Needle's 100 Women lunch and fund raiser

Inspired by the BBC’s 100 Women initiative, Needle Partners Limited, an international commercial law firm based in Leeds, are hosting a lunch at Restaurant Bar and Grill, Leeds on 31 October 2017.  The aim is to bring together 100 aspirational, inspirational and influential women from all walks of life. Attending the lunch are representatives from the worlds of business, broadcasting, arts, sports and public sector and community groups as well as a number of young women who are aspiring to be part of these worlds.

Speakers include Anj Handa, the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, a dynamic movement of women leading transformational change at work, in their communities, and in the world; Elizabeth Wright a three-time Paralympic medal winner from Australia who is a motivational speaker working with children and adults through her programme, Resilience, Wellbeing, Success, and Yvette Puliga an author, powerful transformational mindset coach and fashion therapist. They will be taking the lead on three of the BBC’s 100 women teams:


  • The glass ceiling - #Teamlead
  • Sexism in sport - #Teamplay
  • Female illiteracy - #Teamread


The lunch will also be attended by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson, and the CEO of Leeds Women’s Aid, Nik Peasgood. Leeds Women’s Aid will be the beneficiary of any fund raised.

Managing Partner, Sharon Needle, said. "As a law firm established and led by a woman we were very inspired by the BBC’s 100 women initiative and wanted to do something in Leeds for our women. The support we have received for this lunch from some very well know local women has been overwhelming and we hope will inspire the young women starting forth in their careers to follow their dreams as well as raise funds for a charity that provides support to women not as fortunate as many of us.