IWD PANEL EVENT | Sex and wellbeing | We talk all things women empowerment…
- Wednesday 11th March
Women In Business Share Their Entrepreneurial Experiences of working within the sex tech and wellbeing industry. Join us for an evening of brilliant conversation, goodie bags, and FREE drinks and snacks.
About this event
Join us for an evening of candid conversation with a panel of inspiring women in honour of International Women’s Day 2020.
The word ‘sexuality’ is often misunderstood. This can make the intimate connection between women’s empowerment and sexuality difficult to grasp. Sexuality is not simply a matter of sexual orientation or preference. Whether or not a woman is lesbian, same-sex desiring, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual, she will experience, at different times in her life, constraints, restrictions, pleasures and possibilities that derive from her sexuality.
Sexuality is integral to women’s political and economic empowerment. Women need control over their bodies, be able to assert their right to physical autonomy and protection from abuse, and realise sexual rights such as the right to a safe and satisfying sex life. If they do not have this, women have limited scope for making claims in other areas of their lives. [Source:Pathways of women empowerment]
We will be exploring the concept of sexuality and erotic capitalisation as a way to empower women in life and business so we can harness more confidence to go out and get the job, opportunity, money we want and rightly deserve.
Join us for an evening of candid conversation with a panel of inspiring women in honour of International Women’s Day 2020. You will hear raw and honest accounts from female founders working in industries challenging the norm from sex tech, sexual empowerment and sex positivity. Afterwards, we will open up the floor for Q&A, followed by mingling with panellists and attendees. Drinks and nibbles are provided.
This is an opportunity to:
- Hear from some of the top leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in their field;
- Network with likeminded, progressive, and ambitious women;
- Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks;
- Take home a goodie bag with products and service offers from female-owned brands
Hear from the female founders who are breaking the sex taboo. The goal of this event is to offer a new and fresh perspective on the sex tech and wellbeing industry. You will hear raw and honest accounts from female founders working in industries challenging the norm. Sex is till very much a taboo subject and with the word “sex” being banned from any mainstream online domain there’s a long way to go to break down these social barriers.
By story-telling, the world of entrepreneurialism is demystified. We hope this conversation will offer real and inspiring insights for those who have a business or an idea and want to better understand the landscape, challenges and learnings.
Afterwards, we will open up the floor for Q&A, followed by mingling with panellists and attendees. Drinks and nibbles are provided.
- Arrival and Registration: 5:30 – 5:55pm
- Speaker Introductions: 6:00 – 6:20pm
- Panel: 6:30 – 7:30pm
- Q&A – 7-7:30pm
- Drinks and Networking: 7:30pm onwards
This event is brought to you by Found & Flourish in partnership with Platf9rm.
50% of event profits will be donated to Off The Fence supporting vulnerable women.
Meet the speakers
Calandra Balfour is the Founder and CEO of LoveGivr, the world’s first sex-positive combined social media and e-commerce platform that donates to sexual health/sex-positive charities. With nearly two decades of working in the adult retail industry, and 10 years of running and co-founding three successful Brighton-based retail shops . Calandra is combining an ongoing passion for sex-positivity with a proven track record in business development, whilst striving to give women a sexual voice.
Madam Storm is a qualified therapist, clinical hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, confidence and fitness coach and motivational speaker. She specialises in helping women to enjoy life by inspiring them to gain confidence through a practical programme of self-belief and outward presentation.
Bibi Lynch is a “controversial” journalist, writer and broadcaster.
She co-hosts After the Watershed (an ‘adult’ radio show for BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey); presents Bibi Lynch’s WHIPs for BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey; co-presents Good Sex Bad Sex (a podcast for metro.co.uk); and fronts her own show Bibi Does Soho on Soho Radio.
Nadia Deen is an artist, speaker and the founder of AM: Appointment.
AM: Appointment is an uncensored platform offering extensive advice and tips for women and people with vulvas on how to achieve their best orgasm during self play.
Oli Lipski is a freelance Editor, Copy Writer and Social Media Manager for various sextech and sex-positive companies. With a degree in Sexual Dissidence, she strives for social change and personal empowerment through sexual liberation, sensual wellbeing and queer activism.
About Found & Flourish
Found & Flourish is a female founders network, media & events company.
We exist to empower future female leaders to launch, grow and scale the businesses of their dreams.
We run a range of events, workshops and meet-ups as well as offer a range of business services supporting female founders at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
Join our membership waitlist now, where you’ll have access to loads of comprehensive resources, insights and online support, as well as our amazing community of like-minded female founders and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Find out more: www.foundflourish.co.uk
PLATF9RM is a thriving business community in Brighton & Hove, creating contemporary workplaces for its members. From freelancers and contractors to local businesses, members have access to a range of desk space, from collaborative and shared working environments to private office rooms.
PLATF9RM also runs a programme of business, educational and social events encouraging members to connect and reinforce the collaboration that the space is designed for. Set up in 2016, the co-working space has grown to over 800 members across two sites, one in Tower Point near Brighton Station and one in Hove Town Hall.
Find out more: https://www.platf9rm.com/
About your Host
Lara is the Founder and Director of Found & Flourish, a female led organisation empowering women in business through community, services and events. With a background in advertising and social media strategy, Lara has over ten years experience working with early stage startups to household brands.
Lara hopes by putting on events such as this one she can support other women in business to launch, grow and scale impactful businesses, offering them solidarity, support and connection.