Three women who have overcome fear to achieve success will gather together in Belfast on Friday 6th March at Grand Central Hotel to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie, MMA fighter Leah McCourt and former Miss GB Gemma Garrett will share their stories of resilience and determination in overcoming fear to achieve their career goals at an afternoon tea event.
As a BBC television news correspondent, Kate Adie was one of the first women in the UK to report from war zones around the world.
Her memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the final NATO intervention in Kosovo, the massacre at Dunblane, the Selby rail crash, the SAS lifting of the Iran Embassy Siege in London, the Bologna railway station bombing and the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989.
Kate carried out numerous assignments in Northern Ireland throughout “The Troubles” as well as reporting on the referendum to ratify the Good Friday Agreement.
She has written several books: her autobiography – The Kindness of Strangers, Corsets to Camouflage, Nobody’s Child, Into Danger and Fighting on the Home Front – The Legacy of Women in World War One. She has served as a judge for the Orange Prize for Fiction, now the Bailey’s, and the Whitbread, now the Costa Prize, and recently, the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
Belfast MMA fighter Leah McCourt will become the first woman to headline a Bellator Europe card when she takes on her opponent at the end of February in Dublin.
Winning is second nature to Leah McCourt, with success following her wherever she goes. Leah picked-up gold at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation European Open Championships in 2015 and gold at the IMMAF World Championships the following year. at the winning another gold medal at the IMMAF World Championships in 2016. If you thought that was impressive, Leah is also a World and European International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation champion and has a black belt in judo.
Gemma Garrett is one of Northern Ireland’s best-known beauty queens, model, actress and one-time would-be politician now turned businesswoman.
The former Miss Great Britain has founded an online business, Buella, curating and selling best-in class luxury and wellness brands which adhere to a common set of ethical and humane values. She recently appeared on BBC Northern Ireland’s TV series Beauty Queen and Single.
The Fearless Women Afternoon Tea event is presented by Buella and takes place on Friday 6th March 2020 at Grand Central Hotel. Tickets, which includes afternoon tea and a luxury goodie bag, are priced at £45 via Eventbrite