5th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration

Europia is excited to invite you to its 5th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration.

Come join us for a prosecco reception with nibbles and cakes from Polish Village Bakery at the plush City Centre building of Slater & Gordon Lawyers for an evening of celebrating inspiring women. There will be talks by our charismatic speakers from the community, local council and business sector, a guided business networking session by Alan Lewis (author of “Dearest Axeman…” 77 Top Networking Tips To Turbocharge Your Business), a special selection of O!PLA animation screening and business stalls by European expats businesses. You also get a specially handpicked goody bag from Aga Foods.
The event is hosted by Dr Hannah Wadle, researcher, artist, writer, learning facilitator.


Dzidra Noor (Lawyer, Labour Councillor for Levenshulme)
Ruta Skudraite (Founder and Events Curator Art Vanguard)
Ottilia Ördög (Director and Founder Beat Bazaar, Director of Góbéfest)
Pavla Mataskova (MIS and Examinations Manager St. Bede’s College)
Maria Kompanowski (Public Speaker Kompanowski LtdDolphin Seminars Ltd)
Catherine Machalinski (Chartered Management Accountant Prevail Accountancy Ltd)

Keynote speaker:

Jen Gillies Pemberton

Business stalls

Green Light Accountancy
High on Yoga
Hirsch Tailoring
Baiba Auria Art
Ella Style
BiznesMama Network
Cosmic Lens Jewellery
Be Super You


Corina Bibere – hippiezilla
Kristina Zvinakeviciute
Helena Hůlová-Sharpe
Olga Gerke

O!PLA animation screening programme

Evolution of the superhuman/ Ewolucja w nadczłowieka (2017, 0’58”), Justyna Pazdan
The Sculpture of the Day / Rzeźba Dnia (2015, 3’30), Renata Przemyk
Foreign body / Ciało obcy (2016, 7’), Marta Magnuska.
Locus / Locus (2016, 10’09”), Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Pibloktoq / Pibloktoq (2014, 4’21”), Anna Pytlik
Kosmos / Kosmos (2016, 2’29”), Daria Kopiec
Who Is Getting Married by Warsaw Village Band / Kto się znani, Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (2012, 4’02”), Gosia Wojtkowiak
Dino or Something (2016, 7’26”), Magdalena Pilecka


You can buy your ticket for £30 here.


Please Note: All money raised from this year’s International Women’s Day event will be used to provide free high-quality training on how to set up a small business/becoming self-employed to European expat women living in Greater Manchester who face multiple barriers in their day to day lives. This project has been created based on the surveys conducted in English and Polish. If you or the organisation you work for would like to support this project please donate here.

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