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#GBS18 Event Programming: Women in Business

It has been a century since the Representation of the People Act 1918 came into force, giving all men and some women the vote for the first time. It is also the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 which allowed women to become MPs. That year, in the December 1918 general election women voted and stood for parliament for the first time, allowing women’s voices to be heard in government.

At #GBS18, we will be reflecting upon that historic moment and exploring further the role that women in particular play in Gloucestershire’s business community today.  With a dedicated thread in the programme, we will explore the positives, challenges and how women see their future in the business world. We will take the time to address the issues around skills, pay equality, health & wellbeing of the workforce just as a start.

You can be involved in planning any of the programme threads and take part in the discussions by contacting us on directors@business-shows.co.uk