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Dame Mary Archer to speak at Cathedral on International women's Day

Tuesday 21 February

Business Women are encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’ at International Women’s Day event Wednesday 8 March at Peterborough Cathedral

Dame Mary Archer DBE will be the keynote speaker at an event to mark International Women’s Day at Peterborough Cathedral, on Wednesday 8th March at 10.30am.

The event, organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Peterborough Cathedral, will raise the profile of issues that are central to career development for female colleagues. Dame Mary will share her own experience of the challenges faced during her career. Anna Lee, Supplier Quality Manager at Caterpillar, will also speak about her role leading a global team ensuring quality components are received from Caterpillar’s supply base.

A debate on the International Women’s Day theme ‘Be Bold for Change’ will allow delegates to take time to consider their own ambitions or aspirations and barriers they have faced as women. Pupils from Ormiston Bushfield Academy will be amongst those present to hear the presentations and take part in the discussion.

The event is hosted by Peterborough Cathedral in support of their Peterborough 900 campaign.

Rachael Church, Director of Fundraising at Peterborough Cathedral, said: “Peterborough Cathedral is looking forward to hosting this exciting event for International Women’s’ Day 2017. This will enable us to further strengthen our relationships with the business community and support women in developing their career ambitions.”

Commenting on her involvement, Dame Mary Archer said: “I very much look forward to joining women in business on 8th March. As the Cathedral approaches its 900th anniversary, I am delighted to visit this great venue again, especially for such a worthy occasion as International Women’s’ Day.”

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

Tickets for the event are £20 + VAT for Chamber members and £27 + VAT for non-members. ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

To book please call Helen Bosett on 01733 370809 or email

About Dame Mary Archer DBE

Dame Mary read chemistry at St Anne’s College, Oxford, did her PhD at Imperial College, and then taught chemistry in London, Oxford and Cambridge. Leaving full-time academia in 1986, she then undertook a range of business and public sector roles, including serving on the board of Anglia Television and the Council of Lloyd’s of London. She chaired Cambridge University Hospitals from 2002 to 2012 and is currently chair of the Science Museum Group and Imperial College Health Partners Advisory Council. She is a board member of the Britten Sinfonia, Hydrodec plc and icould, and president of the Guild of Church Musicians, the National Energy Foundation, Addenbrooke’s Abroad and the UK Solar Energy Society. She was appointed DBE in 2012 for services to the NHS.