The I Can Events (ICE), and I Can Conference is a movement because it goes beyond just events and a conference, as it is intended to be a support system reinforced by successful women with the sole purpose of helping other women, and the next generation of entrepreneurs, gain the confidence they need to reach their goals and full potential. Women are the backbone of the business economy, and often are running fledgeling businesses from their homes, sometimes just to feel worthy, and they often just need the support, mentorship, education and funding to feel encouraged to keep going. Women are also hampered by many challenges, such as juggling several household responsibilities, non-supportive partners, discouraging messages from families and/or acquaintances, and can even be subjected to adverse circumstances like negative messages, and event domestic abuse and similar adversities. The I Can Events and Conference plans to peel away those negative layers and provide a support system to help women feel reinforced, confident and able to manage their responsibilities successfully and reach their full potential. Besides providing the information and expertise from experienced businesswomen at various monthly networking events and an annual conference, there will be the introduction of programmes such as mentorship, guidance and direction to help the next generation of entrepreneurs successfully navigate the minefield of setting up and running a business. We put ICE on negativity and share the power of positivity.
We have held monthly networking events called 'The FemPower Network' so far, and have received positive feedback, as expressed by this recent attendee: "I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your warmth and expertise yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed your FemPower event and look forward to your next one..." - AS (a yoga business owner).
Various programs planned which the funds will help are: (a) continuing the Fempower Network'; (b) workshops, seminars and training programs, (c) annual convention with dynamic national and local speakers to share advice and direction and spread positivity.
Some Businesswomen who are facing domestically abuse, are severely hampered in trying to run a business, and we are providing this project to help especially reach these types of women, so they feel supported and feel hopeful in succeeding in business.
We are currently working with various third parties to plan and provide a conference in Exeter, for Spring 2020, and have already secured some notable speakers, and some stand holders. The funds raised will help to ensure we can make this conference happen, and also allow us to offer free or low-cost stands to disadvantaged or new entrepreneurs, to help boost their profile and help them succeed.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP US: TURN YOUR EVERYDAY ONLINE SHOPPING INTO FREE DONATIONS - You can help us raise funds through EasyFundRaising: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fempower/