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SPEAK UP WOMAN!

SPEAKER EVENT
SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2024
Time: 11-4pm

VENUE: THE BOSTON ROOM

GEORGE IV, CHISWICK, WEST LONDON, UK

185 High Road, Chiswick, London W4 2DR

SPEAK UP WOMAN!

WOMEN OF ALL AGES FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE STEPPING FORWARD TO SPEAK UP

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SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

How often have we heard this derogatory expression – Speak up woman!

What if we never had to tell a woman to speak up again, because we’ve all become confident, supported and given an opportunity to develop a strong voice?

A 10-week training course will have prepared our speakers and their talks – this live event is the finale. A safe space where women can try out their voices, get their talks recorded on video and shared on social media so that they can spread their messages around the world.

This is not TEDx and it’s not a competition. This is – perhaps – the step before that.

THE sPEAKER PART:

✧ 3-8 minute talks on any topic
✧ Women get speaker practice from the stage with a live audience
✧ The talks are captured on video
✧ The audience gets to hear and support some inspiring women and their amazing stories
✧ Workshop: Lou Featherstone of Lu in Luland

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FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BE OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR OR SUPPORT A WOMAN THROUGH THE WHOLE TRAINING PROGRAMME!

SPEAKER CATEGORIES:

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Biz Women

Our professional women have a speech ready to share, but they want to practice and get it filmed. The topics vary and the talks are maximum 12 minutes long.

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First Timers

Many women have never spoken up ever before. This is a chance for them to try out their voice from stage with a safe and supportive audience for 8 minutes.

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Young Women

Our Young Women are under the age of 21 and have a minimum of 3 minutes to share something they have on their mind.

BE BOLD WORKSHOP:

Lou of LuinLuland photo

LOU FEATHERSTONE OF LU IN LULAND

Lou is a 52 year old accidental middle aged influencer, dedicated to empowering women to find their confidence in mid-life, step out of their comfort zone and see what the heck happens.

For years I was told to simmer down, lower my voice, be seen and not heard, to be a good wife, a good vicars daughter and a good mum. I’ve been told to act my age, talk with an inside voice and for years I tried desperately to shrink myself down and into everyone else’s expectations of me. Well that was a waste of time.

So here I am on this wild ride, determined not to let you make the same mistakes as me.

Check out Lou here: INSTAGRAM

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS FROM SPEAK UP WOMAN 2023:

Helen Guinness

Helen Guinness

Helen has a long career in corporate and personal transformation and specialises in enhancing organisational performance through transformational leadership development at every level. She's an avid anti-ageism spokeswoman and will share the reasons why we should hire more older women in business.

Jo Godden, RubyMoon. photo

Jo-Anne Godden

Jo has a passion for social and environmental justice, which are intertwined particuarly in the case of women with fashion and textiles. After 25 years in the unsustainable fashion industry, she decided to become part of changing the way the industry works. She formed RubyMoon in 2011 to offer benefit - not degradation - to people and planet. Since then, Jo has become heavily involved in circular economy practice and has developed technologies to recycle textiles to re-ignite textile excellence whilst conserving resources.

Kate Henwood, Speaker

Kate Henwood

Eight years ago, on my mum’s 70th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer; 10 days later we discovered it was stage 4 cancer, having spread to other organs, namely my bones, making it treatable but not curable… I want to share the story of how I was met with complete ignorance and lack of empathy by the doctors and how I had to step forward and train them myself, to understand how to really treat a person...

Wendy Harrington, Speaker, Speak Up Woman Event, portrait

Wendy Harrington

Wendy Harrington is a multi-faceted individual who wears many hats – author, mentor, speaker, and a loving mother of three. Her journey through life took a profound turn in 2001 when she had a near-death experience that ignited a deep exploration into the transformative power of our spiritual connection. Wendy has dedicated her life to understanding how this spiritual connection can positively impact our mental, physical, and emotional well-being, ultimately leading to a more prosperous, fulfilling, and satisfying life.

Alison Wilkins, Speaker, Speak Up Woman Event, portrait

Alison Wilkins

Alison’s passion for wellbeing is obvious from the moment you meet her. She is a Wellbeing at Work facilitator working alongside businesses who are ready to champion wellness as a fundamental core value. She established Brighton Wellbeing Company in 2011, initially offering workplace massage. The business has since flourished delivering its model of Whole Health to support work/life balance, resilience, and enhanced productivity. The workplace massage sessions and health coaching at work programs have been instrumental in reigniting individuals’ commitment to their own health and supporting organisations to retain and support their people.

Sarah Rees Evans, Speaker, Speak Up Woman Event, portrait

Sarah Rees Evans

Sarah's a Holistic, Chronic Fatigue Expert and Gut Health Coach. After navigating her 20 year, chronic fatigue journey with autoimmune illness and gut health issues, she created - "The Chronic Fatigue Reset". A holistic, recovery pathway and lifestyle guide for exhausted, high achievers and tired souls to get to the root of their symptoms like fatigue and SIBO. Her why? She'd felt isolated, misunderstood and alone during her illness and want's others to reset their wellness and wake-up energised again.

