Newham women show off their skills at Sarah Bonnell School

Young enterprise students in Stratord were visited by female entrepreneurs who inspired them to start their own businesses.

Young enterprise students in Stratord were visited by female entrepreneurs who inspired them to start their own businesses.

Local businesswomen gave speeches to the young girls at Sarah Bonnell School for the first Skilled Women event about how to set up a successful enterprise.

The event, organised by the Stratford-based Change Community Project, hosted a number of commercial stalls and introduced the ambitious students to Crystal Celebrity, from Beckton, who spoke about her Barbie Box, a life-size doll package hired out for parties and photoshoots.

Speaking about her Barbie Box, Crystal said: “It’s always fun, usually booked for Fund Raisers and Charity Events and special themed photo shoots, but from time to time I do have it at events conferences and exhibitions and it always goes down well.”


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Mavis, Amankwah, a former pupil of St Angela’s Ursuline School in Forest Gate, spoke about her business development company Rich Visions which is based in Stratford.

Speaker Deborah Millington, originally from Newham and now director of her own merchandising business called Redborder, said: “My business acumen and creative flair has helped me develop RedBorder from a small company in 2006 into a trailblazing company; diversifying and working within the majority of London Boroughs.”

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To get involved in Change Community projects, email changecproject@aol.com.

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