Members of a Harrow disability group enjoyed a day of pampering as members celebrated International Womens Day.

Harrow United Deaf Club heard stories from women who have risen to the top in the community at an event in Christchurch Avenue, Harrow.

Key note speakers such as Mei Sim, Deputy Lieutenant of Brent and the first Chinese woman to hold the post, Councillor Susan Hall, leader of Harrow Council, and others inspired the attendees as they heard their stories.

Members enjoyed pampering from Harrow College students, and browsed stalls set up by deaf women entrepreneurs selling products ranging from jewellery to foods.

Asif Iqbal MBE, president of HUDC, said: “I’m pleased to see the huge success of our first HUDC’s International Women Day, with fantastic ranges of pampering treatment, which is a boost for many women and girls.

“They loved the treat and being pampered and for some of them, it was their first time. We couldn’t have done it without the immense support from the students of Harrow College, who provided the pampering treatment.

“Also the speakers were extremely powerful in their speech about their experiences, all of them came from different background and what is common among them is breaking the glass ceiling to get where they are now.

“They have fought hard to achieve their goals and by sharing their stories, they are positive role models and showed that if they can do it, all other women and girls can do it too.”