Sound Women Host Digital, Interactive and Developer Event in Partnership with Absolute Radio

Sound Women are proud to be holding a panel discussion event on women in digital, interactive and developer roles in partnership with Absolute Radio.

The event will take place on Thursday 22nd November from 6pm – 8pm and will be hosted at Absolute Radio’s One Golden Square studios in London.

The event will be opened by Clive Dickens, Chief Operating Officer and aims to raise awareness of Sound Women, the BBC and Absolute Radio amongst a digital community – particularly developers. It hopes to offer a networking opportunity for women in digital, interactive and development with a longer term aim of encouraging more women to consider a career in these fields.

The panel discussion will be chaired by TV and radio presenter Maggie Philbin, known to many for her presenting role on ‘Tomorrow’s World’. Maggie is also CEO and founder of Teen Tech which runs events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Maggie will be joined on the panel by Clare Sutcliffe who founded Code Club, a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. She will be joined by Belinda Parmar – CEO of Lady Geek – a campaigning agency changing the way tech and gaming companies speak to women by bridging the gulf between the people who make and market technology products and the women who buy them. Completing the panel will be Andrew Caspari – Head of Speech Radio and Classical Music Interactive at the BBC, who oversees interactive editorial for, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 3 and The Proms and 5Live and is currently undertaking a strategy of archive audio and discovery. One of Andrew’s key priorities is encouraging female staff retention, particularly as they move into their 30s and within departments that have traditionally seen fewer female staff choosing to stay.

Tickets are £10 (plus a transaction fee of £1.25). As numbers are very limited we are limiting the tickets to those who study or work in digital media and development.

Tickets will be available here 8pm on Thursday 15th November. We look forward to seeing you there!

About Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio is a national, innovative entertainment and music brand, developing groundbreaking digital innovations and broadcasting award-winning programming, and creating and publishing original and on-demand content across multiple platforms from One Golden Square.

Absolute Radio is committed to real music, comedy and football, and leads the industry as a digital innovator developing applications for the web and new and emerging platforms, including mobile, wi-fi radio, and next-generation DAB.

Absolute Radio also runs a network of brands; digital stations; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

Beer will be provided courtesy of K1 Beer.