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Tesco Developing Businesses Managing Director to Present Keynote Speech at Women 1st 2013 Conference

Women 1st announced today that Jill Easterbrook, Tesco’s managing director - developing businesses, is to speak at its 2013 Conference, focusing on how women can succeed in business by making the best of their working environment.
  The Women 1st Conference is the only event dedicated to women working in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. It will be held on 19 June at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

After brief spells at Marks & Spencer and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Jill Easterbrook joined Tesco in 2001, rising through a series of ever more senior positions to become managing director – developing businesses in 2012 and joined the executive committee in January 2013. Jill will share the insights she has picked up on her journey so that other women can benefit from her experiences.

Sharon Glancy, founder of Women 1st, says: “Jill is the perfect role model for our delegates as she demonstrates that women can reach the top in business through working hard, working smart and grasping opportunities when they present themselves.”  

Jill Easterbrook says: “My session ‘Being different – making it work for you’ aims to inspire delegates to be themselves at work, confident that this can lead to success and that having a great career won’t preclude them from also being a great friend/member of the community/wife/mother, or whatever else is important to them.  I am very proud to be speaking at the Women 1st Conference as I believe it will be an excellent opportunity for delegates to share experiences and best practice while networking with other women from some of the UK’s most dynamic businesses.”

Following the conference, Women 1st will announce the winners of its annual Shine Awards, the only awards dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women working in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism, and induct new members into its prestigious Top 100 Club of influential women.

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