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#PinkShoe10 Time Capsule Launch at The Speaker's House

Hosted by our founder and president Helene Martin Gee and by special premission of Mr Speaker, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Pink Shoe Ambassadors gathered at the glorious State Rooms of The Speaker's House to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Pink Shoe and unveil our special legacy project.

Helene announced that to commemorate our 10th Anniversary, Pink Shoe is creating a TIME CAPSULE highlighting the progress women have made through history and celebrating the cross cultural, cross sectoral nature of the network.It is linked to the centenary in 2018 of the first women in the UK getting the vote.

Celebrating '100 years of Women's Voices' this multi-media Time Capsule will pay tribute to women’s accomplishments, aims and aspirations. It will be a virtual, online space to celebrate, inspire and commemorate as well as we hope a physical vessel. 

Accessible to people of all cultures, ages and abilities, it will bring together films, photographs, artwork, crafts, poems, songs, mementoes, texts, tweets, social media and audio messages.

During the event leading Pink Shoe Ambasadors shared their messages for future women, these included Antonella Ragona (whose idea the Time Capsule is) Jill Pay, Diana Chrouch, Noreen Cesareo and Sheila Williamson. 

Helene read messages form our Patrons and other leading Ambassadors, then Melanie Unwin, Curator at the Palace of Westminster, told us all about the Vote100 project celebrating the 2018 centenary and some of the exciting events taking place in Parlaiment and across the country.

The voices of women are truly being heard! 

#PinkShoe10 Champagne Reception

Following the launch of the Pink Shoe Time Capsule the event moved across to the main Palace for a reception and celebratory fizz.

Everyone was able to enjoy an amazing presentation put together by Antonella Ragona and Noreen Cesareo, on screens which highlighted 10 amazing years of Pink Shoe interspersed with positive messages from our Patrons and from other female leaders.

The evening was enjoyed by all and a lovely gift from generous Pink Shoe Ambassadors of beautiful flowers, pink Champagne and a stunning Swarovski pink crystal pen completely delighted and surprised Helene!

Lunch & Learn: Digital and Data

At DMH Stallard we held the last in the current series of Lunch & Learn seminars 'Digital & Data'. Once mre the event was generouly supported by DMH.

After introductions from our host Olivia Cooper and Pink Shoe's Helene Martin Gee, Andy Mullholland, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation and a real IT guru led the session brilliantly.  

Andy covered topics including digital business models and cloud business as well as how to leverage social media and analytics to achieve business objectives and deliver client satisfaction. 

Deftly chaired by Lan O' Connor, Andy's approach made the subject both fascinating and engaging and no question was too mundane! 

Delegates left brimming with knowledge and many new ideas and insights.

Lunch on the Terrace

A delightful afternoon was spent in the Terrace Pavilion as we enjoyed a special summer luncheon. The House of Commons team excelled themselves with the glorious buffet as the food was better than ever this year!

Around the table we discussed business opportunities, the challenges of setting up a new business and progress on the UK Economic Blueprint for Women, along with summer plans and holiday destinations. 

A wonderfully relaxing occasion - wish we could enjoy it more often!

Summer President's Luncheon

The second of our exctiing lunches in a private dining room overlooking the river enabled Pink Shoe Ambassadors to share a superb menu and wines whilst dicussing plans for our forthcoming 10th celebrations and legacy project. 

The secret was revealed by founder Helene to those present, but will be kept under wraps until September for our special guests at the anniversary event. Watch this space!

Summer Soiree with Guest of Honour Tessa Sanderson

To cekebrate summer we held a Westninster safari party to support our inspiring Patron Tessa Sanderson CBE and her cahrity, the Tessa Sandersom Foundation.

Beginning in the prestigous surroundings of the River Room for a champagne reception by kind permission of the Lord Speaker.

We heard from our fabulous founder Helene Martin Gee of the exciting progress made by Pink Shoe over the past 10 years. 

Tessa then wowed guests with her personal success story of how she got to the Olympics and her gold medal. 

Now Tessa is working with young athletes seeking their own medal success. Members were keen to hear more and we hope this event will inspire them to get involved with TSFA and the many young people it supports.

From the River Room we enjoyed a mini-tour of Parliament enroute to the House of Commons for a delightful buffet reception and plenty more fizz!

Chatham House International Policy Forum