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Women’s Event has ‘Cool’ credentials!

08 March 2016

Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney will be at Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, Dungannon on Wednesday, 9 March to speak at an Empowering Women Together Event organised by the Chair and Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council.

The event, which will take place from 7pm – 9pm, was born out of a particular desire from both the Chair and Deputy Chair to hold a women’s event that would celebrate, support and highlight the contribution of women in society.  

Motivational speakers, including Rebecca McKinney and Emma Pengelly, MLA, will take to the stage on the night to encourage all women to reach for their goals! Carol Doey from the Hub Cookstown, will compere the evening.

The Cool FM breakfast Show co-host, fashion stylist and self-professed life-lover, will put her experience to good use and be on hand to offer fashion tips and advice throughout the night as well as speak of her involvement in major fashion events such as Belfast Fashion Week.

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

Speaking about the event, The Chair said:

“I feel very strongly that women in leadership whether it is in the workplace, in their communities or in politics need to support each other. The first Chair and Deputy Chair of the new Mid Ulster District Council are women so I think we need to use this opportunity to leave a legacy when our term has ended.

“This is a fun, relaxed event that gives women an opportunity to come together to start a conversation that will hopefully lead to a forum for women to work together and support each other.”

The Chair finished, “We have fantastic capable women right across Mid Ulster and we need to support and champion each other!”

The Deputy Chair added, “I am delighted to be able to jointly host this event as one of the female political leaders in Mid Ulster District Council. It will be a great evening for women from across Mid Ulster to come together in an informal setting and network and make new connections. 

“If this first date doesn’t suit, there will be another event on Wednesday, 23 March at the Bridewell in Magherafelt. The aim of both these events is to motivate each other and showcase the strengths that women in this district have.

“I look forward to meeting you all in Dungannon and Magherafelt for what will be an enjoyable evening.”

The event is free but places must be booked in advance by contacting Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre on 028 87728600 or Email: events@midulstercouncil.org

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