A unique networking event will be held at Foyles in Grand Central, where domestic abuse survivor and campaigner Raj Holness, mathematician Dr Sara Jabbari - whose work helps to tackle devastating bugs, like MRSA - and UN humanitarian campaigner, artist and former journalist Salma Zulfiqar will share their experiences.

In Conversation With… Inspiring Women Who Dared To Dream, takes place at the book store on Thursday 22 November, from 6pm to 8pm.  Tickets are £20 each and include entry, canapés, welcome drinks and a copy of this beautiful, hardback book (RRP £14.99), which aims to inspire the city’s next generation of female achievers, leaders and pioneers. Book your space here.

This will be followed by a special shopping event on Saturday 24 November at Waterstones Birmingham, on the third floor between 2pm and 3pm. Shoppers will have the opportunity to take home signed copies of the book, with 20% off and a Christmas wrapping service available. More information can be found here.

Councillor Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:

“Once Upon A Time In Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream is a book that spans generations, showcasing the determination of city women who often had major hurdles to overcome. We hope the people of Birmingham will join us embracing these 30 stories – and take inspiration from the passionate, fearless women who feature in its pages.”

Proceeds from book will go into a fund to help the city’s young women pursue their own dreams – more details will be announced next year.

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