International Women’s Day: Young women in Blackpool set a five-year plan to make the Fylde Coast a better place to live and work

The IWD event, organized by community organization The Washington Group at Blackpool Sixth Form, focused on five key themes – being the best you can be and believing in yourself; well-being and benevolence; bringing young women into technology and science; playing sports and being active; and the environment.

The summit was opened by Deborah Terras, director of TWG and Jill Gray, director of Blackpool Sixth Form, it also featured workshops from Fleetwood Town Community Trust offering yoga sessions, North West Pentathlon GB Hub, laser shooting, Fylde Coast speakers club and Blackpool firm Code Galaxie.

Dame Julia Cleverdon opened the afternoon session, with comedian Ruth Cockburn directing to bring out female voices.

It was sponsored by the councils of Beaverbrooks, Wyre and Fylde, BIU, Blackpool Transport and Victrex.

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