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Here come the girls! London’s Bishopsgate was taken over by a host of digital women this week, all eager to learn digital skills and be part of a GIANT community.

On Monday, a host of amazing women flocked to 250 Bishopsgate in London for the inaugural Digital Women event – where inspirational female leaders from the digital field gave a series of talks and workshops designed to help improve digital skills.

The workshops covered everything from social media strategy to SEO, content generation to increasing conversions – and all the tools you need along the way. The event was designed for women to inspire other women – connecting attendees with female entrepreneurs and businesspeople, sharing successes and failures, and making the most of this community that we’re all a part of. After all, if we’re sharing knowledge and tools and skills, then we’re all going to contribute to making this wonderful world of digital bigger and better than ever before!

The event was run by the awesome bunch who head up Avviso Media, Lucy Hall in particular, and in partnership with Natwest – promising for an eventful day.

Sleeping Giant Media at Women in Digital

Sleeping Giant Media was super excited to both sponsor the event and take to the stage to deliver a talk of our own. Digital skills and promoting digital learning is something we’re really passionate about at both Giant Campus and Sleeping Giant Media – so seeing a whole room of people boosting their digital know-how made us very happy.

At the event, attendees heard from a whole host of great speakers, including a very frank but empowering talk from Amy McManus from AM Marketing. We also got to hear from Facebook themselves about using Instagram – something we think we’re already nailing if we do say so ourselves. Head over to our Instagram if you don’t already follow us.

And then it was our turn to speak! Our very own Amber Vellacott took to the stage to deliver a workshop on creative content – her first ever public speaking gig! Fortunately, the woman of the moment said the event couldn’t have gone better. “What better event than one for Digital Women and digital skills, for me to step out of my comfort zone and deliver a workshop to over 100 women?! It was a great experience and I really love sharing the awesomeness of creative content, so I enjoyed every single moment of it.”

As part of her talk, Amber introduced the audience to two apps that they could experiment with at home to make something cool for their social feeds. She decided to get everyone to make something with those apps there and then, proving that video and creativity doesn’t have to take long to do and doesn’t need expensive equipment. Based on a statistic we heard at the end of the event, where Claire Harvey said that 75% of people will go home from an event and not action what they learnt, at least they’ll have created a piece of content they can keep!

What was most awesome to see was the number of businesses and friendly faces from our neck of the woods, Kent. It’s great to see that digital is no longer just a London-based sector – it’s expanding quickly, and we’re right at the forefront of it. We absolutely loved being part of the event and meeting all of the awesome attendees – and we hope to be back there next year!

Check out the #DigitalWomen hashtag to see what we got up to.

If you want a copy of the slides from Ambers talking on getting creative with visual content, then click here and fill in the form on the webpage.

Check out some of the creative content Ambers audience made below!

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