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International Women’s Day 2023 Celebration at StartUp Croydon on March 8th

Celebrate Women in Business and how far we have come to move towards equality. Our event will inspire and educate with excellent networking.

We are again delighted to celebrate this important annual occasion as we continue to push forward, showcasing some of the amazing women in our community. This one-day event shines a light on the continued progression woman are making to #embraceequality with progressive men’s support!

Block your diary for a day of education, inspiration and excellent networking on March 8th 2023, at 10am.

The Day's Agenda

Aysha Iqbal

Aysha Iqbal, the founder of Wizz Media, is a media communications expert and coach, having spent much of her career working for BBC/ITV News as an anchor journalist. She will deliver a masterclass on how to engage with the media and how small businesses can utilise PR opportunities.

Aysha now coaches her clients to master their communication skills and shows them how to engage with the media effectively. Her clients have been featured on mainstream TV, the National press and in magazines/podcasts.

We’ll then break for networking and coffee.



Nisha Menon

Then we will hear from Nisha Menon from Jack and Chill on how the post covid changes have helped her family to embrace equality.




Our sponsors, Natwest, will also talk about the services they provide for small businesses.

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Join Esther Kyesimira, a local accountant with a passion for Xero and the power of the software, in a workshop training session on using Xero to automate invoices and bills, reconcile your bank transactions, and get up-to-date reporting on your financial performance. Get insight on the business plans and add-ons Xero offers, so you can choose a plan that’s right for you.


Adryanne Johnson ALJ LDN


1-2-1s with Adryanne Johnson

Adryanne is an operations management consultant. Her company, ALJ LDN, specialises in organisational structuring, business optimisation and problem-solving for small and medium businesses.

Book a 15 min discovery session to discuss your company’s goals and objectives and the best way to attain them with Adryanne.

CLICK HERE to book a discovery session with Adryanne


Continue networking before lunch is served from 1pm – 1.30 pm

After Lunch

After lunch, StartUp Croydon’s CEO, Saffron Saunders, will interview Georgina Thomas about her experience as a woman in a leadership role and the challenges that can occur.

Georgina is the co-founder of GGT Solutions, a Consultancy specialising in entrepreneurial training, career guidance and leadership programmes.



Georgina has a passion for supporting Women in Business and is a fierce cheerleader for inspiring equality. As a trustee of Start-Up Croydon, Georgina offers mentoring and advice to influence our programmes.

We will discuss how far women have come in the world of work and what embracing equality really means for women in business. How being a female leader can bring challenges, and how society as a whole needs to change for real equality to happen.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Natwest for sponsoring this event to help support the local economy and bring opportunity to our borough.

Please register for this significant occasion asap – early bird tickets are available! Help us celebrate as well as build connections and gain essential knowledge for your business.

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