Is a woman’s opinion “the miniskirt of the internet”?
Part of #ExHoSo & #smwlondon
Women in a Room is an opportunity to talk with like-minded females about work, life and technology.
This month, we’re referencing Laurie Penny's article "A woman's opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet".
Do you lurk on the sidelines or effortlessly over-share? We'll talk about whether social media is useful and empowering, or a risky business. Join us for the debate.
The evening will kick off with short talks from our invited speakers, giving their angle on the topic. Then we’ll gather in smaller groups to chat in more detail. There’ll be lots of time for drinking and mingling too. Our speakers this month are:
Kate Bussmann: writer, editor and compiler of the world’s first social media almanac, A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters (Bloomsbury), which was published worldwide in December and captures a dramatic year in news, sport and culture through tweets. She has discussed how Twitter has changed the world on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, Sky News and NPR, and has written for the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Telegraph, Stylist, Red and Grazia, and many more.
Julie Howell stakes her claim as one of social media’s founding mothers, having created one of the world’s first online communities in 1995. She has worked RNIB, Cabinet Office, BBC, Tesco and the British Bankers’ Association, developing digital policies that truly take into account the needs of disabled people. She is also author of the first British Standards specification on accessible web design. Today, Julie is a social media trainer and a mentor to women in technology. She is Brighton University’s ‘Alumnus of the Year’ 2012.
Katy & Rachel
Exmouth House Social is a week’s worth of inspiring social media happenings here at Exmouth House,curated by Specialmoves, Tempero, Mint Digital & Outside Line, as part of Social Media Week. www.exmouthhousesocial.com
Would you like to hold a Women in a Room at your place of work? Get in touch with Rachel or Katy on firstname.lastname@example.org
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