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Business Breakfast: Women Who Lead

26th September 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

It’s time to celebrate the trailblazing women in business and modern-day suffragettes who are leading today’s charge for equality in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

It’s 101 years since (some) women won the right to vote. A lot has changed in that time, but as we know, women are still highly outnumbered in those top positions in business.

At Business Breakfast, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are breaking the mould for women in a whole range of industries, including digital, arts and local politics.

Join us for this inspirational panel event as we hear from influential and successful women as they share their journeys and advice on establishing themselves in the working world.

Business Breakfast is brought to you in partnership by The Women’s Organisation, National Museums Liverpool, NatWest and RISE Liverpool.


Camilla Mankabady – Director of Communications at Liverpool City Council

In January 2019 Camilla became the new Communications Director for Liverpool City Council. Camilla has 20-years-experience of running flagship newsrooms across both BBC News and ITV News. She has also worked as a Senior Media Consultant, helping to launch the Daytime and Evening schedules for the Euronews World Channel, in collaboration with the US-network NBC. Camilla is adept at story-telling, communicating complex thoughts, guiding dynamic teams of creative individuals and I thrive under pressure. In 2018, Camilla was nominated for a BAFTA for my news programme’s coverage of the ‘Grenfell Fire’ disaster.

Melanie Lewis – Director of Commercial and Business Development at National Museums Liverpool

Melanie is responsible for the commercial operation across National Museums Liverpool and heads up the trading company (NML Trading Ltd). The trading company includes in-house retail, merchandising, catering and events divisions. Melanie joined National Museums Liverpool in February 2012 with 10 years senior management experience in catering, hospitality and events within the football and stadia industry. She has delivered key initiatives and managed significant organisational change to establish National Museums Liverpool as a leading organisation within the museum sector for generating income.

Chelsea Slater – Co-founder & Director of InnovateHer

Chelsea works tirelessly to achieve gender equality within the tech sector. Her direct experiences of inequality within the sector inspired her to start her first business Liverpool Girl Geeks in 2013. Now, Co-Founder of InnovateHer she has ambitious plans to support teenage girls across the UK and beyond through a tech programme for teenage girls, providing them with the skills needed in order to have a thriving career within tech.

Dominique Walker – Trainee Detective Constable and Vice Chair of The Anthony Walker Foundation and Chair of BAME Police association

And hosted by: Erika Rushton

BACK HER BUSINESS – Supporting female entrepreneurs to start new businesses

NatWest have teamed up with Crowdfunder to help women get their ideas off the ground and start their own business.

Without funding, an idea is just that. In the UK, hardly any start-up funding goes to businesses led by women. NatWest want to change that.

Back Her Business lets women showcase their business ideas, and gives everyone the chance to back women-led businesses through crowdfunded donations.

For more details, contact NatWest’s Business Growth Enabler, Natalie Hughes:

+44 (0) 7917213381 / Natalie.Hughes@natwest.com


Date: 26th September 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Event CategoryEvents


Venue Name: Museum of Liverpool Pier Head Liverpool L3 1DG