On March 30th, 2023, the University of Surrey hosted an annual Student Enterprise showcase centred around the theme of women's entrepreneurship. The event was a great success and offered a unique opportunity for GRACE Charity to connect with like-minded professionals and learn from successful women in various industries.
The showcase began with a keynote speech by Surrey alumnus and creative entrepreneur Megan Goodwin, emphasizing the importance of collaboration. This was followed by a dynamic panel discussion featuring Mary Dinah, Fiona Sweny, Dr Janet Preston, Serin Ibrahim, and Cassandra Hercules, all women alumni who spoke passionately about their entrepreneurial journeys. The panel was hosted by Louise Power, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager at GSA, and provided valuable insights into the importance of diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship.
The event also featured five impressive business pitches from early-stage entrepreneurs, and the engaged audience offered support and ideas for further development. As a strong voice in the fight against gynaecological cancers, GRACE Charity aims to empower women and promote women-led initiatives. By collaborating with these like-minded organizations, GRACE aims to further its efforts to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers and support research in the field.
Overall, the showcase was a great success, and Student Enterprise at the University of Surrey provided practical business support to entrepreneurial students from all disciplines and levels. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the program, and the event emphasized the importance of diversity in entrepreneurship. GRACE Charity looks forward to continuing to collaborate with the University of Surrey and similar organizations to support women's entrepreneurship and raise awareness of gynaecological cancers.