SheSays Brighton – July News

Hey, how are you doing? It’s been an emotional month with lots to process in the news and on social media. Take at least an hour each day for your own self-care, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, tired or anxious about current events.

Save the Date: I’m organising the next SheSays Brighton event and looking for sponsors. Let me know if your company would like to support us. For just £350 you’ll get your logo on the eventbrite invitation, which goes out to our 1300 members. Plus you’ll appear on the global SheSays website and the Brighton Digital Festival website. We’ll tweet our heart felt thanks plus you’ll know your company has supported a grass roots event run by volunteers that is making a difference in Brighton’s tech and business community. It’s on Thursday 21 Sept at the Sallis Benney Theatre  on the theme of SheSays: Save The World! contact

Refigure: Effortless Success workshop

There are a few places left on Sunday 24 September for the one day ‘micro retreat’ in Brighton. If you’re at a crossroads and you need the space and time to work out your next move go to for more details.
Don’t forget to follow @shesaysbrighton on Twitter and join us on Facebook, There’s also a Linkedin group you can join too – feel free to share anything you think is relevant to our members.

Where are they now?
We’ve had some amazing inspiring speakers at SheSays Brighton. When Emily Scoggins spoke at our Brighton Digital Festival event in 2013, she was in a senior position at a global burger chain. Her inspiring story included her passion for live music. I’m delighted she’s now the Head of Marketing at the world’s most successful venue, the O2 in London and loving every minute of it.

Inspiring Pioneers
The snap Election reminded me of when Brighton MP Caroline Lucas spoke at SheSays Brighton in 2014, talking about the radical notion of sustaining what you have, rather than chasing unlimited growth. I’m delighted she was not only re-elected MP for Brighton Pavillion but Caroline doubled her majority. A record number of female MPs were elected so there’ll be more than 200 women in this Parliament. Diane Abbott MP for Hackney, London, was re-elected with a record 44,000 votes, despite a barrage of abuse online and in the media. She was the first black woman in Parliament in 1987, comes from a working class background and went to Cambridge University. Read more about her 30 year career in politics here. The quote above came from an email reply she sent to me this month after I expressed my support for her.

Representation matters
A woman moved 5 NASA t-shirts from the boys section of her local store to the girls section. Read what happened next.

The Guilty Feminist podcast 
This particular episode is awesome, it’s about teaching your sons about feminism and how to be a good ally. Listen here.

Wonder Woman
There are so many great things about the new super hero movie Wonder Woman, go see it for yourself. Here’s what the rest of the world had to say about it  and why women are crying during the fight scenes. You’ll want to get that outfit for work.

Thank you for your continued support of SheSays Brighton and see you at the next event!
Love Rifa and the SheSays Brighton team
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Posted on: June 30, 2017 at 10:07 pm

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