Are you ready to find out how we can help you succeed?

If you are starting or growing a business then I AM WOMAN is the place to be. Start surrounding yourself with like-women committed to helping you flourish!

We are Celebrating International Women's Day

We are Launching Bridgend I AM WOMAN Thursday March 7th 2019

In Partnership with the Bridgend Business Forum

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You are invited to book and join us:

6pm Thursday March 7th 2019

6.00pm Cocktail & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Networking Reception-
Enjoy rubbing toes, network and make new business connections
We invite you to wear the shoes that define you!

7.00pm Welcome - Joy Ogeh Hutfield -
Are you ready?

International and multi-award-winning transformational coach with over 20 years’ experience, Joy’s passion lies in recognising potential in individuals, helping them to turn big ideas into possibilities; empowering them to lead with clarity, purpose and a sense of fulfilment.

7.10pm  Opening Welcome Cheryl Bass & Lisa Marie Brown -
Cheryl is an Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur who has worked with world leaders and world ranking entrepreneurs, alongside helping women to start and grow highly profitable businesses in search of time and financial freedom. She is One of The Top 100 Brilliant Women of Britain two years running and Author, Speaker and Media Presenter

Lisa is ranked as one of the UKs most influential women and is in the top 20% of social media users. A winner of the Fast Growth Award from UnLtd, featured on BBC, ITV, Business Insider 'Rising Star' and Sunday Telegraph her story of turning the world pink is one to watch.

7.15pm  I'd Never Dreamt I'd Be Walking In These Shoes! -
Linda Wongham - Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

7.20pm Introductions - Cheryl Bass I AM WOMAN
Showcasing you and I AM WOMAN Members

7.40pm Starting Your Business Walk - Claire Farren
Founder of Farrens - Virtual Assistants
Claire walks you though her business start-up journey and walks you through her Top Start-Up Tips and How To Discover What's Really Important!

7.50pm Tell Your Story - Wendy Hobbs
Ambassador of Women in the Law UK.  Wendy Hobbs, is a Lawyer, children’s fantasy author of the award-winning, Claudia Quash Series, Ambassador for Dreams and Wishes Charity, and Ambassador for Women in the Law UK.  Her debut novel, ‘Claudia Quash and the Spell of Pencliff’ has received amazing 5 star reviews and it has won a book award. 

8.00 Try Walking In My Shoes - Jayne Pierson
Jayne is a Welsh, International award-winning fashion designer, featured in British Vogue, Italian Vogue, and at London Fashion Week. Jayne has worked with couture designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mc Queen.  She has dressed numerous famous celebrities including, Ellie Goulding, Beyonce,, Little Mix, and she has designed bespoke commission garments for high-profile actresses and Brit Award winning singers and musicians. 

8.20pm Stories That Catapult Business Success - Hilarie Owen
Hilarie Owen began her career as a political scientist. She has been a successful director, author, strategist, founder and Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership. She was Head of Leadership Services for the Police Service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland after a successful corporate career and has worked for a variety of global companies in the United States, Europe, Middle East and South Africa.

8.30pm Start Walking In The Right Shoes - Sara Tye

Sara is Founder and Managing Director of redheadPR. Sara started her high flying career at The Body Shop where she assisted with the personal branding of the founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. She was Head of Public Relations at Yellow Pages. and has also opened a Mexican restaurant and helped run a senior residential home and hotel in St Ives.

8.50pm Q&A & Close
Invitation to join us in the bar
Meet the speakers & networking



On the evening of our Bridgend I AM WOMAN Launch 7.3.2019 we are going to offer to the women in the room an opportunity to apply for:

  • A Free I AM WOMAN Annual Membership
  • Free Techi-Mentoring to help them scale-up their business
  • Support to gain access to finance and business development resources to help them accelerate their success

Five women will be chosen to deliver a five minute pitch on 9.4.2019 and one winner will be chosen.

We want to get behind the winner of this opportunity and just show the world just how amazing things can be in business when we surround ourselves with the right people and the right support!

This opportunity has been generously Sponsored by a Bridgend based business TEAM 8 DIGITAL

However none of our other I AM WOMAN Members are going to miss out because Team 8 Digital are excited and available to offer a free consultancy session to all I AM WOMAN Members and explore how software and different websites, could help their business grow.

Bridgend I AM WOMAN lAUNCHES 7.3.2019

Are you starting or growing a business?

Join us and surround yourself with like-minded women eager to 'do' business together.

Learn Top Business Tips!

Don't go it alone, it's tough out there!

Enjoy learning Top Business Tips from highly successful female entrepreneurs who can offer you the fast route to success!

Equip yourself with the 'how' in business!

Keep yourself one step ahead of your competition by mastering a host of social media platforms and skills!

Build New Business Contacts!

You might be looking for new business or to create collaborations with others.

You might just be looking for signposting, friendship and support. If you are then I AM WOMAN is the place to be!

Looking to learn from some of the best?

We all need great role models. I AM WOMAN will introduce you to women who have turned their ideas into multi-million pound businesses by up scaling what they do by utilising technology!

About Us

We exist to help women start and grow their businesses.

You might be looking for motivation, inspiration, new business contacts, to get alongside like-minded women who can help you think outside your box, signposting for advice, finance or any number of things that relate to what it takes to be successful in business.

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Our Team

Cheryl Bass is the Founder and MD of I AM WOMAN.

Patron of I AM WOMAN is Margaret Carter Founder of Patchwork Traditional Foods, who launched her business with £8 housekeeping from her kitchen table and who now supplies Harrods, Selfridges, BA First Class etc.

We are also blessed to have an Advisory Board of exceptionally talented women.

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Our Membership

I AM WOMAN Membership is £495.00 per year and offers you a whole host of start-up and growth business support and opportunities.

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Get In Touch

T: 07581 210 004

I AM WOMAN is a coming home!

I AM WOMAN was founded in Cardiff and I have only ever run I AM WOMAN outside of Bridgend. However my home town is Bridgend, I went to school there and so when I decided to move home I never dreamt I would be starting an I AM WOMAN Business Academy Group there!

It was one of those occurrences,  I had a chance meeting with Bridgend Business Forum the result being the launch of Bridgend I AM WOMAN in Partnership with the Bridgend Business Forum, to support women in business in Bridgend and the surrounding areas.

Our hotel choice, was The Coed y Mwyster are now Sponsors of Bridgend I AM WOMAN. Following our launch, we are so blessed to be able to have our monthly events there on the second Tuesday of every month.


We help you think outside your box by introducing you to how technology can help you upskill your business and help you make money when your sleeping!


We value the expertise of everyone we come into contact with and we are eager to help you make the connections you need to prosper!


WE help you to become the very best version of yourself by being constantly being inspired to be the very best version of ourselves!

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you!

T: 07581 210 004

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