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Womenfolk: The Time is Now - an interactive panel discussion

  • Butcher's Building 108 North Street Belfast United Kingdom (map)

Womenfolk, Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create a unique interactive event with a panel of female design entrepreneurs based in Belfast talking about their experiences as a female entrepreneur, their journey in the design industry and how they have crafted their business up until this point.

We will also ask them to give us their thoughts on the design industry in Belfast, the future of Belfast as a design city and how we can encourage and inspire more women in Belfast to take on design leadership roles and/or start their own design businesses.

The phrase ‘The Time is Now’ came from noticing a change within Belfast’s creative scene. We love that there is a rush of women in design that are inspired to pursue their creative dreams. ‘The Time is Now’ is turning into a platform where we gather together to encourage men and women to challenge themselves, be vulnerable in a space by sharing experiences within their industries and give an insight into the beginning and middle stages of their career.

There will be a panel of four female designers from different design disciplines and backgrounds discussing their perspective of achieving success within the design industries. We will be asking the panelists to share their story of how they built their businesses and the realities they have faced in the midst of creating an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

We are wanting to discuss and encourage women to take up space within their industries and to showcase the realities of what it is actually like, versus the social media representation. We will be covering themes of :

  • Perfectionism

  • Going for your dreams and the realities of creating

  • Patience and knowing that it takes time to build

  • Surrounding yourself with the right people

  • How to build a better and more supportive creative community within Belfast

We are excited for the growth of The Time is Now project and are constantly working to share stories of people from all creative walks of life.  We hope that you can join us and be part of creating an experience to connect with people.

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