International Women's Day is set to be celebrated in grandeur this year as Karen Millen OBE, the esteemed fashion designer and businesswoman, takes centre stage as the keynote speaker at the IWD Conference and Expo on March 8th. The event, scheduled to take place at the prestigious Millennium Point in Birmingham, promises an enlightening and empowering experience for attendees.

Karen Millen's remarkable career, marked by her ground-breaking contributions to the fashion industry and her dedication to women's empowerment, makes her an ideal choice for this momentous occasion. As the founder of the iconic Karen Millen brand, she has not only revolutionized the world of fashion but has also become an influential figure inspiring aspiring entrepreneurs and women globally.

The IWD Conference and Expo will feature an array of distinguished speaker panels, each addressing key topics related to women's achievements, challenges, and opportunities. Attendees can expect insightful discussions on women's leadership, entrepreneurship, and the path to gender equality. The event aims to foster a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages dialogue, networking, and the exchange of ideas.

Joining Karen Millen on the list of esteemed speakers is Andy Street, the Mayor of the Midlands. His presence at the event underscores the importance of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to drive positive change for women in the region. Mayor Street's commitment to building a thriving and inclusive community aligns seamlessly with the spirit of International Women's Day.

One of the key panels is ‘Women in Media’ hosted by Delicious PR Managing Director, Anita Champaneri, featuring  ITV’s Suzanne Virdee, GMB presenter Marverine Cole and BBC’s Nicki Tapper.  Starting at 2pm, the panel will discuss the highs and lows of their TV careers - it’s one not to be missed.

The Millennium Point, a symbol of innovation and progress in Birmingham, serves as the perfect venue for this empowering event. Its state-of-the-art facilities and central location provide an accessible and inspiring space for attendees to come together and celebrate the achievements of women while discussing strategies for a more inclusive future.

"We are thrilled to have Karen Millen OBE as our keynote speaker for the IWD Conference and Expo. Her journey and success story are a testament to the resilience and strength of women in all fields. This event is a platform to celebrate achievements, foster collaboration, and inspire positive change for women in our community," said Kasim Choudhry, Event Co-Founder.

Tickets for the IWD Conference and Expo are now available, offering a unique opportunity to engage with thought leaders, industry experts, and fellow attendees. For more information and to secure your spot, visit