Dorset is holding its first Women’s Health Symposium on 9th March 2023 at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

Hosted by Dorset Women and GO Girls under the WAND umbrella, this promises to be of interest to all women of all ages.


In September 2022 the UK Government launched the first ever Women’s Health Strategy for England. This makes now an important and exciting time for women’s voices to be heard and to better understand the impact of health on women now and in the future.


The event will have a packed agenda with a broad range of expert speakers from consultant gynaecologists, specialist nurse practitioners, and other key stakeholders from across Dorset, responsible for women’s healthcare. The programme addresses a range of key topics, including gender bias, menstrual health, fertility & pregnancy, cancers, sexual health and menopause.

Special guests

The event will be launched by comedian and GO Girls patron, Helen Lederer, with an online guest appearance from Scottish comedian, Janey Godley, who herself is currently undergoing ovarian cancer treatment.


Standard ticket: £22.50

The ticket price covers the cost of venue hire, speaker fees and expenses as well as all the technical kit, licenses etc. BOOK NOW.

Early Bird Rate: £17.50

Book now and receive a 25% discounted ticket. Offer closes 31 January 2023. BOOK NOW

Pay Forward – Help Someone Else to Join the Event

We have created a PayForward scheme to allow women to attend who might otherwise be unable. If you can afford to purchase a PayForward ticket as well as your own ticket, you will be helping someone to attend who cannot afford their own ticket. This may include young women, women on benefits or very low income, or women unable to book online because of lack of a device, internet or bank account.

If you know someone who would like to receive a PayForward ticket please email and we will allocate you, or them, a ticket with complete discretion.

Multiple Tickets/Group Bookings

If you wish to purchase multiple tickets please contact for a group booking discount.

Carers & Personal Assistants

Your carer or personal assistant can attend with you free of charge. Please book your ticket and email us at and we will allocate your carer a free place.

Equality and Inclusion Statement

This event is hosted by Dorset Women and GO Girls women’s cancer support charity.

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