The Future Female 2018

A Brighton Digital Festival Special

Friday 14 September 2018 from 6pm at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton BN2 0JY

Welcome to a massive SheSays evening of talks and networking with five fantastic speakers, talking about their extraordinary journeys in the digital world. Get your ticket.

We’re honoured to hear from Gen Ashley, founder of TECH(K)NOW Day conference for women in tech. She’s also director of Women Who Code London, lead for Google Women Techmakers London, NASA Space Apps Challenge London, Twitter Developer Community London and Google Developer Groups London. Gen is on the leadership committee for Ada’s List and co-organiser of COED:CODE, OpenTechSchool London and London Game Developers. Gen was instrumental in delivering the first 1 day Grace Hopper Conference in Europe (GHC/1 now called HopperX1) and was recently awarded as MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. @coderinheels

We’re excited to hear from Bushra Burge, owner and creative director of award winning creative technology studio BB Studio. With a background in science and sustainable design, Bushra cultivates innovation within her multi-disciplinary team. BB Studio’s recent projects include immersive stories using VR integrated with wearable tech, for education, science, communication, fashion marketing and user-centred R&D. @bushraburge

Be inspired by Liz Harrison-Flynn – group director digital services at Legal & General. Liz is an accomplished senior business leader with extensive experience in digital technical delivery within the Financial Services and Telecoms Industries. She has a great reputation for delivering major change and business profitability with energy and success. Liz’s areas of expertise include agile development, analytics, UX, channel sales, product development, brand transformation and quality management in addition to retail business set-up, operations and people management.

Be dazzled by Ruth Oliver, communications manager at Lighthouse, Brighton’s interdisciplinary organisation for contemporary digital culture. Ruth was head of marketing at Brilliant Noise working with brands including Diageo, Adidas and Universal Pictures and she curated and produced the annual Dots conference, bringing together perspectives from the marketing and digital industries with those from wider culture. Ruth is on the board of Brighton Digital Festival and has an MA in Cultural and Critical Theory. @ruthabi

And a very warm welcome to Mariam Crichton who has been a leader, an innovator and an implementor as a digital changemaker throughout her career- which requires both creativity and strategic thinking. She has deep expertise in GIS (global information systems), a keen eye for business opportunities in the technology space and a particular passion for leveraging technology for social change in emerging markets. Working with start-ups, which have all gone on to achieve great success, has given Mariam considerable experience in leading all aspects of early stage business growth.

Many thanks to Legal & GeneralUniversity of BrightonMadgexProdPad, and American Express for their generous sponsorship.

Thank you to wavvves studio for the awesome new image!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Rifa and the SheSays Brighton team

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