About Ladiesfirst Professional Development..

✔ We don’t have an eligibility criteria as we believe that all women regardless of status have something to offer. The only request we make is that you have aspirations and the desire to help other women.

✔ The organisation is based on three principles which we refer to as the 3 I’s – to Inspire, to Inform and to Introduce. We hold a series of monthly events where you will either hear from an Inspirational speaker, attend an informative business skills workshop and be introduced to new people. Our aim is for our network to be an incubator for ideas and development for all women.

We are an organisation who welcome members and drop in guests, which ever fits in with each individuals’ busy lifestyle.  Whether you run your own business, work within a business or seeking inspiration for a change of career.  We are an inclusive network involving women of all backgrounds and cultures regardless of what stage they are at in their business life or career.

Why Join us:

Our meetings and events are personalised and not based on numbers, unlike many Networking Companies, we build confidence amongst our members and guests by our unique personal approach.

We Build lasting business relationships by bringing Professionals together through Events.

The faces behind Ladiesfirst Professional Development..

Tracey McAtamney


I have over 30 years’ experience in Practice Management and Legal Accounts, I remain as a Locum working within Legal firms across the Warwickshire area. For ten years, I was a Director of Warwickshire Legal Recruitment, working in association with Warwickshire Law Society, recruiting legal professionals and locums.  As an ardent fundraiser, I also ran an Events Company, Event Plus for some years, supporting charities.

Author of Hidden Strength, I now run seminars on surviving bereavement and support children and young adults coping with grief.

I am a Trustee of the St. Bernadette Trust, Coventry.  A charity working to assist sick and handicapped people.

I enjoy yoga, gym classes, dog walking, going to the theatre and drinking champagne, probably in the reverse order!

Julie Richards

I am a Dermalogica skin expert and have over 16 years experience in the beauty industry. My business is Soul Beauty Skin Centre based in Balsall Common.
My previous career was in local press advertising where i worked for 18 years managing local and national business accounts.
As the original founder of the local Balsall common magazine i still volunteer my support on this quarterly publication which is a community interest company.
My interests are running, and boxing and enjoy running fundraising events.


Susie Mackie

Photographer, Author, Founder Women of Spirit

Living a life with low self-worth can have disastrous consequences on the choices we make: Susie Mackie knows this only too well.  Her work with Women of Spirit supporting and enabling women towards self-empowerment, has become her life’s purpose.

Storytelling is one of the many things that define and bind our humanity.  The Women of Spirit books and website provide a vehicle for women to share their journeys to self-empowerment.

Each individual story acts as a guide, giving readers an insight into the resources used by the women in extremely difficult and often painful situations. These women inspire and encourage the reader to strive towards living happy and fulfilled lives.

Its not just a book – Women of Spirit is a Movement!

Natasha Blacklock

Cocktails & Conversation Organiser

I have over 10 years’ experience working in the legal sector – I am currently a Marketing & Client Relations Assistant at Band Hatton Button Solicitors, Coventry.

Day to day you will find me involved with all marketing and activities across the firm including communications, events, social media, looking after client data, advertising, updating our website, branding and lots more.

In my spare time I enjoy the gym, running, socialising and trying out new restaurants and cocktails!

Sandra Godley

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Inspirational people and feel-good stories across Coventry & Warwickshire