Female Speaker Series Off to Flying Start

A series of talks, about and for high profile female entrepreneurs, has launched at the University of Suffolk.

Mandy Haberman kicked off the programme of events late last week.

An expert on infant feeding with over 35 years’ experience, Mandy found her career taking an altogether different direction when her third child was born with a syndrome that made normal feeding impossible.

Dedicating her life to helping mothers feed their babies in the best way possible and to helping youngsters develop feeding independence; she became an award-winning inventor and entrepreneur.

Mandy is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards for her innovations: British Female Inventor of the Year in 2000; shortlisted as a finalist of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Business Women of the Year Award and recognized by HM Queen Elizabeth as a ‘Pioneer to the Life of the Nation’ in 2003.

She is also an inspirational speaker advocating for women in business, highlighting the importance of innovation and intellection property.

The Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship launched in October to mark the one year anniversary of IWIC, the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre, based at the University.

Stef Thorne, Head of Research and Enterprise Services at the University, said: “The Centre and events like this illustrate the important contribution the University can make.

“It has been a pleasure for us to welcome Mandy as the inaugural speaker for our Women in Enterprise Speaker Series.”


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