Leicester: Nicky Morgan MP the Minister for Women and Equalities and Secretary of State for Education was the chief guest at LABA’s Women’s Awards hosted by Bentley- Lamborghini Showroom in Syston.
Nicky Morgan spoke about the growing importance of promoting women in industry, commerce and engineering. The importance of diversity on the boards of British companies and the public sector. She emphasised the Prime Ministers commitment to this and her role to ensure that women’s agenda and equalities are at the heart of the government at the highest level. She congratulated the women’s panel at LABA for seeking out and saluting the unsung heroines.
Rami Mahal, Vice Chair of LABA and Chair of LABA’s Women’s Network said “We received fifty –two high calibre nominations and it was a tough job to whittle the impressive list down to eleven finalists. What is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women. If we start to support each other and showcase some strong female role models then I believe that we can start to change the conversation for the better.”
A charity raffle and auction by Leicester auctioneer Kal Sangra raised over five thousand pounds for LABA’s Legacy Fund Charity.