Nina Khoo, Speaker, Speak Up Woman Event, portrait

Nina Khoo

Highly Sensitive Creative Visionary, Mother, Guide & Champion of all sensitive women called to lead our World to a healthier, more compassionate place for our children to thrive in. Nina supports Highly Sensitive Women to let go of everything that keeps them small & invisible so they can lead with confidence, integrity & sensitivity.

Debbie Stevens

Wellbeing Events has organically grown into a multi-award-winning company. I pride myself on helping people to boost their immune systems and promoting good mental health by organizing Wellbeing solutions in the Workplace, Schools, including staff and individuals.

Helen Zeida, Speak Up Woman Speaker, Portrait

Helen Zeida

Many big-hearted managers in the social care sector stay too late and work too hard because they care so much. I help them to share the load of responsibility so they can create a better world without carrying it all on their shoulders. Everyone deserves a great life!

FIRST TIME SPEAKERS

Louise Walsh

With over two decades of dedicated service as a registered Nurse, Loulou ia specialising in Dermatology and Aesthetics. LouLou has joyfully learnt to to live life a better way, by embarking on a transformative journey, embracing the world of yoga, meditation and breath-work. She is now on a mission to help a million other women on the path to balance, health and happiness.

Valdirene Ruston

Born in Brazil, Valdirene has lived in 4 different countries and has a 10-year background in international radio news broadcasting. She has a natural flair and curiosity for understanding different cultures and languages, and the impact these have in our societies, social acceptance and inclusivity. She finds motivation in her passions for social change, education and issues surrounding women and families. These passions are vital to her personal motivation, and she credits her multi-heritage and multi-cultural background with being responsible for her empathic and grounding nature with people and in leading women’s circles. She has made the journey from radio producer and presenter, to freelance interpreter for Brazilian footballers, to Life Coach and circle facilitator. At the centre of all this work, is the thread of deep listening, presence, bold questioning and a love for understanding people. Recently, she has been seeking collaborations with male leaders in the Masculine Alchemy movement as part of her mission to putting an end to the ‘motherhood penalty’ and her belief that social and gender equity starts at home.

Rose Bundock

Rose is passionate about hearing people’s stories. After 25 years as a journalist for the BBC, The Guardian and glossy lifestyle magazines, she’s skilled at telling them too. Today, for the first time, she shares her own lived experience. How it’s taken 30 years of thinking ‘what’s wrong with me’ to get a diagnosis of mood disorder Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). Her talk will bust some myths and raise your awareness of this underdiagnosed condition.

Gerrie Hawes

Gerrie is a Corporate Behavioural Psychologist. Her focus is on the Future of Work and ‘how to be remotely human’. As work becomes increasingly tech enabled and less personable, she works with leaders on the skills needed to support collaboration, innovation, sharing success and learning. Gerrie introduces the HOPE model: happiness, optimism, playfulness and empathy as core to a better future.

Linz Creates

A creative consultant, who believes in the power of using comedy and courage to cultivate confidence. (and all of the good kind of C Words!!!)

Chloe Bullock

Chloe is a Brighton-based interior designer with a 30 year career of designing furniture, homes, Body Shops, buses and bakeries. She talks about finding herself as the reluctant rebel in her industry, encouraging the realisation and avoidance of its negative impact o people, planet and animals, and the exciting and positive ways to work. Chloe is PETA's 'Compassionate Designer of the year' 23 and in April 23 her company became a Certified B Corporation.

Your Name Here!

Your Name Here!

Your Name Here!

YOUNG GIRLS

To be announced

SOMEONE who is calling all young women and girls to step forward to take part in her story...?

to be announced

SOMEONE who is braving the stage for the first time with her story about.....

To be announced

SOMEONE who is already part of her school's debating club and has a story to share.....?

Preparing for the talks

Jo Godden, RubyMoon. photo
5/5
“The six-week training course for the speakers before the event is amazing - it made me feel more confident and motivated already after the first video! Mi was right next to me, supporting me to get my talk ready, adding a stronger storyline and flow, which made me feel more comfortable and confident with it. I suddenly felt I really want to do this - and I really should do this. For all women.”
Jo-Anne Godden
Kate Henwood, Speaker
5/5
“The preparation for stage is fun and really straight forward but had a massive impact on my confidence - it's powerful and I wish for all women to have the opportunity to do this training and speaker practise! I had a talk in mind when I started and it quickly developed and took shape thanks to the step-by-step modules and worksheets, and I now feel ready to deliver it from the stage.”
Kate Henwood
Judith Rayner, Walk&Talk4Success
5/5
“I've really enjoyed the training and now can't wait to get on stage. Instead of feeling fearful, I'm looking forward to it. Mi's training is exemplary and she's been super supportive all the way. I love that this opens up the stage for both first-time speakers and women in business to support each other.”
Judith Rayner

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EyeStorm Women was set up by Mi Elfverson in 2018 and is a subsidiary of The Vlog Academy.

EyeStorm Women is committed to and actively works to promote and elevate women globally.

Our goal in everything we do is to support and promote gender equality.

The Speak Up Woman! Brighton 2023 event is the first of our speaker events.

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