Working women have their day
Thursday 19th November 2009, 3:00PM GMT.
YESTERDAY may have felt like a normal Wednesday for many women in the Island but it marked the only day of the year when the fairer sex is recognised in the business world.
Women’s Enterprise Day, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, was celebrated by scores of local working women yesterday. A group of business women, led by entrepreneur Jennie Hamilton, took to the streets of St Helier to spread the word about the importance of the day.
‘Women’s Enterprise Day is all about celebrating women in business and encouraging many more to turn their passion into profit,’ explained Ms Hamilton. ‘It isn’t just for women who are self-employed – it’s for all working women. It’s about women working for a living and making their mark.’
As evidence of the rise in the number of women breaking into the business world, Ms Hamilton has recently set up her own online networking service Deals in Heels. ‘It’s a way for women to network online without leaving their desks,’ she said. ‘It’s networking at your fingertips.’