UK & Ireland
March 9, 2011


Last week we held the WEConnect Europe conference – and it was a great day for all who attended.

If you weren’t there you missed:

  • Using the “real time technology” for voting and asking questions
  • Dragons Den where 5 women business owners pitched to Corporate Members
  • Insightful and inspiring keynote presentations from Fay Sharpe, MD at Zibrant, and Amanda Burton, COO of Clifford Chance

Watch the video of the highlights: http://www.youtube.com/user/WEConnection#p/a/u/0/xPwy0ZJrhXk

Susan Heaton Wright, from Viva Live Music, impressed the Dragons and won £1000 that she is going to use to develop a marketing plan to grow her business. Becky Toal, from Crowberry Consulting, won the audience vote and gets a “power lunch” with a Senior Procurement Director in Goldman Sachs.

Congratulations to the other three businesses who participated: BiZAS, Bailey Balfour Consulting and Digital Salad who all delivered great 4 minute pitches!

Evaluation showed that the average feedback on the event was 4.5 out of 5. Comments from attendees included

“I thought the conference excellent: plenty of interest, high levels of energy in the room, good use of technology to enable real-time feedback, and very engaging speakers” Sarah Coleman

“I loved the Dragons Den – excellent panel and such brave WBE’s! Hats off to them all – brilliant!” Gill Thorpe

“The speakers were all excellent, with interesting perspectives, good learning points and inspiring reminders that we can all be more and do more. There was a wonderful spirit of sharing, support and exchange which I valued greatly.” Penny Sophocleous