Sefton and Liverpool Women in Business


Stephanie Wright Stephanie Wright is a mother of 5 who has worked within many small to medium sized businesses run by women over the past decade. She runs her own sole trader company, Sefton & Liverpool Women in Business CIC and the Dress It Forward project as well as being a trustee of the VOLA Consortium.  Steph knows from experience how hard it is for women to start, establish and run a business while juggling a young family, and how difficult, time consuming and sometimes costly it can be to resource help.



With a Design Degree and a Master of Art, Vicki Collins began her career within the creative industry.  Upon completion of her education she realised that she wanted to share her passion for creative arts and challenge herself to become a teacher.  Vicki went on to complete a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training and continued along her teaching journey in the FE sector.  Then, in 2013 Vicki and her husband decided to pack up their belongings and move to Australia.  Working internationally was a fantastic opportunity and Vicki continued to work within the education sector, predominantly higher education and worked on behalf of a number of universities across Australia and New Zealand.   She has gained an array of knowledge and experience particularly within student engagement, retention and enrollment.  Returning to the UK recently, Vicki has been inspired by the work of SLWIB and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work within the team.



Liz Lacey currently works for Kaplan International at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches Business Management and Organisation. She has previously been the Chief Executive Officer of Culture Campus Liverpool, and of the Liverpool Centre for Arts Development. Other senior roles have included Business Manager at Liverpool Vision,  Head of Training in an NHS Acute Trust, Head of Student Services in a college, and at Head of Training at Learndirect in Manchester. Liz has been a facilitator and advisor for many organisations, and has had many years experience of assisting people to set up and develop their own businesses. She has set up and run several businesses herself, and still runs a vintage fashion business. She also writes for a range of publications.


 Elizabeth Rosemary Lacey 1955 – 2018


Stephanie Wright with Liz Lacey of Liverpool Vision

It has taken nearly 3 weeks for us to address the devastating loss of our director Liz Lacey.  The most beautiful human being inside and out.  She had a fabulous life, I believe she tried pretty much everything.  Things, those less confident could not even imagine.   She cared not for other people’s opinion.  She loved strong willed, I will do, I will achieve people.  She also loved little people.  Her favourites being boy babies, especially “ginger” ones.  They remind her of Christian.  Her much loved son, who we love too, without limits.

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