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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 (In-Person) at Hartpury University

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When & where

  • Date: Friday 08/03/2024
  • Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • At: Hartpury University - Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL19 3BE United Kingdom

About the event

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

We are delighted to be able to celebrate International Women’s Day with our annual ‘Inspiring Women in Business’ event celebrating excellence in business and best practice.

This event is open to both male and female business people.

  • Member price: £27 inc VAT
  • Guest Price: £32 inc VAT

Please book a ticket and you will be invoiced

We are delighted to be joined by Mo (Natasha) Hunt a Hartpury Alumni and Hartpury & Gloucester Co-Captain and World Cup Champion. Mo has represented England Under 20s, England A, England sevens as well as the England women’s national rugby union team. Hunt played for England in the RBS 6 Nations as well as in the rugby 7s world tournament, winning both.

In 2014, Hunt made several appearances for England Women, helping them achieve their second world title and earning a professional contract in the process. She was named in the squad for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. She was in the starting team for the World Cup final 2017. Hunt played in the starting line up in the Women’s Six Nation’s Squad against Scotland, winning 80-0. The team finished the tournament as Grand Slam champions 2019.

Mo was named Premier 15s Player of the Year at the Rugby Players Association (RPA) Awards held in London in May 2023 (16 May 2023), following a stellar campaign as co-captain for Gloucester-Hartpury, where to date they have lost only once. It’s been a busy season for Mo who also coached the Hartpury University women’s rugby team to win back-to-back National League titles.

Mo will talk about her journey and what it takes to be a World Champion.


We also hear from  Emily Hutchinson, leading occupational psychologist and best selling author in conversation with Rosie Runciman Co-founder of The Sound Doctor and former Editor of BBC World Service flagship programme Newshour.

They will discuss Emily’s  book (with co-author, Caroline Brown): The Strengths-Based Organization: how to boost inclusivity, wellbeing and performance, which was published April 2021. Emily is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist with nearly 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and organisations to improve the world of work. She loves helping create healthier and more effective workplaces which allow individuals to thrive and businesses to be successful. In order to bring more understanding of psychology to practice she is currently doing a part-time PhD at the University of Exeter, exploring diversity at senior levels in STEMM organisations.

Be inspired hearing a first-hand experience, overcoming obstacles, an developing a successful career in tech from Fran Solo, a multi-award winning Senior Engineer for immersive gaming platform, Stornaway.io. Having had personal obstacles presented to her from her humble beginnings, she now uses this experience to help other women and underrepresented groups get their foot in the door in the male-dominated middle class world of tech.

We hope you will join us to be inspired and motivated, enjoy a light lunch and have the opportunity to connect with colleagues.

Join us and meet inspirational and motivating people in business who care

about diversity, inclusion and equality

Enjoy a Light Lunch – please let us know on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements


Hartpury University

Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL19 3BE United Kingdom

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