As part of its activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week and Parliament Week, Pink Shoe Club hosted a delegation from KAGIDER, the eminent Turkish Women Entrepreneurs Network. Lord Ahmed officially welcomed the delegation to the House of Lords.
Then Kagider President Gulden Turktan gave a fascinating address and presented Lord Ahmed with a special Award.
Following this, we heard interesting presentations from Marianne Schoening of Accenture and Charlotte Ruhe from EBRD. Jill Pay then chaired the roundtable discussion on 'Women as engineers of Economic Growth' sharing ideas on cooperation between women owned businesses in Turkey and the UK. Finally, Sue Lawton chaired an interactive debate on how women entrepreneurs can best engage with democracy.
On Women's Entrepreneurship Day, the Pink Shoe Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Women Impacting Public Policy International. This colloboration is the first step towards the creation of a Global Economic Blueprint for Women. Pink Shoe Club will be working on the UK's bespoke Blueprint, with guidance from WIPP International.
To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week as part of its annual series of high impact events, on Women's Entrepreneurship Day Pink Shoe Club held an interactive debate on International Entrepreneurship for Women.
Delegates discussed the excellent ideas put forward at the recent Female Quotient (FQ) conference, with the best ideas being refined ready for inclusion in the UK's Economic Blueprint.
The event was hosted by The Earl of Erroll on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship. Lorely Burt MP, Chairman of the All-Party Group for Women & Enterprise spoke eloquently in the debate. Following the roundtable guests adjourned for drinks and networking.
In the grand surroundings of the Speaker's House at the House of Commons, Patchwork Foundation held its annual MP of the Year ceremony. The event was well attended by MPs of all Parties to hear the winner announced: Chuka Umunna MP.