The digital world is filled with opportunities, but it can be challenging to navigate without the right support and network. This is why Digital Women Local is making waves as an inclusive and empowering networking platform for women in digital roles or running their own businesses. In this blog post, we will explore the success of their inaugural event and the incredible impact they have made on women in the digital space.
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The First Digital Women Local Event: On April 27th, the first-ever Digital Women Local event was held at The Beehive in Ashford, Kent. The event brought together women from various digital backgrounds to network, learn from each other, and build connections.
The event, run by Digital Women, was hosted by Amy Walters of Bloom Creative and Karen Thatcher of Thatch Creative, two award-winning Ashford-based businesswomen, the event was a resounding success, selling out within a week of opening registration.
Lucy Hall, Founder of Digital Women, shared her enthusiasm for the event, saying:
“The morning was amazing! It was great to gather together in a beautiful venue, learn together, and see new connections being made. We can’t wait for the next one!”
Amy Walters, founder of Bloom Creative, says “When we first shared the event and opened up tickets, we sold out in just one week! It goes to show the desire there is for local events that gather female founders, freelancers, and women working in the digital space. Our passion for DW Local is to empower women and build connections locally.“
Workshops and Discussions:
The event featured a mini comms & values workshop led by Karen Thatcher, focusing on the importance of understanding core values and how they affect business communication. Attendees participated in discussions about their businesses and core values, fostering a supportive and motivating atmosphere.
April’s pilot event included a mini comms & values workshop led by Karen Thatcher who said:
“Knowing your core values and learning how they affect your business story is an important foundation to business comms. These women have some brilliant businesses and it was an utter joy to hear their business stories & values”
One attendee, Nikki from NDH Productions, shared her positive experience:
“I absolutely loved this event. Everyone got really stuck into the workshop and supported each other, discussing their core values, breaking down barriers, and motivating one another. I came away with so much value, reassurance, and a fresh perspective.”
The Beehive: A Perfect Venue for Empowerment:
The Beehive, an award-winning women’s second-hand clothing boutique and café in Ashford, served as the perfect venue for the event. Known for their collaboration with local services to provide clothing and support to women who need it, The Beehive’s mission aligns with Digital Women Local’s focus on empowerment, support, and community.
Future Events and Expansion:
Encouraged by the success of their pilot event, the organizers are already planning the next gathering, scheduled for June. With the aim of expanding Digital Women Local events across the country, the team is committed to empowering women and building connections in the digital space.
Digital Women Local is breaking barriers by offering an inclusive platform for women in digital roles to come together and grow professionally. The success of their inaugural event is a testament to the power of community and the importance of connecting with like-minded individuals.
Keep an eye on their website or sign up for updates to receive all the event details and be part of this empowering movement.
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