I was delighted to invite Sophie from Louth to the International Women's Day reception at No.11 Downing Street to celebrate her success as the founder of Do-dance
Winner of the East Lindsey District Council's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Sophie's mobile contemporary dance business brings the joy of dance to schools and community halls all over rural Lincolnshire.
The reception was hosted by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss to celebrate women business founders and entrepreneurs. Each MP was allowed to invite just one woman business founder from their constituency and dancer Sophie was delighted to be invited along.
Sophie founded Do-dance in Summer 2013, after graduating from Plymouth University at the age of 21 with the support of the Princes Trust. Do-dance is a mobile dance business that specialises in providing a range of high quality creative, expressive movement, and dance opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities in rural Lincolnshire.
Sophie travelled to London and toured the Houses of Parliament before watching the debate live from the special gallery in the house of commons. At the Reception at Number 11 Downing Street, Sophie was introduced to many inspiring women, including Baroness Karen Brady from The Apprentice.
“I am very honoured about being invited by our local MP Victoria Atkins as her guest to attend a reception for women entrepreneurs at Number 11," said Sophie.
"I feel empowered after meeting so many inspiring women. It was a fantastic day of celebration for women and I am overjoyed to be a part of it.”
It was a pleasure to have such a fantastic female entrepreneur representing our area!