Women in digital and creative industries tell their stories at International Women’s Day event

SheSays Brighton is putting on a special International Women's Day event which will see three women in digital and creative industries share their stories.

Rifa Thorpe Tracey leads SheSays Brighton, which supports women in digital industries
Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (Photography by Sussex food and lifestyle photographer Emma Croman)

Three inspiring women in tech digital and creative business will share their stories at an online event marking International Women’s Day.

The free event by SheSays Brighton, a group for women in digital, takes place on Monday, March 8 from 6.30pm.

SheSays Brighton event for women in digital

Rifa Thorpe-Tracey, SheSays Brighton organiser and host, said: “Now more than ever, we want to be inspired by women thriving in the digital sector.

“I’m so excited to hear from this line-up of speakers – expect a few surprises! This event might not be the same as meeting in person, but I’ll do my very best to recreate the SheSays vibe.

“I can’t wait to reconnect with this amazing community of bad-ass Brighton women to celebrate International Women’s Day!”

Speakers

Rachel McConnell, Content Strategist at BT

Rachel McConnell of BT

Content designer, strategist and consultant, Rachel is also used to building and leading content teams. She’s worked with brands such as Deliveroo, M&S, John Lewis, Nationwide and Virgin Holidays to determine strategy and design content, and also trains UX professionals in UX writing. She’s currently content strategist at BT, and was the content strategy lead for Clearleft, a design agency based in Brighton. Rachel is also the author of Why You Need A Content Team. @Minette_78

Johana Riquier, Business Development at Unity

Unity Technologies’ Johana Riquier

Johana is a prominent advocate for the widespread use of Unity Technologies, promoting minorities in the gaming space and works to bring awareness of the African and Middle-Eastern gaming industry. @jo_riquier

Michelle Steele, Software Engineer at Avalara

Software engineer Michelle Steele

Michelle is a lead software engineer with 25 years of experience, currently at Brighton tech company Avalara. She coaches at Codebar, is a STEM Ambassador and is the Head of Volunteer Coordinating at Trans Pride Brighton. Michelle is also the drummer
in indie band Slum of Legs. @octoberclub

Tickets have now sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list here.

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