyclick – a social enterprise that is leading the way in enabling charities to raise money

Laura Tenison MBE – founder & MD of  jojomamanbebe.co.uk – the maternity, baby & nursery specialists with website, catalogue and 25 stores across the country.

Karen Darby – founder of Simply Switch which she sold for a reported £22m

Natalie Ellis – inventor of Road Refresher and Dragons Den rejectee who went on to conquer the United States market

Rachel Elnaugh – founder of Red Letter Days, Author of Business Nightmares, former Dragon and leading business mentor

Karen Hanton – founder of Top Table. The UK’s leading online restaurant guide

Saira Khan– founder of Miamoo,  and runner up on the 2005 show The Apprentice

Kanya King – founder and CEO of the MOBO Awards

Gita Patel – CEO and founder of Stargate Capital and  one of the most influential Asian entrepreneurs in the UK

The networking…

Now, imagine if you could put together your perfect table of female entrepreneurs to give you advice for your business. Who would you invite? These are our picks and we would like to invite you to come along and engage and network with these fantastic ladies. They are all leaders in their market sectors and will each be hosting a table. This means, you will have the chance to dine and engage with one of these entrepreneurs on a personal level. What are you going to talk about? You decide!

If your first choice entrepreneur is sold out, you will be able to request your second and third choice of entrepreneur and we will try to accommodate your choice as best we can. There will also be open networking with the entrepreneurs before and after the meal, so you will still have a chance to meet with all of the entrepreneurs at this time. We suggest an early arrival to give yourself maximum networking time.

The speaker

Sue Stockdale, the author of Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs: How Ten Leading Business Women Turned a Good Idea into a Fortune will also be sharing with us her learning from interviewing the female entpreneurs in her book.

New Entrepreneurs

Our original lineup sold out two weeks ago.  So we have decided to open up another table.  We have the amazing Gita Patel, founder of Stargate Capital (she also spoke for us at our launch event last year) and Laura Tenison from JoJo Maman Bebe.  We expect these new seats will go quickly, so make sure you book quickly if you would like to join us.

Many thanks to the Business and IP Centre at the British Library for supporting this fantastic event

The Waiting List

The event has now sold out again (sorry), however we do occassioanally get cancellations.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please send us an email and we will be in touch if there is a cancellation


KC EventsEvent Organiser:  Many thanks for Kelly Brown of KC Events who is supporting us in organising this event.  Here is some information about KC Events…

“Making people smile”, that’s our motto.  We are passionate and enthusiastic about our work and our clients, delivering the same service commitment from initial meeting to the completion of your project.  Our core function is corporate event management, which creates bespoke experiences for its clients.  Customer service, imagination, transparent costing and attention to detail are our 4 key drivers.

In life we are aware that it is the little things that matter and, therefore, our focus is on creating a tailored experience for both your internal and external clients.  To create an experience for an individual creates a memory.  We hope that in delivering a memorable experience we will ensure the spread of your company name in a positive light both internally and externally.

We work across a selection of industries and cater for events with attendees from 5 through 200 people on wide ranging budgets.

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  1. The everywoman Conference is also taking place in London on this day – so the great news is you could do both!

    Inspirational speakers, masterclasses (on creative thinking, leadership style, creating plans to promote your business and raising your online profile). And of course you will be able to network and share ideas with over 300 like-minded business owners. All in plush surroundings at the Hotel Russell.

    (Exhibition opportunities are also available).


  2. All the events sound fantastic and great opportunities to meet new people and network as well as picking up some great advice. However the fact that all the events are held in london excludes a lot of people. I for one can not get to london, as single mom with a heavy workload and very busy life can not drop everything to get a meeting which is often out of normal business hours and held 300 miles away. So what help is if you held live or recorded web seminars which we watch in our own time and a delegate list of people attending so we could connect through emails etc.

    Thanks for you time

    Samantha Mills

  3. Hi Samantha,

    There are events going on all over the UK on Women’s Enterprise Day (November 18th 2009) as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

    If you register on http://www.gew.org.uk you’ll be able to search for events in your area.

    I hope this is helpful.


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