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.


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.


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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 68 Middle St 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 professional coaches Lisa Westbury and Hilary Ellis, co-founders of Career Garden, in 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. Not got UX in your job title? No problem. If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. Three great speakers lined up to share their UX experiences, more information to be confirmed.

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Mind the Code

Sat 26th March, 9:00 68 Middle St 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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Code Girl Screening

Wed 30th March, 18:30 68 Middle St Brighton

To round off the Spring Forward event we are having a screening of the much talked about film 'Code Girl'. Take a look at the preview here. Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. Come along for the evening, grab some popcorn for this great watch for teenagers and adults alike.

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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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