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The only global creative network for women

SheSays is an award-winning organization running free mentorship and events to women in the creative industry. Why? Because we want to see more women at the top. So browse around, sign-up for a chapter in your city and join any of our free events.

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About

SheSays is an award-winning global organization focused on the engagement, education and advancement of women in the creative industries.

Founded in 2007, we have presence in 40 cities around the world with an estimated 40,000 members.

WE DO:

  • Free monthly events in cities around the world where members suggest the topics they want to hear about.
  • A free mentorship scheme called 'who's your momma?' in selected cities.
  • Key global events throughout the year (awards, screenings, meetups and conferences).

We believe in stopping gender leadership imbalance by focusing on exposing our collective voices, not just the one of a happy few. And we do this by being a non-hierarchical action-based organization where:

  • Members have a say and our events and mentorship are free. Most organizations are committee based and people have to dish out some cash to be able to participate in the conversation. 
  • We answer to nobody except our members. So yes, we are not for profit which gives us immense freedom to best serve our collective.
  • There are no barriers for entry and everyone can learn and participate in changing  the ratio of women leaders in the creative industries.
  • We don't just discuss women's issues, we discuss topics that will improve our careers. And we do this almost everyday around the globe.

 

Even though we are called SheSays, we’re all about doing things and we have pioneered a bunch of actions in the women’s space including:

  1. The 1st - and largest - global network for creative women
  2. The 1st representation of women creatives in the White House (US) and No.10 (UK)
  3. The 1st women entrepreneurs meet creatives conference
  4. The 1st wearable award
  5. The 1st women only hackathon
  6. The 1st to do speed mentoring events
  7. The 1st to create a list of women in the creative industry
  8. The 1st Women Directors Festival in Cannes

More about SheSays:

  • We’re 10 years old
  • We generated over 500 events with over 1000 speakers
  • We have a presence in 14 countries, 40 cities
  • We have grown to over 40,000 members just by word of mouth
  • We carry out 7-10 events every month around the world
  • We have mentored approx 400 women in 5 main cities
  • New Media Age has given us this award “Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media”

CONTACT US

If you have ideas for events or anything else email us. If you’re interested in our mentorship scheme find and email your local chapter to get in touch with some of the industry’s best. Please tell us the city where you live/work and use the following subject lines – Who’s Yr Momma/creative, Who’s Yr Momma/planning and so forth. We are booked on a first come first serve basis.

If you like snail mail then our address is: 111 Saint Felix Street – Brooklyn, NY – USA +1 646 549 5265

 

WHO'S BEHIND IT?

  • FOUNDERS

    • Alessandra Lariu – Experience Consultant @alelariu
    • Laura Jordan Bambach – Creative Partner at Mr President @laurajaybee
  • EUROPE TEAM

    • LONDON @shesaysuk - email us
      • Fabiana Xavier – Senior Creative, SheSays London President
    • SCOTLAND @SheSaysScotland - email us
      • Olivia Robertson – Brand Manager, SheSays power organizer @livoriginally
      • Jennie Pike – Account Director, SheSays power organizer @jennie_pike
    • BRIGHTON @SheSaysBrighton - email us
      • Rifa Thorpe-Tracey – Senior Producer, SheSays power organizer @rifa
    • BOURNEMOUTH  @SheSaysBomo - email us
      • Claire Crombie – Account/Project Manager at Rarely Impossible, SheSays power organizer @claire_crombie
    • MANCHESTER @SheSaysMCR - email us
      • Vimla Appadoo – Digital Account Manager, SheSays co-organizer @Vimla16
      • Mahnaz Yusaf – Digital Strategist, SheSays co-organizer @randomohso
      • Emma Scamell – Marketing Manager, SheSays co-organizer @emmascamell
      • Aimee Tasker – Producer, SheSays co-organizer @aimeeeedia
      • Emily Hinks – Idea Agent, SheSays co-organizer @emilyhinks
    • BIRMINGHAM
      • Jo Green – Associate Director, SheSays power organizer @JoGreen
    • DENMARK
      • Inger Tanderup – Concept Developer at Advance, SheSays power organizer
      • Sine Cecilie Laub – SheSays power organizer
    • ITALY
      • Zana Nanic – SheSays power organizer
    • STOCKHOLM @shesays_sthlm - email us
      • Egle Obcarskaite – SheSays chapter director
      • Elin Kvarnström – SheSays event manager
      • Emmelie Nilsson – SheSays communications manager
      • Cosima Churchill – SheSays promotions manager
      • Frida Wadsby –  SheSays advisor
    • GOTHENBURG - email us
      • Vanessa Jonasson – Art Director, SheSays co-organizer
      • Matilda Melin – Communicator, SheSays co-organizer
      • Laura Hunter – Creative Copywriter, SheSays co-organizer
    • HELSINKI
      • Elena Sulin – Project Manager, SheSays power organizer
    • NORWAY - email us
      • Nadine Ramsberg – UX Designer, SheSays chapter lead
      • Lena Mangersnes Hoff – Digital Analyst, SheSays event director
      • Dea Maioli Egeli – Content Marketer, SheSays social media guru
      • Marie Thorsen - Marketing Student, SheSays social media guru & photographer
      • Frida Preacher - Art Director, SheSays art director
      • Isabel M. Bjellebø – SheSays promotion organizer
    • BERLIN @SheSaysBerlin - email us
      • Alice Bottaro – Creative Director at DDB Berlin, SheSays power organizer
      • Annika Glander – Senior Account Manager Int'l at DDB Berlin, SheSays power organizer
    • AMSTERDAM AMS Facebook group - email us
      • Kerrie Finch – Founder & CEO at FinchFactor, SheSays power organizer
      • Stefanie van Rootselaar – Managing Director Europe at FinchFactor, SheSays power organizer
  • US TEAM

