Investing in Women in Business at Manchester Central Library

Investing in Women in Business
Manchester Central Library
8th March 2024

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Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester is organising this event so that participants can learn from each other, grow their network, build partnerships, and contribute to discussions on how to better invest in women and accelerate progress.


  • Interactive Fireside Chat Session with outstanding businesswomen from different backgrounds. Hosted by Carol Ann Whitehead, they will share their stories and experiences with you.
  • Speed mentoring Sessions during which you will get the chance to ask questions to our speakers.
  • Super fun Networking Session to help you connect with local businesswomen.

Anita Frost is a multi-award-winning author, entrepreneur and the founder of Green Bean Studios®. She has an extensive professional background in child development and business industries. Anita and a talented team of professionals have come together to create precious moments for children and families through a fun, educational range of books, toys, games, music, and TV productions!Honours & Awards
Anita Frost has won several awards over the years of our business growth journey.

Emma-Louise Fusari is the Founder of In-House Health. A Nurse for 21 years, Emma has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the health sector, mainly through delivering public health programmes and chronic disease management initiatives.

Emma founded In-House Health to enable organisations to make a measurable impact on their people, performance and profits. Through clinically led, evidence-based and data-informed workplace health and wellbeing solutions In-House Health gets to the root cause of work-related ill health issues and provides actionable strategies and tangible results so that organisations can sustain a high-performance culture for innovation and growth.

Emma is a TalkTalk Northwest Women in Tech Award Winner (Tech for Good) and was recently named Innovator of the Year at Computing’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards for her pioneering HealthTech work.

Carol Ann Whitehead FRSA CMgr CCMI is Deputy Chair of the Chartered Management Institute Women’s Board and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

A proud Mancunian of mixed Jamaican and Lebanese heritage, she is co-Founder and Managing Director of the UK based award-winning publishing and events agency, ‘The Zebra Partnership’. The agency works with consultants and performers on a project-by-project basis in the U.K

The Zebra Partnership also serves a diverse overseas audience, from festivals to royal visits. Carol Ann is currently living in Northern Ireland, running her business remotely and chaperoning her teenage daughter, who is under contract with BBC Television.

Carol Ann is a campaigner, social entrepreneur, civic activist and one of the most prolific social media movers.

Meet Zreen Mansha, a visionary entrepreneur and CEO of Travel Scotland® and Biz Women® with over 15 years of expertise in branding, web design & digital marketing.

Zreen’s leadership has transformed Travel Scotland® into a pioneering TravelTech company championing sustainable travel in Scotland. Simultaneously, her role as CEO of Biz Women® has cultivated a vibrant community of women entrepreneurs, earning her recognition among the “Telegraph 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch.”Zreen will share her journey, advocating for investments in women and celebrating their pivotal role in driving business innovation and societal progress.

Greater Manchester’s Business and IP Centre (BIPC) offers a wide range of support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. This includes free access to Business and IP databases and publications for market research, company data, business news and Intellectual Property (IP) information; The Build A Business programme, which helps entrepreneurs get the skills, information and know-how they need to succeed; Workshops, networking events and more

The Generator is a new vibrant enterprise hub located in St Peter’s Square, on the ground floor of the Town Hall Extension. Our services include workspaces, events and workshops, 1-to-1 business information support, plus access to expert intellectual property and legal advice, and an introduction to our industry-standard business databases. The Generator is part funded by UK Shared Prosperity Fund and GMCA working with the Manchester City Council. Find out more at

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