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Award-Winning PR expert gets ready to boost female empowerment in Manchester

Award-winning PR expert joins forces with The North's most inspiring women to boost female empowerment in Manchester.

Award-Winning PR expert gets ready to boost female empowerment in Manchester

"We want woman to be hungry for authentic connectivity. We also want to create something that is gorgeously life changing. Join us."
Dr Diahanne Rhiney


Hailed as this years 'realest' event, on September 8th, a line-up of formidably inspiring women will speak, laugh, share and engage an intimate audience with their 'no holds barred' styles. Powerhouse Margaret Carter, CEO Patchwork Pate and Yellow Jigsaw dynamos Grace Dyke and Kirsty Day of the world famous campaign #Imnotjohn are lined up to share their journeys with you alongside Amanda Brown of The Leading Ladies Company. The event is set to be a game changer.

Set in the intimate setting of the aptly named venue 'Revolution' overlooking Deansgate Lock, this exclusive women-only event, is already being hailed as 2016's 'realest' gathering. Ticket pricing includes an arrival drink and a delicious selection of canapés and 5% goes to Domestic Abuse Charity Strength With In Me Foundation.

Join us for this opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible line-up as they share their stories and golden nuggets of wisdom. 


'We want every woman who attends Against All Odds to be ready to face themselves and make the changes that they need to in order to achieve their goals. We want woman to be hungry for authentic connectivity. We also want to create something that is gorgeously life changing. Join us.' Dr Diahanne Rhiney


Meet The Ladies: 

Margaret Carter, CEO at Patchwork Pate Traditional Food Company.

Our leading lady of the evening is powerhouse Margaret Carter. One of the region’s most renowned, active and inspiring mentors, Margaret has built up several businesses over the past 30 years and given support to dozens of young people starting out in a vast array of industries. She will take us on a personal journey exploring how she founded the artisan pâté company as a single mum suffering with chronic dyslexia, before taking it to award-winning heights.



Kirsty Day and Grace Dyke

These two incredibly inspiring directors of Yellow Jigsaw, a community interest communications company, started the groundbreaking #imnotjohn campaign. Kirsty Day and business partner Grace Dyke were inspired after reading research that showed a lack of women occupying the top jobs in FTSE100 companies – with more men called John who are chief executives than any women. Half a million people have already been reached on social media from Sale to San Diego through a dedicated Thunderclap and by sharing success stories of successful entrepreneurs who are championing the campaign through blog writing. They share their journey as young entrepreneurs on how they have succeeded and thrived 'Against All Odds'. 


Amanda Brown 

Amanda Brown is an international speaker, author, transformational trainer, and the founder of The Leading Ladies Company.

Amanda is hands-on within the business, leading, coaching, training, and creating more and more wonderful ideas every day to encourage, inspire, and motivate women.  Amanda lives each day by The LIPSTICK Principles and is committed to continuous learning so  that she can share her insights, and experiences with others.  She willingly shares her successes, as well as her mistakes. Amanda knows that by sharing her hopes, dreams, challenges, and joys, she give others permission to do the same. From 'imposter syndrome' to success and everything in-between, Amanda joins us to explore how she has survived and thrived 'Against The Odds'. 


Our Host: 

Dr Diahanne Rhiney, Founder Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) and Diahanne Rhiney Consultancy.  Diahanne  is a long time ambassador for women's rights, safety and wellbeing. In April 2016, Dr Rhiney spoke at a conference is entitled ‘Generation Sext’ which addressed the sending of explicit images within the children and young people sector specifically. She also appeared live on the BBC with Kaye Adams where she discussed her thoughts on  body image, self-esteem and its impact on young women's behaviour. Shortly before, she won a 'Wise Woman Award' for her inspirational work. She was recently shortlisted from 20,000 nominees by The National Diversity Awards in the category of Positive Role Model (gender).