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Women in Enterprise Speaker Series

11 Jan 2018 3:30PM

The second in a series of talks from high profile female entrepreneurs will take place at the University of Suffolk next month.

Lena Benjamin will speak to local entrepreneurs, innovators, academic staff, students and graduates at the University’s Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre.

The talk forms part of the Women in Enterprise Speaker Series run by the Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship which launched in October 2017.

Lena Benjamin is a Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of, an online platform providing strategic advice, content and support for female entrepreneurs. She 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 including connecting professional women with member coaches and mentors in 2010. Her professional career includes 20 years of marketing, events, business support and client management experience.

Stef Thorne, Head of Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship at the University, said “Despite the title the talks series and the Centre itself is not just about women. Everyone will benefit from more women engaged and supported in enterprise; supporting economic growth, innovation and productivity across all business sectors. The development of entrepreneurial skills that can create, support and develop businesses with inclusivity at the heart is something that really excites me and something that I think can make a huge impact within our region. Looking at the US, the Women’s Enterprise Centres that were federally funded have had a really big impact across the States over the last couple of decades and I think the UK needs to get to grips with this. Why not lead the way from Suffolk?”

To find out more about the event on 20 February and to book your free place visit

For more information on Lena Benjamin visit



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