Media Release: Let’s hear it for the girls on International Women’s Day

Wendy Bates

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is on Friday March 8 2013 and thousands of events are being held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

One such event is being hosted by the Edinburgh Social Enterprise, resolve.

Speaking about the event, resolve business manager, Wendy Bates, explained how, for many women, juggling is a fact of life: “Home, work, relationships, the school run, family, friends, partnered-up or single, it can often feel like it’s all go and all down to you”, she said.

“We want to encourage women to focus on themselves for a while, be inspired and above all else, have some fun.”

The event will be held in the Merchants’ Hall in Hanover Street, Edinburgh from 10am until 3pm.

Wendy continued: “As well as being treated to a glass of bubbly and a delicious lunch,  women will hear from local ‘Mumpreneur’ Anna Louise Simpson, AKA ‘Mama Tea’, as she shares her fascinating journey from corporate lawyer to oil painter to full-time mum and founder of her award-winning herbal tea company, Mama Tea Limited.”

It will be a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for proper ‘me-time’, whether it’s chatting and sharing experiences with fellow guests, having a pamper at one of the beauty stations or benefiting from the coaching and well-being experts who will be on hand running workshops and providing expert advice.

For further details and to book, please contact or call 0131 718 6003. Group discounts are available for parties of six.

resolve works with individuals and businesses to manage stress and promote wellbeing and was set up by mental health charity Health in Mind with funding from the Scottish Government Enterprise Growth Fund.


For further information contact resolve business manager, Wendy Bates on 0131 718 6003 or by email at or Katie Smith, Health in Mind  communications officer at

Notes for editors:

Health in Mind is a registered Scottish Charity with over 30 years of experience in providing a range of mental health and wellbeing services including information, support, training and talking therapies.

The Enterprise Growth Fund is a £6m Scottish Government Fund. The Fund is making strategic investments in ambitious and enterprising third sector organisations enabling them to develop, grow and become more sustainable.

It supports third sector organisations to realise their full potential and to make a key contribution to the National Outcomes of the Scottish Government. The Enterprise Growth Fund is managed by the Wise Group with consortium partners CEiS, DSL and Social Value Lab.

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