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Camila Batmanghelidjh to speak at the Women on Fire event in London

Annie Payne - Monday 18.04.11, 11:10am

Women on Fire

Women on Fire

Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder and director of two charities, The Place 2 Be (now national) and Kids Company, which transforms the lives of some of the most traumatized children in London has announced that she will speak at the Women on Fire event at Westminster Central Hall, London on Saturday 23rd April 2011.

Designed entirely around women, and open to everyone regardless of age or background, Women on Fire is a one day fully interactive community event, bringing together some of the world’s most clear sighted female leaders within their own field of expertise. An all-female parliament of speakers sees Women on Fire inspire and debate issues around ecology, human rights, environment,  science, business, film and art, whilst initiating confidence, and providing new resources, skills & support.

Joined by some of the world’s most influential women in the world such as biologist Elisabet Sahtouris, international lawyer Polly Higgins, peace campaigner Scilla Elworthy, human rights campaigner Hafsat Abiola-Costello, social entrepreneur Azul-Valerie Thome, journalist and broadcaster Angela Saini, and founder of Women on Fire Judith Seelig to name a few, Camilla Batmanghelidjh will share her know-how around fundraising and how best to inspire generosity.

The all-female environment will encourage a mass of collaborative energy to which attendees also contribute. In addition, speakers at the event will donate their time to discuss and debate key issues with attendees in a more intimate setting in the round.

This event will take place at Westminster Central Hall, where on Easter Saturday 23rd April 2011 from 9AM – 7PM and will include many more remarkable, informative women, plus music, art, film previews, storytelling, guidance and the chance to learn a practice to resource creativity and happiness.

Women on Fire is a non-profit organisation funded to date by donations, private loans and gifted skills. It���s been set up to promote and develop confidence in female intelligence, instinct and leadership, without the loss of tenderness. There will be a one minute silence at the event for all the women around the world who have no voice, no choice in how they live led by founder of Women on Fire, Judith Seelig.

Judith Seelig, comments:

“The world today can seem grim. We are drowning in stories and images which testify to the arrogance and greed of politicians and corporations, the brutality of war and destruction of communities.  But there are bold, clear sighted women who offer hope for a better future. This remarkable event brings many of them together, and will give all the opportunity to ignite their own optimism and power.”

Judith goes on to say:

“There is an increasing need for all women across the world to feel a sense of empowerment and to be able to draw upon quiet self-authority from a shared foundation. Women on Fire is a one day community for all, regardless of age or background, to learn new skills, gain fresh insights, share experiences, and take away more wisdom and serenity than they came with. We aim to encourage collaboration on a vast scale not just at the event on Easter Saturday, but also we hope to continue the energy of our work as it flows, across the world.”

Tickets can be booked in advance by visiting the Women on Fire website or calling the hotline 0844 330 1236.

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