Celebrating women's past + empowering our future

Spring Forward is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture and runs throughout March in parallel with Women's History Month.

Our mission

To encourage women to take a greater role in digital by creating a platform that promotes digital community events organised by women for women.


Brighton Digital Women Meetup

Wed 2nd March, 18:30 The Snug at The Three Jolly Butchers, Brighton

Brighton Digital Women meetups are an opportunity to share digital marketing knowledge over a glass of wine and grow your network. We aim to help each other propel our careers forward and reduce the gender gap in digital leadership roles. This month's meetup is focused on one of our hot topics for 2016: digital project management. Discussions will be led by Amy Slade, Project Manager for Pragmatic.

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Pixels & Prossecco

Fri 4th March, 18:30 68 Middle St Brighton

Pixels & Prosecco returns for the second year - celebrating contribution to the world of videogames and playful experiences. As part of Spring Forward, Press Fire to Win are hosting an evening of talks from women who create games, playful experiences and events. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for a glass of Prosecco or fizzy grape juice, a slice of cake and a relaxed evening of interesting talks.


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Curiosity Hub

Sat 5th March, from 9:30 68 Middle St Brighton

Mother & Daughter Creative Technology Workshops: A great opportunity for mothers and daughters (ages 10-14) to celebrate Mother's Day and explore technology together! There'll be four free workshops throughout the day with activities in Stop-motion Animation and Programming in Minecraft.

9:45-11:00 / 11:15-12:30
13.15-14:30 / 14.45-16.00


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Women's Day Photo Pop Up

Sat 5th March, from 11:00 68 Middle St Brighton

Hosted by photographer Julia Claxton and journalist Emily Yates, the Photo Pop-Up Studio debuts as part of We Spring Forward. In advance of International Women’s Day next month, women in the digital and creative industries are invited to attend a photo portrait session. Images and thoughts will be tweeted with the hashtag #IWD2016 on Tuesday 8th March, with participants to receive their free photo portrait by email on the same day.

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Sat 12th March, 10:00 68 Middle St Brighton

Where young women, artists & thought leaders tackle how technology has impacted women and is shaping the future.
3 speakers - one young woman from the community, an artist and a thought leader - address the following question by delivering a 15 minute talk, followed by 30 min audience participation Q&A: Women quotas in tech: A positive and crucial step, or a patronising premise?

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SheSays Brighton

Tue 15th March, 18:30 Pub Du Vin, 7 Ship Street Brighton

Make It Work... passion and purpose

Nicole Bradfield of NEO, Alison Coward of Bracket and Anna Moulson of Melting Vinyl on the theme of turning your passion into your business.



Career Garden Masterclass

Thu 17th March, 18:30 Lighthouse Brighton

This highly interactive coaching workshop explores how you can overcome the disempowering thought patterns and limiting beliefs that can get in the way of you being at your best and achieving career success. Join this thought-provoking and lively session where you will develop insights and strategies for achieving a more confident and positive mind-set.

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The Salon

Mon 21st March, 18:30 68 Middle St Brighton

Open mic chat about ourselves and the industry. We'll have some suggested discussion topic during the night, but would like to keep it open to everyone. This will be a great one of networking and sharing your experiences and tips in the industry.

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Ladies That UX

Tue 22nd March, 19:00 68 Middle St Brighton

Fancy meeting other women for a good old natter about UX and life in general? Then Ladies that UX is for you. If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. Four great speakers lined up to share their UX experiences at this special edition of the Ladies that UX meet up.


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Mind the Code

Sat 26th March, 9:00 Happy Startup School Brighton

Mind the Code is a day event where you will get to exercise your body and mind through coding and yoga.

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Get involved!

Are you planning an event that supports the involvement of women and girls in tech and would like to be part of our programme for 2016? Or maybe you'd like to be a Spring Forward volunteer?

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