Celebrating #IWD2018 in Harrogate on Monday 12th March

Woman Who… is really excited about being in Harrogate on Monday to celebrate International Women’s Day #IWD2018.

Our event takes place, and is kindly sponsored by, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate.


We have three great inspirational women in business speakers:

Sally Roberts, Fun Training For Results

Sally has forever been in sales, from an early age setting up a car wash round, selling tickets for a trip to Blackpool or to the local pub, to huge bouquets at the local florist. Selling and Customer Service is what Sally knows best.

Born in Leeds, she studied at Oxford where she began a career in media, in the days when newspapers were page set on a press and side lines were the new big thing. A move to London saw her become Sales Training Manager for United Advertising. Training in the 1980’s is where Sally learned to be different, to use fun, music, whatever it took, to engage and delight delegates.

A move to Harrogate and a successful sales career continued to bring her the money, the toys, the recognition. Still training new people was great but not a priority. Then, after a certain big birthday, Sally attended, at great expense to her company, some sales training.  It was dull, it was classroom, it was long and boring and it simply did not work.

This inspired Sally to walk away from the safety of employment and establish Fun Training For Results, specialising in Sales, Customer Service Wow and Communication.  Sally’s training is unique, engaging, fun and different. No clock watching, no copious note taking or PowerPoint overload. With Sally, you do, you have fun, you remember, and you use. The results matter and this fantastic training brings Sally many referrals and makes for a successful business.

Sally’s LinkedIn reviews detail, increased appointment conversion, sales closed, money made, prospects found, profit margins impacted, target smashed and sincerely happy customers!

When not delivering Fun Training, Sally can be found in her garden, with a good cup of Taylor’s coffee in one hand and a trowel in the other. In the evening a glass of Malbec, most likely still in the garden.

Sandra Garlick, Founder of Woman Who…Mentor, Non Exec Director and Public Speaker

Breaking her ankle and spending six months on crutches was devastating and a huge inconvenience. Sandra saw this as a time to reflect, introduce change and create new opportunities.

Having completed her own business journey, experiencing first-hand the whole business cycle from start up through to exit, Sandra shares her knowledge to support small business owners.

After almost 20 years in sales and marketing, in various sectors, Sandra qualified as a Solicitor.  She studied law at the University of Warwick and was sponsored by one of the largest international law firms to complete her legal studies at Nottingham Trent Law School. In 2007 Sandra started her own law firm, which became a niche Legal 500 Employment Law practice. She merged the firm in 2014.

Having a background in sales and marketing helped Sandra to grow her business quickly, but she learned the hard way about running a business, especially the people, premises and those all-important financials, making numerous mistakes in the early days, her “learning curves”. Since she stopped practising as a solicitor, she has worked with numerous small businesses helping them with various business growth projects.  Sandra now mentors small business owners, holds a number of Non-Exec positions, and uses her unique skill set and her own experience to help them launch new businesses, innovative projects, complete a business sale or merger or attract investment…all within 90 Days.

Sandra has recently started other business ventures using her #90 Day Business Mentor process including the Woman Who… Awards and the Woman Who…Network which now operate in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses and recognise the achievements of women in business. She also sits on the FSB’s Women in Enterprise Taskforce and is a volunteer business mentor for NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark.

Emma Woods MBE, Duncombe Sawmill

From an early age, Emma Woods’ passion was to work with antique silver.  She spent 6 years studying the subject and gained a masters degree from the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum.  She worked for a major London silver dealer, lectured and published on the subject, and inventoried the Queen’s silver collection.

A move to Yorkshire meant a huge career change and Emma found herself owning Duncombe Sawmill, a manufacturing business in Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

She was awarded an MBE in 2016 for her services to rural business and skills in North Yorkshire.




Event Sponsored by The Crown Hotel, Harrogate






Delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Yorkshire & North East

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