St. Mary’s College put the spotlight on entrepreneurial opportunities for our female students at a special event recently.
We welcomed Stephanie Wright, a Director of Sefton & Liverpool Women in Business, as the guest speaker at its latest lunchtime careers lecture for Sixth Formers.
She is one of the prime movers in the association, a growing network of women who run their own companies and want to inspire and encourage other women and girls to do the same.
Stephanie is the owner of business consultancy Wright Support which provides small and medium-sized Merseyside businesses with support in areas including marketing, research and administration.
She is also a director of another company which promotes basketball and helps to set up new community basketball clubs in the area.
During her well-received talk Stephanie spoke about the work of the Women in Business association, and also looked back on her own journey to self-employment.
She stressed that everyone has their own unique set of skills, abilities, aspirations and passions in life, and that with the right advice and support, these can often be turned into a profitable business idea.
Students then had the chance to quiz Stephanie about her thoughts on the other benefits - and potential pitfalls - of choosing entrepreneurship as their career path.
St. Mary’s Head of Careers, Cath Howard, commented: “We’re very grateful to Stephanie for taking time out to talk to our Sixth Form girls, and for offering them a rather different perspective on what they might do in the future.
“Her talk certainly raised awareness that using their skills to start a small business could be a challenging, exciting and ultimately very rewarding alternative to opting for conventional paid employment.”