    • NEW YORK @shesaysus - email us
      • Amanda Jaskiewicz – Consultant, SheSays chapter director @ajaskiewicz
      • Molly Aaker – Strategist, SheSays newsletter editor @MissMolls
      • Kim Weiner – Art Director at Havas, SheSays newsletter designer @kim_weiner
      • Annabel Ruddle – Freelance Photographer & Filmmaker, SheSays video producer @annabelruddle
      • Hana Sloukova – Digital Marketer, SheSays membership manager
      • Kavita Lokchander – Brand Strategist, SheSays social media manager @expertidealist
      • Sandra Kohn – Strategic Planner, SheSays strategy & content curator
    • LOS ANGELES - email us
      • Elyssa Seidman – Senior Strategist at Pitch, SheSays LA chapter co-chair
      • Aliz Toth  – Strategist at Pitch, SheSays LA chapter co-chair
      • Sara Bamossy – President & CSO at Pitch, SheSays LA advisor
      • Kim Beylin – Associate Creative Director at Weber Shandwick, SheSays LA advisor @verticaltaste
      • Kayla Green – Digital Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, SheSays LA advisor @kaylam
    • SAN FRANCISCO - email us
      • Patrice Speed – SheSays events manager
    • SEATTLE @SheSaysSEA
      • Jaclyn Ciamillo – Organizational Designer, SheSays power organizer @jaclynciamillo
    • BOULDER @SheSaysBLDR - email us
      • Mandy Godown – SheSays power organizer
      • Kecia Benvenuto – SheSays power organizer
    • DENVER @SheSaysDenver - email us
      • Erin Zimmerman – SheSays chapter co-chair
      • Amanda Gaube – SheSays chapter co-chair
    • DALLAS - email us
      • Karen Vogel Scamardo – SheSays power organizer
      • Allison McFadden – SheSays power organizer @allisonmcfadden
    • AUSTIN @SheSaysATX - email us
      • Nicole DeAngelis – SheSays chapter lead
    • MINNEAPOLIS - email us
      • Jen Stocksmith – Creative Director at Periscope, SheSays power organizer @jenniapolis
    • DETROIT @shesaysdetroit - email us
      • Ranae Heuer – Managing Director at HUGE Detroit, SheSays chapter director
      • Kristen Goodhue – Program Management at HUGE Detroit, SheSays mistress of ceremonies
    • BOSTON - email us
      • Genevieve Crain – SheSays power organizer
      • Mary Ann Guillette – SheSays power organizer
    • CHICAGO @SheSaysChicago - email us
      • Jennifer Lemerand – Creative Director, Co-Director of Chicago Chapter @UpsideDwnGlsses
      • Beckie O’Connor – Partner and Creative Director at Convier Collective, Co-Director of Chicago Chapter @roc_onn
      • Brittany Campbell - Art Director at United Airlines, Who's Your Momma Mentor Committee @infinity_scarf
      • Kimberly Campbell - Marketing / PR Consultant, SheSays Communications Co-lead @IGoByKC
      • Justine Figueroa - Freelance Writer, SheSays Communications Co-lead @sassnlipstick
      • Julie Goldsberry - Graphic Designer at Bravo Restaurants, SheSays WordPress aficionado @julieofthewolfs
      • Anne Hagerty - Freelance ACD and Copywriter, SheSays wordsmith
      • Anna Olsztynska - Marketing Coordinator at British International School of Chicago, SheSays social media master @AnnaOlsztynska
      • Lidia Racoma - Editorial Director at Biz Mama, SheSays wordsmith @lsvdesign
      • Jackie White - Director of Event Operations at Ascend Training, Who's Your Momma Mentor Committee @AscendTraining
    • MIAMI @shesaysmiami - email us
      • Kiran Carpenter – Creative Program Manager at SapientNitro, SheSays mistress of ceremonies
      • Maria Chercoles – Digital Strategy at SapientNitro, SheSays mistress of ceremonies
    • DC @SheSaysDC - DC Facebook group - email us
      • Tari Cash – SheSays power organizer @T_Cash1
      • Allison Mataya – SheSays power organizer
      • Katie Krum – SheSays power organizer @KatieKrum
    • ATLANTA @SheSaysATL - email us
      • Melissa Kuperminc – Instructor/Coach at The Portfolio Center, SheSays ATL Visionary - email Melissa
      • Tangelia Broom – Founder of Arbiter Digital, SheSays ATL Co-Director - email Tangelia
      • Nakeya Bennett – Manager at Accenture Interactive, SheSays ATL Co-Director - email Nakeya @therileymethod
    • HARRISBURG, LANCASTER, PHILLY @SheSaysPA - email us
      • Julie Bancroft – Chief Ambassador Kake, SheSays mistress of ceremonies @juliebancroft
      • Kerry Mullen – Founder Kake, SheSays mistress of ceremonies @kerrymullberry
      • Karen Roland – Founder Kake, SheSays mistress of ceremonies @kareneroland
      • Nichol Martin – Creative Manager, SheSays power organizer
      • Serena Fedor – Director Interactive Accounts, SheSays power organizer
      • Shauna Powers – Designer, SheSays power organizer
  • CANADA TEAM

