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Climate for Change Conference

Members from SI Manchester attended the 88th Federation Conference of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland. The 2 day conference took place in Belfast and was attended by up to 500 Soroptimists.

Members enjoyed listening to excellent speakers talking about empowering women and girls, developing technology to be more proactive in health care, creating an environment fit for the future, working towards gender equality and learning about the current work of the British Red Cross.

The excellent project work improving the lot of women and girls was recognised and celebrated.

There was much fun and friendship in evidence as members met up with friends made at previous conferences.  Conversations were shared over coffee or meals often late into the night.  Time was made for visits to Northern Ireland’s special places like the Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Quarter.  Despite the cold weather several hardy Soroptimists took the open top bus tour of Belfast!

Members departed Belfast having been invigorated by the conference and looking forward to the international conference next year in Dublin.

Val Jenkins