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Teesside University contingent to help inspire women in business

A Teesside University student is to speak at a prestigious conference aimed at inspiring and connecting North East women in business.

Natalie Woods, the student director of DigitalCity, will take part in a panel discussion at the North East England Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Females Conference later this month.

Also taking part in the conference are Teesside University alumni Angela Davies and Dionne Wightman who will be presenting a case study on their business CSI Training and Events Ltd.

DigitalCity, which is based at Teesside University, is acknowledged as a major catalyst for economic regeneration in the Tees Valley.

Natalie, a BA (Hons) Business Management student, leads DigitalCity’s student board, which is spearheading an initiative to increase the number of women studying and working in digital in the Tees Valley.

She is also the recipient of a Peter Atherton Opportunity Award, which gives Teesside University Business School students £2,500 to help fund a sandwich year placement.

The Inspiring Females conference, on 29 June at Sage UK, Newcastle, will feature speakers and panellists from business and public life in the North East, highlighting the success stories of women in business in the region, and tackling the issues that will help to ensure the role of women in the business community continues to grow.

Natalie will be taking part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Our Next Generation – Young Entrepreneurs and Student Leaders’.

She said: ‘I feel it is vital to encourage more women to take a leading role in business, particularly in those industries which have traditionally been perceived as being male dominated.

Natalie Woods, the student director of DigitalCity, will take part in a panel discussion at the North East England Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Females Conference later this month.

Also taking part in the conference are Teesside University alumni Angela Davies and Dionne Wightman who will be presenting a case study on their business CSI Training and Events Ltd.

DigitalCity, which is based at Teesside University, is acknowledged as a major catalyst for economic regeneration in the Tees Valley.

Natalie, a BA (Hons) Business Management student, leads DigitalCity’s student board, which is spearheading an initiative to increase the number of women studying and working in digital in the Tees Valley.

She is also the recipient of a Peter Atherton Opportunity Award, which gives Teesside University Business School students £2,500 to help fund a sandwich year placement.

The Inspiring Females conference, on 29 June at Sage UK, Newcastle, will feature speakers and panellists from business and public life in the North East, highlighting the success stories of women in business in the region, and tackling the issues that will help to ensure the role of women in the business community continues to grow.

Natalie will be taking part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Our Next Generation – Young Entrepreneurs and Student Leaders’.

She said: ‘I feel it is vital to encourage more women to take a leading role in business, particularly in those industries which have traditionally been perceived as being male dominated.