Our compere for the event is Lynsey Bartlett from Heart FM

Dame ShirleyOur headline speaker: Dame Stephanie Shirley is a sought after speaker on the world stage with her inspirational talks on being a refugee, mother of an autistic son, founder of a multi-million pound tech company and philanthropist, author of ‘Let it Go’. Her TED talks are judged to be one of THE 18 TED talks by strong women leaders as well as one of THE 8 TED talks on How to be a Good Mentor. Lauded around the world, it’s a real honour to welcome Dame Shirley to Sussex.

Alistair WickensAlistair Wickens, CEO road to health group. With his Quealth™ app in the top 100 global apps, Alistair is a regular speaker on the international conference circuit. He first set up roadtohealth in Eastbourne and now it’s a world leader within its industry. When modern advances threatens to disrupt every business, Alistair explores the dynamics of how to run an organisation in a rapidly evolving digital economy and the potential for technology to transform industry.

K CHAM PortraitProfessor Karen Cham from Brighton University.  One of only 12 academics world-wide invited to be part of the Playstation Academic Board Karen is also an Ambassador for Women in Games.  Karen’s work has always been concerned with creating meaningful interactions between people, media and machines. Her clients include Absolute Vodka, The Ministry of Sound, ITV, Which? and Top Shop. Prepare to be fascinated.


Mina O’Brien, award winning owner of Ditzy Media. Mina is a multi-award winning businesswoman and well known throughout Sussex for her expertise in the use of social media. Find out how she swopped the legal bureaucracy of local government to run a successful business utilising the most dynamic and ever-changing world of social media.

Katie Diacon, RAF engineer and now on-line business owner. Katie was the youngest female engineering technician in the RAF and responsible for ensuring the airworthiness of planes used in the Iraq War. With a degree in aerospace engineering, becoming an on-line based serial entrepreneur might not have seemed the most obvious career move.


The day includes extensive networking and lunch.

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