This is a three part series of events, featuring women from the music & culture industries discussing the journey of being self employed and what that means in this day and age. A collection of women come together over the series to give truthful and tangible advice to those looking to make the move and to give guidance to those that already have. OTO CBD & Sekeford Bespoke Botanical Mixers will be providing complimentary CBD (non alcoholic) cocktails for all attendees.
Part 1: Making The Leap
Hear some remarkable women discuss their moves into being self employed. They will look at the different ways this can be done, how to turn an idea into reality, getting those all important clients, knowing what to charge and how to market your brand.
Roberta Hickey (Founder, Little Pink Book)
Nell Jordan-Gent - Left the BBC after years there to go freelance and has now been freelancing for 6 years which has included career transitions such as news & journalism to music and live events and now including consulting, programming & coaching.
Melissa Hawkins - After being full time on the Culture Team at Red Bull for nearly 5 years Melissa took the jump into freelancing at the start of 2018. She had now been freelancing for nearly 18 months and loving it. Have worked with clients including Nike, Adidas (Superimpose + The Midnight Club), Mixcloud for W Hotels, Lost Village Festival, Frukt, Print works, Beat Hotel specialising in Event Producing, Music and Culture Consultation for Brands as well as Artist Liaison.
Chloe Pierre - Chloe is a digital marketing consultant with over 10+ years experience as a marketer. She recently left her Digital Marketing position at Broadwick Live, to manage Influencers on behalf of Spotify before going full time with wellness brand thy.self and her own influencer/ content creation hustle.
Tanya Varma - Tanya is freelance fashion stylist who used to work for Anna Trevelyn but then broke out to the freelance world, and started working for herself in 2014. Tanya's clients are mainly music artists, and publishers but also work with brands, commercials etc. Recently launched Ghadia, after producing Maya Jama’s Halloween party in October. Ghadia is an events company that curates and produces vibesy, unique events and experiences for brands and artists.
Charnice Blaize - Charnice is currently on the culture team at ASOS but is also Founder of Blaized. Charnice will be the voice on managing a job and a side hustle to test the waters before making the full leap.