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Second Women’s Event has serious style!

11 March 2016

Style Queen Cathy Martin, creator of Belfast Fashion Week, will take to the stage at the Bridewell, Magherafelt on Wednesday, 23 March for the second Empowering Women Together event, organised by the Chair and Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council.

The first event, which took place last week at Ranfurly House, Dungannon was a huge success with the venue filled to capacity and with speakers including Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney and Emma Pengelly MLA it’s not surprising!

Next week’s event promises to deliver the same buzz with guest speakers Cathy Martin, Managing Director of CMPR, Helen Heron, local textile artist and Michelle O’Neill, MLA. Carol Doey will again take on the compering duties for the evening.

The Chair, Councillor Linda Dillon and Deputy Chair, Councillor Kim Ashton will also speak at the event and South West College will present their MISS STEM Project again, urging young girls and women to take up subjects and careers that are currently unattractive to women notably Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Both events were born out of a desire from both the Chair and Deputy Chair to hold a women’s event in the area that would celebrate, support and highlight the contribution of women in society.

Speaking after the first event, the Chair said: “The first Empowering Women Together event was a huge success, more than we could ever have hoped for and I know the second event at the Bridewell will surpass our expectations again! Everyone who attended had a fantastic night with many now actually hoping to come along to the next event because they found it such a positive and inspirational evening which is exactly what I intended when myself and the Deputy Chair came up with the idea.”

The Chair concluded, “We have fantastic capable women in our area and I am really looking forward to coming together again and getting another chance to meet and speak to you all on the 23 March! Places booked out fast for the first event though so get in quick to register for this one before it’s too late!”

The Deputy Chair added, “I would just like to urge women in the area to come along to the second Women’s Event at the Bridewell! An evening of fun, conversation and laughter awaits you so it would be a shame not to take advantage of it.

“With another impressive programme of speakers lined up to share their stories with us, it promises to be an event not to be missed and offers us another opportunity to motivate each other and showcase the strengths women in this district have. I am really looking forward to it!”

The event is free but spaces must be booked in advance by contacting the Bridewell, Magherafelt on 028 7963 1510 or Email: events@midulstercouncil.org

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