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Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) Women in Business & Leadership Roundtable

Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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2018: Celebrating 100 Years of The Vote for Women …… now Achieving Gender Balance and the Business Benefits it gives.

You have been invited to The Superfast South Yorkshire programme (SFSY) Art of the Possible Women in Leadership & Business roundtable event

Much has improved in people’s lives since the women’s right to vote in the UK 100 years ago, but progress towards gender balance and inclusion in leadership is painstakingly slow. Despite high profile sharing of rational evidence of business outperformance and best practice ways to establish gender balance, hearts and minds of leaders of business and education have not been won. Workarounds are obvious, as seen by boards mainly appointing females as NEDs, annual reports stating it simply as work in progress CSR, as well as still seeing hesitation in women stepping forward.

There are many great initiatives and groups working to highlight evidence for business benefits, or to support women, but they often work in isolation and are based on opting in, so appeal to and reach only the engaged pioneers.  A different approach is required to cut through existing mind-sets and change behaviour at pace, for hesitant leaders and women.

Chair of the roundtable is  Sam Bramwell, Director of Sales and Operations Microsoft and the host is Ken Perritt, Account Director at XPO Logistics.

The discussion will focus on:

  • Women and Enterprise,
  • What are the challenges and barriers facing SME’s and what support do they need
  • How do we help propel women forward in their business journeys

Following the discussion, a factory tour around ASOS has been organised

There will also be information on the SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers which can be used to claim funding towards an upgrade in connectivity or to introduce new innovations to your business

Have questions about Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) Women in Business & Leadership Roundtable? Contact Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY)

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY)

The Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) Programme is a partnership of the four local authorities who are investing to improve connectivity. The programme aims to bring almost 99% coverage of fibre broadband, including ultrafast broadband at Enterprise Zones and key strategic business parks.

 Superfast South Yorkshire will deliver the broadband infrastructure required to make South Yorkshire a well connected and attractive place for businesses to locate, creating new jobs and new businesses in the region.

 We are keen to ensure that business and the South Yorkshire economy benefit from the investments in broadband infrastructure and this can only be achieved by raising awareness among businesses of the availability, benefits and opportunities presented.

 During 2017 and 2018 SFSY will work hard across South Yorkshire and the Sheffield City Region with a range of activity.

  • Providing opportunities for businesses to understand the endless possibilities through digital transformation
  • Provide “digital taster” sessions and business support to those businesses wanting to learn how they can benefit from connectivity
  • Showcasing the benefits of broadband through case studies, peer networking and intermediaries
  • The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers up to 50% funding to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take-up faster digital connectivity and / or introduce digital innovation (eligibility rules apply)   

 Superfast South Yorkshire is part funded by the Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020.

 For more information on the programme, visit our website

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