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Women rule the county of South Yorkshire – it’s official.

For the first time ever, five of the most significant roles are held by women – and they will all be under one roof, sharing the secrets of their success, later this month.

During Sheffield Hallam University’s Leading Ladies event the five will take to the stage to talk about their key roles in the city.

Pam Liversidge OBE, the first female Master Cutler, her daughter-in-law Suzanne Liversidge, the first female President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Julie Kenny CBE, Chair of Yorkshire Forward who will soon take over as High Sherriff of South Yorkshire, Sylvia Dunkley, Sheffield’s 15th female Lord Mayor and Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, will discuss how they believe they will fare in a region traditionally known for male-dominated industry and politics.

The free event is on Wednesday January 25 at the university’s Pennine Theatre, 7.15 for 7.30pm. To book go to http://bit.ly/vNGhbt

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The Seven Hills Women’s Institute has reached its membership limit for 2012, before the first meeting of the year has even been held.

The group, established in August 2009, now has 101 members, making it the largest in Sheffield for the third year running.

President, Lindsay Garfitt, said: “We’ve had to turn away dozens of interested women. We hate to do it, but we have capacity restrictions at our meeting venue”

To find details of other local groups, go to www.thewi.org.uk