Learning for success is key theme at WIB 2017

By Anita Jaynes on February 15, 2017

Lifelong learning and its role in successful business will be a key theme at the Swindon & Wiltshire Women in Business Conference, being held at Bowood Estate on International Women’s Day, Wednesday March.

Research has shown that business leaders and managers who keep learning – and keep their staff learning – run the most successful businesses.

“More than just getting up to speed, continual learning is the only way to keep up with developments and even stay ahead of the game” said Jolyon Rose, conference organiser. “But for women in business, it’s not always that easy.”

Balancing home, family, mud and runny noses, the difficulties in keeping abreast of opportunities and threats whilst still managing home and business can seem overwhelming.

The Women in Business Conference offers a chance to get inspired, informed and connected. The stupendous workshop programme includes topics like strategy and PR, social media and agile planning, mind-set and body language, better communications and even a quick-start guide to exporting.

“We hope that our expert speakers and trainers will provide enough learning input and stimulation to keep the delegates replete and buzzing for at least the next 6 months” added Jolyon.

Beyond the workshops, this year’s event offers an exceptional mix of guest speakers, exhibitions and networking areas – as well as the chance to sign up to Swindon & Wiltshire’s new SME Growth project, with 12 hours free specialist business advice and grants of up to £10,000.

Also being introduced for the first time is the WiB Brainstorm Booth – a chance for participants to bring their own questions, ideas and blocks for discussion: crowd-sourced solutions and inspiration.

Now in its third year, the event attracts some 150 motivated and aspiring business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from around the region, as well as many local and national business support organisations and professionals.

Tickets cost just £35 per person, or £75 with a half-day pop-up stand – all tickets include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Further details and ticket reservation online at www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk/wib