Businesses are invited to an informal networking event in Stevenage to mark International Women's Day.

The event, organised by Stevenage Borough Council in partnership with the Women in Business Network (WIBN), takes place at the Hotel Cromwell on Friday, March 8 at 10am.

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Guest speaker Danielle Bridge, CEO of charity Black Minds Matter and founder of ABC Life Support, which delivers physical and mental health first aid training, will address the audience - drawing on this year's theme of #inspiringinclusion.

The Comet: Guest speaker Danielle BridgeGuest speaker Danielle Bridge (Image: Stevenage Borough Council)

Using her experience of public speaking, podcast hosting and facilitation of conversations, Danielle will explain how her lived experience has forged her understanding of inclusion and supported her career to date.

The event aims to celebrate women's achievements and enable attendees to learn how to take ownership of the understanding of inclusion, understand why it is the key to world peace and learn how to advocate for women.

There will be opportunities for businesses to network informally with their peers and make connections with an array of businesses.