Event Attracts City’s Top Female Business Leaders


Designed to Celebrate Inspire and Connect Local Women

A unique conference saw female entrepreneurs from across the city turn out to hear from two of the UK’s most influential business women.


Designed to celebrate, inspire and connect local women, the event was hosted by NatWest and attracted over 40 business owners and leaders from across Greater Birmingham.


Among the speakers were Indian food guru and successful business owner, Pinky Lilani OBE. Pinky was joined by career coach and motivational speaker, Rupinder Kaur. 


Featured in BBC Radio 4’s power list of the UK’s 100 most influential women, Pinky stressed the importance of self belief in the business world and developing a personal brand. 


Meanwhile, Rupinder spoke to delegates about challenging limiting beliefs and how to get more out of personal life and career.


Also well known for her charity work, Pinky Lilani OBE said: “It’s a real honour to have been able to share my experience and passion with some of Birmingham’s leading business women.


“My advice to the women I have the pleasure of speaking to fundamentally revolves around knowing where you want to go in life. It’s also important to be passionate about your business and treat others with kindness ‒ what I’d consider to be a very powerful business tool.”



NatWest’s Manjit Kang, real estate finance manager and women in business ambassador, added: “Inspiring and empowering women in business is something we are very passionate about at NatWest. Events like these are just part of our commitment.


“It has been wonderful to hear from the renowned Pinky and Rupinder today and to celebrate the city’s thriving female business community.”


Whilst, talking to The Asian Today, Rupinder Kaur said Asian women need to overcome obstacles that are in their way. “We have a lot to do in our community at the moment in terms of changing some of the perceptions of what Asian women can do. That will come. It will come from the empowering of the women, the coaching and the mentoring.”


“Additionally, we need to make other role models accessible and seeing them in society. We need to be able to help Asian women get over some of the obstacles. Truthfully, it has never been easier to start your own business especially with marketing and social media.”


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