Celebrating International Women's Day with Sherry Coutu CBE & Kavita Oberoi OBE LEEDS [UK]

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Friday, 03 March 2017 12:00
Friday, 03 March 2017 15:30
Hilton Leeds City
Neville Street
West YorkshireGB

For International Women's Day 2017, we're asking you to #BeBoldForChange

Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender equal world.

Forward Ladies are inviting 2 game changers to share their achievements, challenges and give you the expert insight to how they overcame them.

We work with progressive forward thinking companies who want to tap into 100% of the talent in the market by attracting, retaining and recognising the contribution that women are making in business. Many companies are still struggling to create gender balanced businesses.

Drawing from 16 years of experience Forward Ladies is championing gender diversity in the work place and we are committed to investing in women by helping them building strong internal and external networks.

This event will bring together smart, engaged, forward thinking women interested in meeting likeminded individuals, expanding their knowledge and making a difference.

Our 2017 Media Partner is The Yorkshire Post.


Meet your Speakers

Kavita Oberoi, OBE - @Kavita_Oberoi

Kavita Oberoi OBE is one of the UK’s most highly regarded and successful female entrepreneurs and social philanthropists. 

After spending eight years working in the Pharmaceutical industry and missing out on promotion Kavita decided to go it alone, In 2001 she established her first business Oberoi Consulting after spotting a gap in the market for clinical audit services, clients include the NHS and Pharmaceutical Industry.

In 2012 Kavita also established Oberoi Business Hub, based in Derby’s Pride Park, which is a shared business hub designed to assist and encourage business start-ups and growing businesses. The hub offers a range of front-of-house and back office support services for businesses including, serviced offices, virtual offices, virtual PAs, call answering, fulfillment, mail handling, and many more. 

Kavita has appeared in many TV programmes, including The Secret Millionaire and The Apprentice You're Fired.

Her portfolio of philanthropic work is also consistently growing; 2010 saw her appointment by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts as Chair of the Global Girls' Fund Board where she leads the fundraising of £10 million pounds.  She’s also patron to a number of organisations.

Sherry Coutu, CBE - @scoutu

Sherry Coutu CBE is a former CEO and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities.

She chairs Founders4Schools and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and a NED of Zoopla and the London Stock Exchange Group. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Linkedin.com.

Philanthropically, she supports the Prince's Trust, the Crick Institute and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year's Honours List 2013.

What's included in the ticket price:

  • Networking 

  • Inspirational speeches 

  • 2 course meal and a glass of wine 

Event Programme

12.00                       Guest arrival 

12.20                       Call for dinner

12.30                       Introduction from Forward Ladies 

12.35                       Speaker

13.10                       Main Course served

13.45                       Speaker

14.20                       Dessert and coffee served          

14.45                       Discussion and Q and A 

15.15                       Closing remarks

15.30                       Event Close

*The programme is subject to change.

If you fancy meeting new contacts, like minded professional women and enjoy fantastic and inspiring speakers over a tasty lunch, then book your place.


Is there any parking available?

Parking is available at the hotel.

Where is the closest train station?

Leeds train station is a 2 minute walk from the hotel.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

Forward Ladies head office, tel 0845 64 34 940 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

What is the refund policy? 

Please see our terms and conditions on our website for more information should you need to cancel or amend your booking: www.forwardladies.com/about/terms-and-conditions/

How do I become a Forward Ladies Member?

See our Membership options on our website.


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