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Level-up your Mindset, Leadership and Digital Skills 

Digital Women’s Digital Skills Fest – 5th Anniversary Event.



18th March 2023 in Birmingham 

Speakers & Sessions

You can expect to learn lots! Plus Inspirational Talks, Future Digital and Digital Skills. All sessions are recorded so you can watch back later. 

Join us at Birmingham's Millennium Point for an empowering and inspiring celebration of the Digital Women Community's 5th Anniversary. This Digital Skills Fest is not just an event; it's a showcase of the remarkable digital talents within our community.


Confirmed Event speakers and sessions 

Here's are the speakers confirmed to speak this year. Watch this space for more announcements. 

Amy Walters

Bloom Creative

 Why Try AI?  

Join Amy as she delves into the practical applications of AI across various digital roles and businesses.

She’ll share AI use cases and tools you can try, demystify some common AI myths, highlight its role in enhancing human creativity and productivity, and discuss how to be transparent about AI with your clients.

In Amy’s session, you’ll gain awareness of the AI tools you could use in your role or business, and leave feeling encouraged to give it a go.


Hollie Whittles

InfoSec Director - Purple Frog Systems

AI and digital skills for the future


There's so much talk on AI at the moment but what skills are needed and how can we upskill existing staff and encourage pathways from education into the business world with the right digital skills!

You'll learn:
Explanation of AI, AI personas in a business, AI skills, digital skills, what you can do to make a difference, how to embed in your own business.

Linda Bucksey

Founder and Designer @ LR.Creative Studio

Great Visual Branding and how to achieve it.  

Learn the importance of visual branding and how it impacts businesses.

You'll learn:

Understanding the importance of brand identity and when, and how to invest money smartly when going through the branding journey.


Vernette John-Joiles

Founder, 7D Online

Know Your Why with AI: Intelligent Content Creation

Vernette's session will demonstrate how AI can be used across many areas for digital marketing and also to enhance productivity for entrepreneurs. She will also be providing a short demonstration of some of the AI tools to give examples.

You'll learn:

- To know if AI is needed in your current business- To understand what it can and can't do

- To broaden awareness of its presence in the future

- To be able to get started with AI.

Marie-Louise O'Neill

Branding & Canva Design Specialist, Lovely Evolution

Get Known - how to become the 'go to' person

Think of someone’s never ending elevator pitch that goes on and on. By the time that person has stopped talking, you've forgotten most of what they said.

If you're lucky, you remembered the first three points. But what if only one thing about you stuck in people's heads?

So what’s your hook? What do you want people to remember about you? And how can you make it easy for your community to give you referrals and introduce you to new clients?

This session will cover: Real life (and fun) examples of what people are known for.

The benefits of becoming known as the ‘go to’ person.- Tips on how to define your special superpower and start sharing it with the world.

You will come away with some simple action steps you can use to build your own ‘go-to’ momentum and get known.

Ella Orr

Much More Social

10 Tips To Make Social Media Doable as a solopreneur


The overwhelm of using social media to market your business is real, especially as a solo business owner.

Ella's session will focus on ten things you can do to make running your social media accounts easier from content creation, ways to be more efficient with posting and growing your audience strategically. 

Ella's aim is for solopreneurs in the audience who run their own social accounts to feel less overwhelmed and feel that their social media activity is converting.

This will be a session focused on organic social media. Ella's 10 tips will focus on customer persona, content strategy and planning, using a chosen platform features with confidence, how to use insights, repurposing content, engagement strategies and more.

Mel Barfield

Creative Copywriter, Freelance

Get Over Yourself And Post: a plea for women to be more visible online

Mel will look at how women can use stories from their lives and careers to build their personal brand and attract both clients and new industry connections.

You'll learn:
- how career paths have changed in recent years

- how to recognise and harness happenstance moments to create and maximise opportunities

- practical tips on how to promote yourself online without being salesy and gross

Niki Hutchison

Marketing Strategist, Niki Hutchison Limited (trading as Enjoy Marketing®)

How to generate real insights that fuel your marketing strategy

So often, marketing campaigns do not convert their intended audience into customers and that's usually because of a lack of understanding. By listening to your customers and generating real insights, you can turn 'no' into 'yes' more often.

You'll learn:
How to generate insights that can be used to create useful, practical, exciting marketing strategies that convert more customers more of the time


Susan Heaton-Wright

Founder: SuperStar Communicator

How to demonstrate your credibility in a competitive world

Being able to demonstrate your credibility not only reassures your clients and colleagues; it supports you and your work to be taken seriously. Susan will share 3 "Credible" points to ensure you are being respected, valued and listened to. 

You'll learn: 

Understanding what credibility is why it is so important * Three easy 'hacks' to demonstrate credibility that the audience could use immediately

Ayo Abbas

Marketing Consultant, Abbas Marketing

Building digitally-led marketing campaigns to create more impact

Ayo has always loved taking a campaign-based marketing approach as I find it's one of the best ways to make a much bigger impact. And when you throw digital tools and tactics into the mix, the magic really starts to happen.

This session will share some of the ways that you can take more of a digitally-led campaign approach in your work.

You'll learn:

What a digitally-led marketing campaign is• Why campaigns are important?• How to take a digitally-led campaign-based approach in your work.


Nicola Webster & Emma York

Social media trends to be aware of for 2024


In this session Emma and Nicola will discuss Social media trends to help you  succeed on social this year.



Lucy Hall

Digital Women

Host of Digital Women Live


Lucy's mission is to support and empower women in the industry through events and networking opportunities. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Lucy has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, and is dedicated to helping women succeed in their careers.

As the event host of Digital Women Live, Lucy will be leading the event and facilitating networking opportunities, as well as providing guidance and support to attendees throughout the skills fest! 

Discover the power of knowledge, community and inspiration at Digital Women Live. 

Why Attend?

Skill Showcase: Experience firsthand the diverse digital skills of our community members.

Leadership and Mindset Growth: Gain insights into advancing your personal and professional development.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and leaders in the digital industry.

Inspiration and Empowerment: Draw inspiration from the successes and journeys of fellow women in digital.

CPD Accredited: Earn CPD certification while engaging in this enriching experience.

Who Should Attend?
Those looking to enhance their digital, leadership, and mindset skills.
Community members who are eager to share and learn from each other's experiences.

Women in digital seeking inspiration and connection in a supportive environment.

Event Highlights

Community-Led Sessions: Interactive sessions focusing on a wide range of digital skills, led by our own community members.
Inspirational Atmosphere: A day filled with motivational stories and skill sharing.
Awards Launch: Celebrate the achievements of our community with the launch of the 2024 Award


09:45 - 10:00: Welcome & Ice-Break
10:00 - 16:00: Community-Led Sessions and Inspirational Talks (Full Schedule TBC)
16:30 - 17:00: Announcement of Awards Finalists

Ticket Information
Members: Free
Non-Members: £50+VAT (Lunch not included)
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Step into a day of growth, inspiration, and community celebration. Join us at the Digital Women's Digital Skills Fest to level up your skills and be part of a movement driving forward the future of women in digital.

Millennium Point Birmingham is our fantastic venue for the day.

Not only does Millennium Point provide a modern and comfortable space for attendees to connect and learn, but it's also a charity that supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in the West Midlands. By attending Digital Women Live, you'll be contributing to a great cause that supports the development of STEM education and careers in the region. It's a win-win situation!

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