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Amplify Your voice Poster

Central Library Swindon

Wednesday 8th March, 7:15pm

An inspirational evening that focuses on women being heard when stepping into the public domain. Even in today’s society, many women who want to be heard – as artists, leaders or entrepreneurs – face new challenges for which they are not always prepared. Slights and threats, from the subtle to the overt, come to us in guises that can be harder to pin down than “real” sexism. In AMPLIFY Your Voice we throw light on these phenomena and share strategies for overriding them by talking to a number of inspirational speakers with a wealth of experience in the public domain.
 
The keynote speech will be given by Marina Strinkovsky from the Swindon Feminist Network, this will be followed by personal accounts given by leading women from different sectors. The evening will close with a Podium Discussion and an open Q&A. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets cost £8 and are available through Eventbrite – to purchase please visit
 

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Key Speakers

Marina Strinkovsky

Marina Strinkovsky is a feminist writer and campaigner who blogs at It’s Not a Zero Sum Game. Her main interests revolve around male violence against women, reproductive justice, sexual exploitation, rape and harassment. Marina has written for the New Statesman and Indy Voices among others. She lives in Swindon with her one surviving cactus and, remarkably, no cats.

Sokari Douglas Camp

‘All the world is now richer’ is inspired by the words of liberated ex-slave William Prescott, who said: “They will remember that we were sold but they won’t remember that we were strong; they will remember that we were bought but not that we were brave.”

Sokari’s work is intended to act as a constructive and positive responses to slavery, and to show how admirable all people are. The work invites viewers to salute the survivors who have contributed to the lives we lead today.

 Mandy Thomas, Women’s Aid survivors ambassador

Mother of four beautiful children, Jahmene, Corice, Isaac and Darren. Suffered 18 years of tortures and buried two sons because of my perpetrator.

Daniel committed suicide because of our failing justice system.

“I am not what happened to me…I am what I choose to become” Carl Jung

 Fiona Scott

Fiona Scott is a journalist, media consultant, videographer and tv producer/director. She has worked in the media for almost 30 years including working for ITV, BBC & Comic Relief.
Some of the programmes she’s managed include multiple regional award-winning current affairs series West Eye View, political show The West This Week, antiques and collectibles shows The Bargain Hunters and Beat The Dealer. On the national stage, she’s worked on The One Show and Flog It! She’s also been a guest producer for ITV Wales and won the award for the Best Regional Television Feature in the British Asian Media Awards 2013.  

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan has over 15 years’ experience in HR, Leadership & Management Development, in industry, the health service and pharmaceuticals. She brings this wealth of experience into the language immersion arena, and creates real value added training contributing to both the professional and language development of the individual.

Dr. Jun Zhang

Senior Lecturer in International Management and Trade, the Business School, University of Gloucestershire.

Dr Jun Zhang has many years of experience in lecturing in UK Higher Education. Her teaching expertise is in international business management with special research interests focused on China and the UK. Besides University teaching and research, Jun has worked with high-level British expatriate managers, supporting them to successfully make cross-cultural transitions into China. She combines industrial experience as well as academic knowledge in her teaching to connect students with the real business world.

Stephanie Nunley

Stephanie is a Lawyer and an expert in business, legal business development and legal marketing. She is currently with Bower & Bailey Solicitors, leading providers of Legal Services to Businesses and Families in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.

Stephanie is a member of Council for Bristol Law Society and helped found Bristol Women Lawyers Division and Swindon Women in Property Group as well as being a Committee member for the Oxford Acquired Brain Injury Forum. Stephanie is an active business networker, public speaker and digital innovation advocate and is currently an Ambassador for ‘Switch on to Swindon’ aimed at ambitious entrepreneurs, innovative companies and talented employees.