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23.05.08
Conference champions the women of Cornwall

For the second year running, the SMART Women Project are holding their pioneering conference, where an astonishing programme, featuring the South West's finest experts in the fields of women's enterprise, will meet at Tremough on 23 June for this inspiring one day event.

The SMART Women Conference is the largest of its kind in Cornwall, bringing together over 200 women to network, learn, grow and have fun. Delegates can enjoy opportunities for networking, sharing ideas and meeting exhibitors, who can provide the essentials for being a huge success.

The keynote speaker this year is Dr Glenda Stone, previous European Businesswoman of the Year, founder and CEO of the 30,000 strong Aurora Businesswomen's Network and Co-chair of the Government's Women's Enterprise Taskforce. Glenda has won numerous business awards and is regularly cited in the media regarding her views on women and work related issues. A straight-talking Australian, she says her top priority at the conference is to convince more women to be ambitious, take risks and expand their businesses.

The event brings together over thirty unique and engaging seminar speakers, sharing their experience and offering practical advice. Hear from national organisations such as the Chartered Management Institute, The Leadership Studies Centre at the University of Exeter and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, as well as local businesses, Coodes Solicitors, Worldwide Financial Planning and Jump Media. In addition, Carleen Kelemen, Director of Objective One will discuss Convergence investment and its opportunities for the women of Cornwall. In addition, the conference's generous corporate sponsors Business Link and Enterprise Edge will be among fifteen exhibition stands offering business support on the day.

Jennifer Atherton, SMART Women Project Manager said: "We are delighted to receive such confident support for the second year running from both our speakers and main sponsor Business Link.  It is vital to recognise the important contribution that women make to Cornwall's economy, through events such as these. We want all of the delegates to leave the conference with the tools, inspiration and motivation to make positive developments in their careers."

Last year, the SMART Women Conference was sold out within two weeks. A full conference programme and booking details are available from www.smartwomenconference.co.uk. Tickets are subsidised and cost £50 / £60 including lunch and refreshments. To book a business support exhibition stand, please call 01209 617573.

The SMART Women Project is managed by Cornwall College Business and is funded by Objective One and the Learning and Skills Partnership.

For further information please contact SMART Women on 01209 617573 or email smartwomen@ccb.cornwall.ac.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Cornwall College, which manages SMART Women, is a partner of the CUC.

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Clare Morgan
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cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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