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It’s time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Join us this International Women’s Day for a buffet breakfast and live panel Q&A with some of the most influential women in Manchester, in collaboration with Elle for Elle.

From running event companies to heading up large firms, charities, festivals and more, it’s time to hear from our businesswomen of today about what qualities they believe make a real leader, the challenges they have faced in their industries and how they would like to impact women’s rights today.


Confirmed Line Up


Our host is none other than the wonderful Lisa Morton – Founder and CEO of Roland Dransfield


Elizabeth Bisby – Chief Operating Officer at OBI Property

Liz Taylor – CEO and Creative Director of Taylor Lynn Corporation

Bryony Shanahan – Joint Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Gaynor Rigby – Managing Partner at Equilibrium Asset Management


Who are Elle for Elle?

Started by two friends, Lynette Page-Collin and Rachel O’Hare, Elle for Elle is a voluntary organisation that collects body-care, haircare and cosmetics from public donations and gives them to women’s refuges, and shelters currently in the UK.

Currently there are 305 female refuges in the UK, housing on average 12 women per site. In most cases, bathrooms are shared per 3 women offering 4 bathrooms per site. That’s potentially 1,220 bathrooms to fill in the UK and 132 being in the North West.

£5 of all ticket sales will be donated to our chosen charity, with £1 added onto our diners bills throughout the month too.

Together we can make a real change.

08.00am – 10.00am


Purchase your ticket via the D&D London Gift Shop here.