International Tennis Shrewsbury
Networking Lunch
Thursday 19th October Midday to 3pm
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Aaron and Partners
WR Partners

Game Changers Networking Lunch

How to break down barriers in business and sport

Fancy attending a business networking event that will inspire you? Want to learn how to break down the barriers to achieve your full potential? Our Game Changers networking lunch is designed for all those in business who want to meet like-minded business people and enjoy great food, great company and hear from some inspirational speakers.

Taking the lead from the ITF World Tour womens event here at The Shrewsbury Club, we have assembled a panel of three women who have led the way in breaking down barriers and striving for equal opportunities. We promise you will leave this event with a renewed perspective on equality and an enhanced motivation to achieve your goals. It’s an event that is not to be missed!

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Game Changers Networking Lunch Itinerary

12:00 - Arrival and Networking

12:30pm - Welcome from the ITF World Tour Tennis W100 Event and your sponsors

12:45pm - Lunch is served at your table

1:15pm - Panel Discussion – Game Changers – How to Break Down Barriers in Sport and Business

1:45pm - Q&A with the panel and audience

2pm - Networking continues

3pm - Event finishes

You are very welcome to stay on and watch some world class tennis after the event. Please note that entry to watch the tennis is NOT included in your Game Changers Network Lunch but you can buy a tennis ticket for just an additional £5, saving £10 on the normal spectator price!

Networking Lunch Guest Speakers

Stacey Copeland

Stacey Copeland - Former England footballer and Commonwealth boxing champion

Stacey Copeland has represented her country in two sports, football and boxing. As a footballer Stacey represented England U18's, played in the English women's premier league, and also played abroad in America, Brazil and Sweden.

As a boxer Stacey won a European silver medal before turning professional and making history in 2018 when she became the first ever British woman to win the Commonwealth title. In 2017 she founded “Pave The Way”, a charity which aims to lift barriers to human potential by challenging gender stereotypes of boys, girls, men and women.

Stacey delivers talks in schools, communities, and businesses, and has spoken at European Parliament and the United Nations. She is a broadcaster on BBC Radio Manchester, boxing commentator for FightZone TV, and won the 'Emerging Talent' award at the O2 media awards for presenting the 'Paving The Way' television series on Granada Reports.

Fliss Wingrove

Fliss Wingrove - Founder of The Ultimate Advantage and Zen Communications

Building her career as a young women in the defence sector, working with the military, and sitting on Boards (as very often the only woman around the table), Fliss has experienced first-hand the challenges and obstacles in women's path to the top in business. And as a Mum of two young children she's also experienced the bias, pressure, and expectations which have broken many other working mums.

Utterly passionate about smashing any glass ceiling she encounters, about ripping-up and rewriting the rulebook in the office (and the Boardroom), and about empowering women to do - and be - all that they want, whether they choose to have a family or not, she's a proud business pioneer. Nominated for a raft of awards including Best Boss, Fliss has revolutionised the working practises in her own businesses to ensure that her team can live, and work, at their very best. No presenteeism, no set working location, and absolutely no set working hours. Just the empowerment to deliver their very best to clients, and be their very best selves - all while attending assemblies and sports days, and engaging in their passions and interests. The result is a brilliant (and award-winning) almost entirely female team who are recognised as the very best at what they do.

Maggie Murphy

Maggie Murphy - CEO Lewes FC

Maggie is the CEO of pioneering football club, Lewes FC in Sussex, a community-owned non-profit football club and the world’s first to distribute revenue equally between its male and female teams. Maggie was elected to the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship Board in July 2021. Prior, Maggie held a senior global advocacy role at Transparency International, the world’s largest anti-corruption organization for six years representing the organisation at the UN, G20 and OECD and human rights advocacy and policy roles in Amnesty International and Minority Rights Group International amongst others. Maggie made the BBC Women’s Hour Power List in 2023 and became a ‘BBC Expert Woman’ in 2017.

Maggie is part of the leadership team of Equal Playing Field, a non-profit organisation challenging gender barriers in sport, and in 2017 climbed to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, with a team of 30 women from more than 20 countries where they played a 90-minute, FIFA regulation match, successfully setting a brand-new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football match ever played. Maggie has lived, worked (and played football) in the UK, Germany, the French West Indies, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. She holds a BA from Oxford University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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Tickets for this event are priced at £30. The event has seating arranged in tables of ten people so a table costs £300.

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