Global organisation SheSays sets up Bournemouth branch to inspire and empower women in business

She Who Dares, Wins… That’s the subject matter of a free workshop in association with SheSaysUK, part of a global network supporting women in business. The event is taking place at Langtry Manor – home of the infamous Lillie Langtry, mistress of Edward VII. Tickets are free for the September 3 event but you need to register interest online (

The event is part of a wider programme of events in the run up to the town’s unique Silicon Beach festival. She Who Dares, Wins features two illustrious keynote speakers:  Debbie Klein, CEO of Engine and recently named Women of the Year at the SheSaysUK Awards; and Diane Young, founder of The Drum, MD of RAR and recently named Digital Innovator of the Year at the PPA Awards. Their words of wisdom will be followed by a Q&A segment, where the panel will be made up of Bournemouth’s brightest and best lady bosses, including Arabella Lewis-Smith, founder & MD of Salad Creative and Michelle Davies, Client Service Director at Bright Blue Day.

Remember, each of these successful women started their career somewhere  And with women controlling around 80% of consumer spending power but only filling about 3% of Creative Directors roles, the world needs more successful women.

Silicon Beach ( takes place September 18-19 at the town’s Pavillion Dance centre and attracts thought-leaders and innovators from across the UK. Now in its fourth year, Silicon Beach has expanded to include a series of secondary events and workshops under the umbrella of Silicon Beach+.

“Silicon Beach attracts some of some of the UK’s most influential speakers drawn from some of the UK’s most successful and highly regarded agencies,” said Silicon Beach organiser Matt Desimer “and we’ve always tried to ensure a minimum of 30% of the speakers are female.

“She Who Dares, Wins is a complimentary event to Silicon Beach.  It’s specifically aimed at encouraging, inspiring and without meaning to sound too patronising, empowering more women to attain senior roles within the advertising, design and digital and creative industries.”

And its FREE.