Yorkshire businesses are to get a post-Covid boost as a leading TV expert looks at how female entrepreneurs can secure their success following the pandemic.
Linda Plant, who was one of the first women to float a fashion company on the stock market, is well known for her hard-hitting interview style with candidates for Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
Next month she will be joining Yorkshire business women at a new York networking group in sharing her tips and advice for success.
Lucy Dowson, of Lucy With A Why in York, said she was excited by the opportunity to meet such an important woman in business. She said: “She really is one fascinating and inspirational lady.”
Linda will talk to women about not only her success but also how in particular women can continue in their entrepreneurship post lockdown.
It comes after ONS statistics show that women in particular felt the strain of home schooling and working during the last year with one in three mothers (34%) agreeing their well-being had been negatively affected compared to one in five fathers (20%).
LoveBiz Networking launched in Yorkshire during lockdown in August last year to support businesses.
Sue Crooks, who set up the LoveBiz Networking group after seeing a need to support more women in business, said it was important to recognise the effect COVID-19 will have had on supporting women in particular in business not only as mothers but in providing additional support in the home, caring for family members or friends.
The LoveBiz Networking event with Linda Plant on Tuesday 18th May, which has had to be held online due to COVID restrictions, will allow up to 100 women to gain first-hand experience and advice.
Talking about the event Linda, who started her career selling clothes at a Leeds market stall aged 16 before launching international knitwear brand Honeysuckle, said: “I built my career from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most recognisable business leaders and am now empowering others to successfully start and run their own companies with my Linda Plant Business Academy.”
More information is available at www.lovebiznetworking.co.uk.