Women’s Empowerment Month events

Women's Empowerment Month

March 2017

Mum’s can dance too classes

Saturday 4, 11, 18 and 25 March –  Abbey Leisure Centre

Saturday’s aren’t just for the children to go to dancing lessons, ‘mums can dance too’.
So why don’t you get your dancing shoes on and come on down.
Free for everyone for the whole of March.

Women’s stories of Ford Dagenham

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 25 March – Valence House

Brought to you by the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch and supported by Heritage Lottery funding.
A visual and audio exhibition celebrating the lives of women who worked at Ford Dagenham between 1968-1984.
The exhibition explores the friendships forged during the unforgettable time in the history of the local area and the struggles endured on the picket line in Dagenham.

I have a cunning plan

Thursday 9 March – Barking Enterprise Centre

Your business has been running for a while now.
There has been some success and a few not so great moments.
So how do you ensure that when moving your business forward your successes increase along with your profits?
In the session we will revisit, review and refresh your business action plan.

We’re not finished! A look at women in activism and women in protest throughout the east end

Tuesday 14 March – Valence House

Among the many political figures who have come from and lived and worked in the east end, there have been many social movements and events to solidify it as a political area and one associated with social change.
This talk will explore some of these campaigns and stories that women have been involved in.

Speaking with clarity and impact

Wednesday 15 March – Barking Enterprise Centre

Being able to speak with passion, integrity and enthusiasm about your products and services is a vital skill for any business person.
However, the idea of giving a presentation makes many people break out into a cold sweat of apprehension.
In this session, you will discover how to manage your fears, structure what you say and how to say it in different scenarios and teach you which presentation tools are best.

Author book launch – Claire Buss – Gaia Effect

Thursday 16 March – Barking Learning Centre

Claire Buss previously came second in the Library Service, Arts Council sponsored Pen to Print 2015 writing competition.
She will be heading to Barking Learning Centre to launch her new science fiction/fantasy book, ‘The Gaia Effect’.
Claire describes the theme of her novel as “looking at how man and nature need to work together to survive.”

Vera Lynn 100th birthday tribute concert

Saturday 18 March – Valence House

Professional musicians, Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman will perform hits from the 1940s to mark the 100th birthday of the Forces sweetheart, Vera Lynn.

Mothers Count

Saturday 18 March – Cathedral of St Mary & St Helen

Come and celebrate womanhood and get set for Mother’s Day with the craft fair at the Cathedral of St Mary & St Helen.

Unleash your writing mojo!

Tuesday 21 March – Barking Learning Centre

Have you always wanted to be a published author?

Not sure how or where to start from?

Need a clear strategy from ‘idea’ to ‘published book?’

Mo Obadina will take you through the 7 simple steps taking you from the ‘idea’ to ‘published author’.

She will be sharing how she wrote her book ‘Unleash your business mojo!’ in just one month, what inspired her to write the book and the challenges she faced along the way.

Local women in politics

Wednesday 22 March – Barking Town Hall Chamber

A networking, get together event with a lively and educational discussion on the topic: Politics from a woman’s perspective; women getting involved and breaking the glass ceiling.

Influence, Affluence, Sustenance

Thursday 23 March – Barking Enterprise Centre

Women in history have fought the odds, stood up for what they believed in doing so with dignity, respect and strength.
These women have left us with a lasting legacy of which has enabled women of today to become successful in their own rights.
Come and listen to an informative and riveting seminar on influential women in history talking about how they paved the way for women to be successful and the ways women today can use this to sustain profit.

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Sunday 26 March – Eastbury Manor House

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a traditional afternoon tea at Eastbury Manor House.
The afternoon tea includes: finger sandwiches, warm scones, sweet pastries and speciality teas.

Unleash your business mojo!

Tuesday 28 March – Barking Learning Centre

Have you always dreamed of owning your own business, but stuck in the 9 to 5 cubicle?

Do you wish you knew where to begin?

Are you just starting out and finding it frustrating?

If you’re like most, the answer to those questions is ‘yes’, but you lack the know-how.

Join Mo Obadina and be inspired to start that successful business that you have always wanted to as she talks about her book ‘Unleash your business mojo!’

Women’s Empowerment Awards

Thursday 30 March – The Broadway Theatre

This is an invite only event.

The awards ceremony is fantastic opportunity to celebrate the diverse achievements of women who live and work in the borough.