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Women in Enterprise Speaker Series @ the IWIC – Guest speaker: Lena Benjamin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018,
12:00 to 14:00
Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC)University of SuffolkIpswichIP4 1QJ

The second in a series of talks from high profile female entrepreneurs, we are delighted to welcome Lena Benjamin as our next speaker. The event is open to all and we especially welcome local entrepreneurs, innovators, academic staff, students and graduates. As well as hearing from an inspirational speaker these events will give you an opportunity to develop your network and hear about the wealth of opportunities for you to grow your business with the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre at the University of Suffolk.

Lena Benjamin (BA MBA) is a Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of, an online platform providing strategic advice, content and support for female entrepreneurs. Lena is an advocate for female empowerment which started in 1999 as a young committee board member for a prestigious annual women’s luncheon. Lena previously developed online platforms which includes connecting professional women with member coaches and mentors in 2010.

Other entrepreneurial ventures, prestigious events both organised and spoken at or contributed towards have also empowered Lena’s business acumen. These have included:

• Being approached by Amazon in 2004 having partnered to develop the UK’s first and largest online multicultural bookselling business.

• Speaking on managing culture at Entrepreneurs 2012 Leaders First conference with special keynotes including Karren Brady and Levy Roots.

• Having her diversity in the workplace and women empowerment contributions appear in a book published by the Financial Times in 2014.

Lena’s professional career also includes 20 years of marketing, events, business support and client management experience achieved at organisations including a Global Plc engineering consultancy firm, a national school’s charity, electrical contractors’ membership body and international outsourcing business.

Lena has been an estate agent, a residential landlord and currently runs a property services business called Benjamin Property Services Ltd providing property / land sourcing and collaborating on property developments.

More information about Lena and the business opportunities that Empower at


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