Word of Colour

Digital Women UK

Digital Women UK was founded by Joy Francis and Julie Tomlin and 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, and campaign for better representation. 

Missing in Action: Women and Digital Enterprise in the UK is Digital Women UK’s core programme, run in partnership with its Academic Partner Dr Angela Martinez Dy, lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University London.

Launched in November 2015, Missing in Action: Tackling the myths of money, self care and the Imposter Syndrome, 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 prevents them from fulfilling their potential. 

The  MIA 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. 

I absolutely loved Missing in Action. I loved hearing about new people – the presenters and participants – and about how we can develop ourselves in new ways. This event had depth and it was valuable having workshops where we had the time to sit and think about what we needed to do for ourselves. Missing in Action gave you the time and space to make a difference.

Jenny Kovacs, GiftWish