SHROPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce has expanded its power-packed line-up of guests for a special event to mark International Women’s Day.

The afternoon of online networking from 2-4pm on Monday, March 8, will include presentations from a beautician to the stars, a Guinness world record holder, a High Sheriff and many more amazing speakers.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Shropshire Chamber wants to celebrate ‘amazing business women’ from across the county – each of the speakers will be sharing stories and top tips from their areas of expertise, and fascinating careers.

Those included are Dean Harris, the High Sheriff of Shropshire, magistrate and businesswoman, who will talk about how the pandemic forced her to be creative and agile during her shrieval year.

Kelda Wood MBE, founder of the Climbing Out charity who wrote herself into the Guinness Book of Records as the first adaptive athlete to row single handed across the Atlantic.

Telford MP Lucy Allan, who became the first female Shropshire MP in almost a century when she was originally elected in 2015.

Also included among others is Mandy Thorn, president of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, and of Marches Care in Shrewsbury.

The event is free to Shropshire Chamber members who have a Standard, Standard Plus, Corporate, Premium or Patron membership, with a charge of £10 for others.

Teresa Rowe, Shropshire Chamber’s events manager, said: “We’re delighted to have further expanded this power-packed line-up, which has real variety and gravitas.

“Delegates will get chance to hear from experts in the fields of health, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, economic development, politics, and a whole lot more.

"It promises to be a truly memorable and inspirational occasion.”

For more details, or to book a place, see or call the Chamber team on 01952 208200.