Learn from inspiring women at St Andrews event

Thursday 20 February 2020

Two inspiring female entrepreneurs will share their stories in the third annual St Andrews Business Club event to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 4.

In the event, this year being hosted jointly with Fife Women in Business at Rufflets St Andrews from 5.30pm, Rachel Weiss and Rachael Nixon, will inspire attendees from all backgrounds.

After studying mathematics at Oxford, Rachel became a school teacher and then a counsellor and coach before founding Rowan Consultancy in Perth in 1997 with a special interest in developing resilience in individuals and in the workplace. 

In 2017, she founded the Menopause Café charity which co-ordinates pop-up events worldwide, where people gather to drink tea, eat cake and talk about menopause. It also runs the world’s only Menopause Festival. #FlushFest2020 will be held in Perth on May 29 and 30.

Chanix Millinery founder Rachael Nixon, began her career as a children’s nurse at Rachel House hospice in Kinross. Her interest in millinery came after she moved back home from a spell living in Saudi Arabia, where she’d bought a large and expensive ‘hatinator’ to attend a race day organised by the British Embassy. 

After the hatinator was destroyed during her journey back home, she used her creative skills to make a replacement herself and thus began her business. Since then she’s spent three years teaching herself the traditional millinery skills before studying it formally at Glasgow Clyde College and in a short time has become an international award-winning milliner including Finalist for Amazing New Business Innovator in No.1 Magazine's Amazing Women Awards 2020.

Anyone wanting to learn from them, as well as network, is asked to book via Eventbrite. 

A ful list of this season’s events can be found at http://bit.ly/StABCEvents

Full details of all the club’s events, most of which are now open to non-members, and how to join are available on its website at www.standrewsbusinessclub.co.uk and Eventbrite.