Yesterday, my role as a Young Ambassador for the Prince's Trust took me to the Bristol office of Ernst & Young, to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day. I was invited to speak as an 'Inspirational Woman' who had been through the Prince's Trust Business Enterprise programme.
Ernst & Young have recently raised thousands of pounds for the Prince's Trust when they got involved with the 'Million Makers' scheme that runs across the country. They too have their own Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme to help accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses, and each year do something special to mark the occasion.
I always feel nervous before speaking to groups, but everyone was really friendly and keen to find out more about me and my business. As they had invested a lot of their time, energy and money into supporting the Prince's Trust, they had real enthusiasm, and were keen to ask me lots of questions. It was great to be an example of success nurtured through the Business Enterprise programme, and to show that the Prince's Trust are such an important charity to raise funds for.