Journey of an Entrepreneur: A Woman’s Perspective

October 30, 2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Out in TechGay Women’s Network, Lesbians Who Tech, and Series Q for an evening with an inspirational panel of women-identified entrepreneurs, discussing their experiences, as founders and co-founders, at the different stages of their business. From startups to scale ups, expect to hear the highs and lows, the challenges they faced and gain practical advice to help you on your journey.

6:30 PM | Doors

7:00 PM | Panel followed by Q&A

8:30 PM | Networking over drinks & nibbles

Our incredible speakers:

Tamara Littleton, CEO and Founder, The Social Element and Polpeo

An instrumental player in the launch of the BBC’s digital offering, Tamara recognised the potential of social media engagement for brands and set off to launch The Social Element agency in 2002, before the explosion of social media. She is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and a regular contributor to the media (AdWeek, BBC, The Guardian) on topics related to online customer service, brand loyalty and crisis management which she delivered a TEDx talk on. She is a founding committee member of SeriesQ and a regular speaker at EU.

Hayley Sudbury, Founder and CEO, WERKIN

Hayley Sudbury is founder and CEO of WERKIN, a company dedicated to helping organisations manage, measure and scale career development and diversity programmes. WERKIN’s unique nudge technology enhances the visibility of diverse talent and transforms mentoring programmes into effective sponsorship. Hayley is a longtime mentor, encouraging young women to pursue STEM careers, is a regular speaker with Founders 4 Schools. Hayley has engaged audiences at Turing Talks, SIBOS 2017 Toronto, Aviva Diversity in Tech, and London Tech Week, among others, discussing the roles of technology and behavioural science in creating effective diversity programs. Hayley recently gave a TEDxShoreditch Talk, How to hack the workplace in 10 minutes, sharing how WERKIN technology helps leadership see past blindspots affecting who they see and how they manage.

Hayley was recognised as the individual champion of the We Are Tech Women’s Tech 50 Awards, and named by the 2018 Silicon Republic Women Invent Top 100 as a Workplace Advocate. Most recently, Hayley was nominated as Inspirational Woman 2018 by Brummel Magazine, named as a London Tech Week Change Maker 2018, shortlisted on the DIVA Awards as Inspirational Role Model and as Disruptor of the Year for Women in Finance awards.

Jemima Garthwaite, Founder and CEO, This Here

Jemima is the founder and CEO of This Here, the creative influencer marketing agency that partners with the Internet’s most loved ones and tell stories that make people feel something – whether it’s joy, rebellion, or the urge to dance.  Based in East London and with a team across Europe, their unique methods of hand-crafted multi-lingual influencer campaigns achieve Cost Per Engagements that are 7 x lower than the industry standard. Clients like The North Face, Head, Debenhams, Pepe Jeans, and Brooks England have recently joined the roost, and they’re growing their team, so get in touch!

Alongside This Here, Jemima has founded a sustainable social enterprise that is using the internet to revolutionise Britain’s Forestry sector. Launching later this year from onethingwell.uk (and seeking investment in 2019), the platform will enable everyday individuals to buy timber from UK woodlands, rather than choosing the carbon costly imports on the shelves of DIY retailers, predominantly imported from places like Brazil and China where illegal forestry is rife. Find Jemima on Twitter at @_Jemima, and Instagram @thishe.re and @onethingwell

Moderated by Rebecca Fox

Rebecca is the founder of Grayblue, a business that specialises in digital transformationtechnology, people and process. She is also a blogger, digital entrepreneur, LGBT activist, patron of Sparkle (the national trans charity), and member of Series Q.


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Join Out in Tech, Gay Women’s Network, Lesbians Who Tech, and Series Q for an evening with an inspirational panel of women-identified entrep



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