WayfinderWoman announces speakers for ‘Inspiring through Technology’ Conference

Including the globally renowned Dame Stephanie Shirley as Keynote

With 90% of businesses saying that the digital economy is impacting the way they operate, businesses in Sussex will get a rare global insight into this as internationally acclaimed Dame ‘Steve’ Stephanie Shirley headlines The Wayfinder Group conference being held on Friday 12 May at East Sussex National.

Dame Stephanie Shirley is a sought-after speaker on the world stage with her inspirational talks about being a refugee, founder of a multi-million-pound tech company, mother of an autistic son, philanthropist and author of ‘Let it Go’. She was awarded the Institute of Directors Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and commenting on the event, Dame Shirley said: “As the first woman this or the only woman that, I was able to forge a significant change to women at work, especially in hi-tech. 50 years on, Wayfinder Woman is making a similar impact and I look forward to its Conference on 12 May. It should be awesome.”

Dame Shirley will be joined by Alistair Wickens, CEO of roadtohealth group and local entrepreneur who led the transformation of his business from start up to internationally-recognised healthtech business working with some of the world’s largest organisations.  Alistair commented: “Doing business in 2017 is very different to even five years ago. The digital world is driving a new ‘industrial revolution’ and businesses cannot afford to sit back and wait to see what happens.”  

 Becoming one of the leading events on the local business calendar, this year’s theme is ‘Inspiring through Technology’.  With three other speakers, the event aims to motivate business owners and individuals alike, encourage networking between businesses, decision makers and influencers from across the region.

Laura Murphy, Founder of the Wayfinder Group and recent recipient of an award from the Prime Minster, Teresa May, comments: “Technology is increasingly disrupting traditional operating models and opening up new career paths for everyone. Delegates will learn how to take full advantage of the changes that technology is bringing and identify new opportunities to improve competitiveness.”

Early bird tickets are priced at £40 (inc lunch) until 13 April when they become £47.50. Registration is at 8.30am and the event finishes at 2.00pm.  For more information and to book, please visit www.wayfinderwoman.com