The highlight of my week was speaking at the SheSays Brighton event at the Hilton Metropole hotel. SheSays Brighton is made up of women in digital & design & tech industries and arranges inspiring events with brilliant speakers. It has 1,000 members locally and is organised by Rifa Thorpe-Tracey (@rifa and @SheSaysBrighton).
250 members attended the event on Wednesday (25/05/16) that had the theme of overcoming barriers. They heard first from two brilliant and incredibly inspirational women, Nikki Gatenby from Propellernet and Vicki Hughes from Fugu PR, who spoke about the own personal and professional journeys. You can read the write up of their talks in the Brighton and Hove Independent.
They were joined on the platform for a Q&A by Linda Hubbard, who is climbing Mont Blanc to raise funds for First Base Day Centre (click here for Linda’s JustGiving page), Daniel Pearson from Propellernet, who is leading on that company’s work to support First Base, and me.
What happened next was overwhelming and humbling. The generosity of the women in the audience was amazing and showed how much concerned there is about the plight of people living on the streets of Brighton and Hove.
During the evening well over £3,000 was pledged to support the work we do at First Base. My very special thanks to Rebecca Kimber from Create, Nicole Bradfield from NEO, Nadine Schofield from PMOD, and Claire Hopkins from Ideal, and of course also to Nikki, Vicki, Linda, and Daniel.