Inspiring Women Network

Designed to provide a platform to showcase inspiring women from across the Sheffield City Region, our Inspiring Women network offers an opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers while networking with women from across the business community.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Sheffield Chamber have worked hard to create an inclusive, accessible and engaging online events programme. We are now pleased to announce that the popular Inspiring Women Network will return in an online format for the foreseable future and we are excited about this first virtual event.

On Tuesday 13th October, our new Interim Director, Louisa Harrison-Walker will host what is sure to be an engaging event, offering opportunities to be inspired, learn and meet new people.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers will be Chief Superintendent Una Jennings of South Yorkshire Police and GB Olympic Star and Active Travel Commissioner for Sheffield City Region, Dame Sarah Storey.

The event provides an opportunity to hear both Una and Dame Sarah's inspiring personal and professional journeys to date, before being given the opportunity to pose your questions to the speakers. You will then have the chance to join various breakout rooms to network with the speakers and all attendees in an informal online environment.

This is not one to be missed!!

Keynote Speakers

Una Jennings, Chief Superintendent, South Yorkshire Police

Chief Superintendent Una Jennings has been a serving police officer for 17 years, starting her career in the police service of Northern Ireland.
Una is a graduate of the Queen's University Belfast and Cambridge University, she has a strong academic background and interest in evidence based policy and practice.
Chief Superintendent Una Jennings is one of two PIP 4 qualified senior investigating officers in South Yorkshire Police, a role held by a small cadre of officers nationally, for use in serial, serious and complex homicides. She is mother to a 15-year-old daughter and her partner is a serving police officer.

Dame Sarah Storey, Team GB & Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region LEP

Dame Sarah Joanne Storey, DBE is a British Paralympic cyclist and former swimmer. She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and six times British national track champion. Her total of fourteen gold medals makes her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time. 

Dame Sarah was officially revealed as the new Active Travel Commissioner for the Sheffield City Region at an event held at Sheffield Hallam University on Monday 1 April. Her role will involve championing active travel and working alongside Mayor Dan Jarvis to enable more people to travel on foot, by bike or by public transport.


  • 11.00am - Welcome, Louisa Harrison-Walker, Sheffield Chamber
  • 11.10am - Una Jennings, South Yorkshire Police
  • 11.30am - Q&A
  • 11.45am - Dame Sarah Storey, Sheffield City Region LEP
  • 12.05 - Q&A
  • 12.20 - Networking
  • 12.55 - Closing speeches
  • 13.00 - Close

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