    • VANCOUVER - email us
      • Kim Ridgewell – Senior Designer at 123w, SheSays power organizer @kimridgewell
      • Robyn Smith – Brand Director at Cossette Vancouver, SheSays power organizer @robynmichelles
      • Jennifer Reynolds – Senior Account Manager, Digital Strategist at Edelman, SheSays power organizer @jenreyn
      • Nicole Tai - Digital Producer at Domain7, SheSays events manager @nicolb
    • HALIFAX - email us
      • Sophie Hebert – Copywriter at Arrivals + Departures, SheSays chapter lead
      • Kelsey Carey – Social Media Coordinator at Arrivals + Departures, SheSays social lead
  • AUSTRALIA TEAM

    • SYDNEY @SheSaysSydney - email us
      • Jules Ward – Head of SEO at Ikon Communications, SheSays chapter lead @JulesWard83
      • Shelby Robinson - Director of People at Publicis.Sapient, SheSays power organiser @shelby_robbo
      • Paula Vaz - medical copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi Health, SheSays power organiser
      • Patty Douglas - Creative at Patrice.Studio, SheSays power organiser
    • MELBOURNE - email us
      • Kate Prowse – Senior Account Director at Taboo Group, SheSays director
      • Holly Hyndman – Account Director at Alt/Shift, SheSays director
      • Steph Grapsas – Social Director at Alt/Shift, SheSays power organizer
      • Courtney Robertson – Talent Manager at Leo Burnett, SheSays power organizer
    • BRISBANE - email us
      • Stephanie Miller – Account Manager at SapientRazorfish, SheSays power organizer
      • Melissa Ashman – Head of Content Production & Creative Operations at SapientRazorfish, SheSays power organizer
      • Cassandra Wickson – Learning & Development Associate at SapientRazorfish, SheSays power organizer
      • Angelica Backstroke – Experience Design Manager at SapientRazorfish, SheSays power organizer
  • ASIA TEAM

    • SINGAPORE @shesaysSG - email us
      • Lizi Hamer –  Creative Director, SheSays chapter lead @LiziHamer
      • Meera Jane Navaratnam –  Digital and Innovation at Accenture, SheSays power organiser & Head of Who's Yr Momma @meerajane
      • Vicky Chen - Product Development at Xaxis, SheSays editor
    • KUALA LUMPUR - email us
      • Mabel Tan –  SheSays power organizer @mabeltan
      • Michelle Chan –  SheSays power organizer @chanweiyan
  • SOUTH AMERICA TEAM

    • MONTEVIDEO - email us
      • Michelle Capdevielle– SheSays power organizer
    • BUENOS AIRES - email us
      • Paula Mandraccio– SheSays power organizer
    • SAO PAOLO - email us
      • Adriana Leite – SheSays power organizer
      • Erika Kitabayashi – SheSays power organizer
      • Beatriz Sano – SheSays support
  • AFRICA TEAM

    • CAPE TOWN @shesayscapetown - email us
      • Marina Tokar– Brand Strategist, SheSays co-organizer
      • Johannie van As – Senior Copywriter, SheSays co-organizer
      • Anelde Greeff – Head of Content, New Media Publishing, SheSays co-organizer
  • MIDDLE EAST TEAM

    • DUBAI - email us
      • Amelia Smith – Senior Account Manager at Start JG Dubai, SheSays event coordinator
      • Dina Faour – Professor of Advertising at American University of Dubai, SheSays Who's Yr Momma program lead
    • ABU DHABI - email us
      • Louise Roberts – General Manager at MullenLowe Abu Dhabi, SheSays chapter director

     

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