A group of female entrepreneurs have announced the launch of International Women in Mid-life Day and annual Expo this October 21. They hope the day will become an important date for the calendar for businesswomen over 40.
The Expo is a one-day virtual event designed specifically for women who need inspiration, guidance and business services to find the perfect career match or business support and advice.
The initial concept came from Business Mentor, Moira Doherty, 63, along with property surveyor Denise Ferguson, 40, from St Albans, Sharon Murray, 53, who runs a virtual -assistant business in Northern Ireland and Nicola Toner, a 50-year-old project manager living in Spain.
Moira explained: “There is nothing out there for women who are over 40. For so many they feel that their role is wife, mother, daughter, sister, granny, carer rather than independent businesswoman. They don’t feel they have anything to contribute to society and in particular to the business world.”
“Creating a modern cultural image for women in Mid-life is good for society, good for the economy and good for women of all ages.”
Moira is the founder of the WOWS Collective (Wonderful Older Women Succeeding) and is passionate about leaving a legacy that will support women to create the life they desire and one that makes them feel valued for years to come.
She enlisted the help of the others to form “The 206 Group Limited” – a company which will facilitate the annual event, along with various charitable, enterprise and scholarship schemes.
More about the expo here