Inspire
Laura Hepburn / Ros Jones / Marie Woods / Alice Sharp

Inspiring Women: Fuelling Future Businesses

Grand Hotel, Cabaret Room, Sunday 18th July 2021, 10:00am
Ticket Price: £5.00 (+ Booking Fee)
£2.50 of which goes to charity

This session aims to highlight the achievements of women in business, across a range of enterprises and successful startups. We hope to find out more about what makes a successful entrepreneur in the modern world, the challenges of finding finance, building a team and planning for success. Each panel member will have their own experiences to reflect upon, and to talk about the opportunities for women to lead business development in the future.

About the panel

Laura Hepburn is Director at GREENOLOGY and Winner of Top 50 Engineers in Sustainability 2020 and included in the Northern Power Women Future List 2020. Laura said, ‘I am a dot connecter, career chameleon, who will never be pigeonholed. I thrive on problem solving and providing solutions. Even better if it helps other people save the world, create energy & jobs, whilst building amazing ROI! My aim … to change problem plastic into power with pyrolysis! Alongside that inspiring, educating and just giving high fives to anyone who is strong enough to be brave and believe. I eat negative, naysaying people for breakfast and want to grab the future with not just my hands but like-minded kickass women.”

Ros Jones is a Scarborough based business coach helping to support entrepreneurs and businesses across the UK. With a track record of success and recommendations from prosperous business startups Ros can offer invaluable advice for the budding business-person looking to take ideas into the real world. 

Marie Woods studied BA Archaeology and MA Heritage Practice at the University of Wales in Lampeter. Marie is the Director of Heritage Adventures, a company that specialises in heritage outreach and education, and delivers a suite of archaeological services. Since the formation of the company, she has delivered work on a local, national and international scale. She was a finalist in Star Women in Business in 2019. Marie is a Trustee of Scarborough Museums Trust, a STEM Ambassador for Archaeology, Field Officer for Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, and Chair of the North Yorkshire Coast Heritage Forum.

Alice Sharp (chair) is the Curator, Founder and Director of Invisible Dust, an award-winning UK based charity, art and environment organisation. Since the founding of Invisible Dust in 2009, Alice has raised over £1 million to commission art projects on air pollution, oceans, cities, food and biodiversity. Over 400,000 visitors attended Invisible Dust’s ‘Offshore: artists explore the sea’ exhibition as part of Hull UK City of Culture in 2017.