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Digital Women UK turns one: Programme

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Digital Women UK turns one

Tuesday 30 September 2014 (9.45am-6.00pm)

Lift Islington, 45 White Lion Street London, N1 9PW

Last chance! Half day, concession and group tickets are still available.



Networking . Debate . Music





Joy Francis & Julie Tomlin, founders of Digital Women UK, will showcase Digital Women UK’s first year in numbers and provide an exclusive on their plans to launch a new campaign in 2015.


Tackling sexist trolling
Presentation by academic, novelist and social media campaigner Sunny Singh on social media strategies to counter sexist trolling and build online partnerships.


Special guest presentation on film: Jude Kelly OBE, artistic director, Southbank Centre
Jude Kelly OBE will discuss her professional digital journey, including the role of social media in the arts, her WOW (Women of the World) programme and working with the Web We Want campaign.


Digital Clinic Live!
Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder of Precious Magazine Online, and digital strategist and director of PoWWow Social Media Campbell X will answer your social media questions in a lively, TEDx-style Q&A session on topics such as targeting audiences online, who lives where on social media, building digital communities, content curation and digital publishing.


Blogging for impact
Blogging’s ability to impact mainstream discourse has “never been greater” according to the Harvard Business Review, which last year reported that the safest way to establish yourself as an expert is to author a blog. Neela Debnath, former blogs editor and online arts journalist at The Independent, not only writes blogs but has commissioned them. Neela will discuss what makes a readable and strong blog, the difference between bloggers and journalists, insights into commissioning blogs, the growing role of citizen journalism in blogging and how best to pitch your ideas (and your blogs) to the media. Includes a Q&A.


Lunch break


Digital publishing 101
Digital Women UK’s co-founder Joy Francis will interview Anna Lewis, co-founder CompletelyNovel and Valobox, and Joanna Ellis, chief operating officer at The Literary Platform, on digital publishing from both the writer and publisher’s perspective, including marketing your writing online, attracting readers, increasing “online discoverability”, generating an income, launching an online campaign, securing an agent, beneficial web technologies and cross platform storytelling. Includes Q&A.


Ladies that UX (London) presents ‘Women in tech’
Women’s presence in and contribution to the UX (user experience) industry isn’t new and is growing, but you wouldn’t know it based on media coverage as predominantly male techs are called upon for their expertise. This panel discussion with digital veterans Clare Munday, Sophie Freiermuth, Femi Adesina and Matthew Curtis will explore the question: “Is your desire to do a good job killing your career?” and will focus on the role of women in tech, the challenges and contradictions between the purist goals of UX and the commercial demands of clients, how women can progress their careers, tackling being in a minority and how to strike a healthy work/life balance.


INTERLUDE with special guest DJ Chillz, refreshments, birthday cake and a raffle courtesy of Jacaranda Books


Digital poetry and performance
Internationally acclaimed performance poets Malika Booker and Jacob Sam-La Rose will reveal how they use and develop their work on digital platforms such as creating Twitter poems, look at how to protect your intellectual property, and provide examples of how new technology can positively impact on literary and cross-art practice. They will also give dynamic performances of their poetry.


Closing remarks
Joy Francis & Julie Tomlin, Digital Women UK


Audience feedback cards & Close

(Filming and photography will take place at this event.)

*Programme may be subject to change.

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