Women from across the north of Wales celebrated their success at a graduation event in Colwyn Bay last night (Thursday 7th September).  The women were awarded certificates for gaining their Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications as part of Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation 2 programme which is fully funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government. 

 North Wales based politicians Ann Jones AM and Mark Isherwood AM addressed the graduates at the event and presented graduates with their certificates. 

 Speaking at the graduation event at the Chwarae Teg offices in Colwyn Bay, Emma Richards who works on the Agile Nation 2 project said:

 “This event is a celebration of the women who have participated in the career development programme, offered by the Agile Nation 2 project here in north Wales.  It’s an opportunity for our participants to be formally presented with their certificates, to catch-up with their fellow learners and to learn more about further support available to them.  We are hugely proud of the achievements of our participants who have not only gained the key leadership skills valued by employers but also developed the confidence and motivation to build their careers and improve their position in their chosen careers.

 “The Agile Nation 2 project, which is fully funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, supports women to build their skills and confidence so that they can achieve and prosper in the workplace.”

 Vale of Clwyd Assembly Member, Ann Jones AM, said:

 “I was delighted to attend the graduation event recognising future women leaders in their workplaces as they received their certificates.  It was pleasing to see women from all ages and backgrounds receive this award and I hope that they will be able to inspire others to come forward.   The new skills these women have gained will help them in their workplaces and I am sure they will all become great leaders in their areas.”

 North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood said:

 “It was an honour and a pleasure to share in this celebration, to say a few words about my own family, career and management experience, and of the importance of gender equality and leadership in business.  I was delighted to congratulate the new graduates on their achievement  and to wish them every success in their future careers.”