To celebrate International Women's Day I was very proud to welcome two local women, Mickey Wells and Lisa Goodchild into Parliament for an evening reception with Keir Starmer to celebrate the work of female entrepreneurs.
Mickey is an award-winning fitness instructor who kept me moving during lockdowns, supporting my mental & physical health. She has also raised £10,000 for local domestic violence charities.
Lisa went to school with both me and my sister Rachel, she overcame the challenges of her childhood and set up a successful digital marketing company. Through her charity work, she also provides digital skills training to disadvantaged young people.
These women are fantastic role models for our community, and it was brilliant to be able to recognise their fantastic achievements and work.