About Us

 

Launch day. From left – Julie Tomlin, co-founder, Digital Women UK Jude Habib director of SoundDelivery, comedian and playwright Rachel Mars, academic and poet Malika Booker, blogger and academic Minna Salami and Digital Women UK co-founder Joy Francis.

 

Digital Women UK (DWUK) is an initiative created by  Words of Colour Productions, a creative communications agency that works to reshape the single narrative that misrepresents diverse communities and groups.

It was launched at City Hall in September 2013 to facilitate female creatives, emerging and established entrepreneurs and women in tech to fully engage with digital entrepreneurship, actualise their aspirations, help shape their vision and to campaign for greater industry inclusion and relevant research.

Our core programme is Missing in Action: Women and Digital Enterprise in the UK, which we run in partnership with our Academic Partner Dr Angela Martinez Dy, lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University London

Missing in Action (MIA) provides a creative, reflective and dynamic space for women creatives, techies, and entrepreneurs to empower themselves and each other through collectively identifying and addressing the internal and external barriers that keep them from fulfilling their potential.

Launched in November 2015, the programme is facilitated by an exciting and experienced group of multi-disciplinary practitioners who lead workshops, give interactive talks and host networking events, allowing participants to share ideas, connect and leave with useful tools to apply to their practice. The areas of focus are participant-drive. Current themes include personal relationships with money, self care and the so-called ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

We partner with academics in the areas of gender, intersectionality, digital technologies and entrepreneurship to develop a cutting-edge research and impact agenda, with the aim of influencing future policy to better account for, enable and support digital and creative women.

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