A.R.M. Credit Control Managing Director, Rita Adams, (pictured receiving a prize from Catherine Sutton of Waterloo Brown) was proud to attend the ‘Breaking Through Barriers’ International Women’s Day celebrationevent for businesswomen in the Thames Valley region.
The event, which took place in March, was a successful joint venture by Success Network and Waterloo Brown who also sponsored the event, together with RBS.
‘Breaking Through Barriers’ provided the perfect balance of thoughts, ideas and strategies for women in business, as well as recognition of the many broader challenges they face, such as lack of confidence, family commitments and a tough economic climate.
The list of talented speakers included: RBS Business Manager Helen Hughes, Jayne Reddyhoff who runs Adword Adviser, Ethics Director of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and RSA Fellow Sue Roberts, toastmasters Mell Sheppard & Julie Farrell, as well as the hosts – Success Network founders Ute Wieczorek-King and Mary Fraser from Fraser HR.
Rita says: “The event was a fantastic celebration of women in business and proved that by connecting and supporting each other, we can all achieve our goals. I felt really inspired by the speakers, and the issues they discussed were relevant both to women and the broader business community.”
A highlight of the evening was the charity raffle supporting Oxfam’s new International Women’s Day fund, which supports women all over the world, in all their endeavours.
Rita believes that supporting local business and charity events is paramount to running a successful business, not only to develop her skills as a businesswoman but also to support others who face tough challenges along the path to success.
Rita says: “I would like to thank the organisers for putting together such a purposeful celebration of International Women’s Day. I left the event feeling more empowered as a woman in business and with a wealth of ideas that will greatly enhance the service we provide to our clients, and help them function more effectively during tough economic times.”