Women in Business & Women’s Network Forum (DofE Award) – Chairman

HRH The Countess of Wessex established the Women in Business Group in 2003 to support the DofE’s ambition to reach more young people and help them to develop skills that can transform their futures. Since its inception, The Women in Business Group has raised over £1m for the Charity.

HRH is also a Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Women’s Network Forum which was established in January 2014 to support the work of Corporate Women’s Network Groups. As well as a Global Ambasador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

In June 2013, to mark ten years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Women in Business Group, TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex joined leading supporters of the DofE Charity for an evening reception, sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment.

The evening reception saw inspirational DofE Award holders and a DofE volunteer leader speak about their experience with the Charity and how it has helped young people, before guests heard from host of the evening, WIB Committee member and Senior Investment Director at Investec Wealth & Investment, Elissa Bayer.

Photography via Investec Site

HRH The Countess of Wessex then took to the stage to highlight the impact of the work of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which works with over 300,000 young people every year, helping them to develop skills for life and work. Full article is here.

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