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Norwich businesswomen urged to take part in debate

PUBLISHED: 15:27 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:30 02 July 2010

Kim Briscoe

An organisation which champions female business women and employees is holding a debate in Norwich next week.

An organisation which champions female business women and employees is holding a debate in Norwich next week.

WEETU (Women's Employment Enterprise and Training Unit) runs a professional network group for all women and in particular female entrepreneurs and employees in Norfolk.

Its monthly events are at held varying locations in and around Norwich, usually held on the first Monday of every month.

The network events provide members with an opportunity to learn from expert speakers and will present an important forum for debate on issues affecting women in business and the workplace.

The next event will be from 5.30pm to 7pm on Monday, April 12, at St Andrew's House, in St Andrew's Street, Norwich.

It will take the form of an interactive panel debate entitled EDP Future 50: Where are the Women?

The EDP Future 50, produced by the Evening News's sister paper, the Eastern Daily Press, is a list of companies that should be applauded for enterprising spirit and talent for innovation. Last year there were only two women in the “ones to watch” for the future and so the debate has been scheduled in an attempt to look at the reasons why women are so under represented.

This meeting is open to men and women, as the aim is to get positive outcomes to take forward and encourage women entrepreneurs.

Among the seven panel members are Richard Ellis, chairman of the East of England Development Agency, Norwich North MP Chloe Smith, and EDP business editor Paul Hill.

Wine, refreshments and canapés will be served and the cost of the evening if £7.50 for WEETU network members and £15 for guests.

More information about WEETU is available at www.weetu.org/.

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