Home Secretary visits Brent to celebrate the achievements of women
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Rt. Hon Theresa May was the chief guest at conference hels in Neasden Temple
The Home Secretary paid the borough a visit to take part in a conference celebrating International Women’s Day last week.
Rt. Hon Theresa May was the chief guest and keynote speaker at the event hosted at Neasden Temple (BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) in Brentfield Road, Neasden, on Saturday.
The conference was hosted by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a UN-affiliated socio-spiritual Hindu charity, and aimed to celebrate the achievements of women and inspire them to fulfil their potential.
Mrs May, Conservative MP for Maidenhead, told the audience how privileged she felt at being in the company of hundreds of motivated women and paid tribute to the sense of solidarity and friendship that she witnessed there.
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Other guest speakers at the conference included Brent Central MP Sarah Teather and Baroness Barbara Young, the first female Chief Executive of Diabetes UK.
Rena Amin, one of the conference organiser, said: “This year we wanted women to really reach ‘above and beyond’ the boundaries and learn and become inspired through the experiences of others.
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“We wanted to provide a place where an everyday, ordinary woman can believe that she can make a significant contribution to society.”