It is time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Join 20 Stories this International Women’s Day for a buffet breakfast and live panel Q&A with some of the most influential women in Manchester, in collaboration with women’s charity Elle for Elle.

From running event companies to heading up large firms, charities, festivals and more, it is time to hear from our businesswomen of today about what qualities they believe make a real leader, the challenges they have faced in their industries and how they would like to impact women’s rights today.

The Confirmed Line Up for the event is below:

Host – Lisa Morton – Founder and CEO of Roland Dransfield


Elizabeth Bisby – Chief Operating Officer at OBI Property

Liz Taylor – CEO and Creative Director of Taylor Lynn Corporation

Bryony Shanahan – Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Gaynor Rigby – Managing Partner at Equilibrium Asset Management

Who are Elle for Elle?

Started by two friends, Lynette Page-Collin and Rachel O’Hare, Elle for Elle collects body-care, haircare and cosmetics from public donations and donates these to women’s refuges, and shelters across the North-West of England.

Currently, there are 305 female refuges in the UK, housing on average 12 women per site. In most cases, bathrooms are shared per 3 women offering 4 bathrooms per site. That’s potentially 1,220 bathrooms to fill in the UK and 132 being in the North West.

Elle for Elle ensures each woman has a welcome pack with basic toiletries, un-used cosmetics and food vouchers. They also make sure all bathroom cupboards are stocked with basic necessities so women who have fled their homes with nothing don’t feel demeaned having to ask for basic products.

£5 of all ticket sales will be donated to our chosen charity, with £1 added onto our diners bills throughout the month of March.

Date: Friday 6th March

Time: 08.00 – 10.00

Location: 20 Stories Restaurant & Bar

Ticket Price: £25pp

Purchase your ticket via the D&D London Gift Shop here.


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