Women in Leadership talk for WiTT

The Women in Torbay & Totnes networking group were pleased to welcome Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall, as guest speaker at their first event of 2020.

The event took place on 24 February at the recently refurbished Lincombe Hall Hotel & Spa in Torquay, and the attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the hotel before Alison spoke on the subject of leadership. The event was sold out well in advance, with Alison and the new spa at Lincombe Hall clearly being a prime draw, not to mention the opportunity of making new connections with women in business across the area.

Alison’s talk was informal, witty and thought-provoking. As a strong woman in a leadership role, Alison spoke of the challenges that she personally has faced in her career, including the irony of being told that she looked too intimidating in a suit. She also talked about her passion for prison reform for women, and the multiple ways that the current system can let women and families down. Alison spent some time after her talk speaking with many individual attendees ,who had clearly been affected by her speech. WiTT has always wanted to champion women in all their various roles, and it was wonderful to see women inspiring women at the event last week.

The traditional WiTT raffle was held, with funds going to the Louisa Cary Ward at Torbay Hospital. Prizes were kindly donated by Lincombe Hall and The White Hart at Dartington, with over £80.00 raised.

WiTT would like to offer their sincere thanks to Alison for her time and inspiration, and to Lincombe Hall for the excellent food and service provided, not to mention the tour of the new spa facilities that was provided at the end of the event.

The next WiTT event will be wine tasting at Pierre Bistro after work on 14th May 2020. To book your place or for further details, please contact [email protected].

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