The Caerphilly Working Women’s network met earlier this month and were somewhat blessed with the weather for an evening of walking, talking and networking in the shadow of Britain’s second largest castle and in the footsteps of one of Wales most inspiring women.

The ladies from local businesses large and small met outside Caerphilly Castle to hear about the myths and legends surrounding the historic castle in Caerphilly.

Our Trusty guide Kevin Eadon-Davies, from Cwm a Mynydd Rural Development Programme who support the Working Women Network through the Welsh Governments Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, regaled the story of the famous Green lady who is said to roam the ramparts of the castle.

Onto the Tyfu Café based in Caerphilly our hosts for the evening where we heard from Jacquie Williams whose treks have spanned the word, from Kilimanjaro to the Sahara DesertJacquie is the MD of SCS Aftercare Smoke Vent Maintenance & President of the Welsh Women Walking Group.

Working Women's Network follow in Jacquie's footsteps

Jacquie was an inspiring speaker and told her remarkable story of her business and personal achievements including tekking the Sahara Desert with Julien Macdonald whilst raising money for Cancer Research Wales.

Denise Lovering Chair of Caerphilly Business Forum said:

It was great to hear from such an inspiring speaker and we are looking forward to our new calendar of events.

The Women’s Networking events are open to both employer and employee, our events give you the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded women in an informal and fun setting.  There is no charge for membership.

The next event is on the 12th of October and will be held in Llancaiach Fawr Manor house with a guided ghost tour.  Details here.

If you are interested in joining the Women’s Networking Events, please contact Sharon Peters on 01443 866397 or


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