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Join us for the latest in a series of talks by some of this year's Strong Manchester Women at The Pankhurst Centre,

Each year Manchester City Council celebrates International Women’s Day with their Strong Manchester Women campaign. The campaign recognises the achievements of some of Manchester’s women, and produces portraits which appear on billboards and posters across the city.

We're thrilled that some of these amazing women will be coming to the centre to discuss their work and their experience of the campaign. And they'll be talking against the backdrop of the original portraits, which are here on display at The Pankhurst Centre until June 2019.

Please join us to meet Francess Davies-Tagoe, Chief Executive Officer – Tree of Life Centre

About Francess: After initially embarking on an advertising career at Trinity mirror newspapers, Francess chose to pursue a career in the voluntary sector, where for the last 20 years she has been supporting people and organisations take a step towards maximising their full potential. Following a number of leadership roles at Community Network for Manchester, Voluntary Action Manchester and the (GIO Project) Growing Independent Organisations, Francess was all the more determined to make a difference. Francess currently leads the Tree of Life Centre, a vibrant charity which aims to minimise social isolation, poverty and deprivation as well as mental ill-health. The charity which is used by more than 300 participants on a daily basis, is renowned for its eight distinctive projects which include:- a job club, furniture reuse, community café, foodbank, community repaint, clothing, wellbeing activities, volunteering and training opportunities. Francess is also known for organising annual empowerment conferences and retreats aimed at training and motivating women across Manchester.

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