’We can create a balance between family and a career’

HARD-WORKING Emma Weatherstone, a life coach, with her stall at Westbourne Parish Hall
HARD-WORKING Emma Weatherstone, a life coach, with her stall at Westbourne Parish Hall

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DO you ever dream of being your own boss, working your own hours, and turning your passion into a profitable career?

If so, you are much like a large number of women who have taken the leap and set up their own business.

The number of self-employed businesswomen is rising and being self-employed can create equilibrium between family life and a career.

However, it can be lonely place without the workplace camaraderie, and this was this reason our women-only networking group Westbourne Women in Business was created.

More than 25 businesswomen of Westbourne and the surrounding areas got together to host an Open Day, Keeping it Local, to promote local businesses and raise money for Westbourne Primary School PTA.

The event was held in the parish hall on Saturday.

The event was a true team effort with scrumptious cakes baked by the members, PTA volunteers supporting the event serving the teas and cake, lots of donations from the businesses for raffle prizes and a diverse number of exhibitors showcasing their businesses.

This was the first event of its kind we’ve held, and it was brilliant that so many people that turned up to support their local businesses.

The event raised £455 for Westbourne Primary School PTA.

Westbourne Women in Business is a not-for-profit organisation. Membership is free and we meet at the White Horse on the last Friday of every month at 10am.

Our next meeting is after the summer holidays on Friday, September 27. For more information email emma@livewellcoaching.co.uk.