Following on from their successful event at City Space on International Women’s Day, Saturday afternoon (March 9) saw Sister Shack continue their International Women’s Day festivities at Tyne Bank Brewery in Newcastle.
The collective, created by Chantal Herbert, is aimed at giving female business owners, entrepreneurs and creatives a supportive environment in which to succeed as well as a broader goal in helping promote gender equality.
Female business owners, artisans and designers from all over the North East pitched up their stalls and the day also included guest speakers discussing a number of issues ranging from feminism to the menopause, as well as local musicians and DJs.
Speaking at the event, Ms Herbert said, “There is a still a very big gap between men and women in many walks of life and I feel that this event shows that women are here, we are loud and we’re just as capable.”
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that skilled trades occupations have the biggest discrepancy between the two sexes, with women only making up 8% of all workers and with men on average earning 25% more.