Women in Business event puts females at heart of prosperity

The future success of the country is based on full participation of women in all spheres of business, the head of York Council has said.

Kersten England

Kersten England, chief executive at City of York Council, told the audience at a Women in Business event that changes must be made so the success females achieve in education translates into achievement in business.

The event, hosted jointly by Barclays and The Yorkshire Post, focused on how women can take their businesses “from good to great”.

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Speaking after the event, Ms England said: “I think the prosperity of our communities and cities is dependent on everybody being able to play a full part.

“It’s too often the case that women’s full contribution isn’t being made.”

Ms England said it was a “great event”, which coincided with the end of Global Entrepreneurs Week.

“It was a great high note to end on, meeting with a group of 50 women who are all part of creating the prosperity of our region and country.”

Jeremy Clifford, editor of The Yorkshire Post, also spoke to the audience, explaining how the newspaper is reflecting on the profile and voice of women throughout it’s coverage.

Caroline Pullich, Barclays’ head of business banking in the North East and organiser of the event, said: “The day was brilliant because we had like-minded female business people in the same room.

“If they could take one thing away from one of the guest speakers, hopefully it will help their businesses grow.”