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CAKE 48: Celebrating Women’s Creative Enterprise


Thursday 24 March 2022
Event 10am – 11:30am.



Middlesbrough Town Hall
Albert Road

About this event

Arrival from 9.30am
Event 10am – 11:30am.
11:30am – 12 noon optional networking with cake!


Supporting the 2022 International Women’s Day theme #breakthebias, our March CAKE event will explore work that moves towards gender equality.

We’re excited to be delivering this CAKE event in person at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

With a focus on celebrating women’s creative enterprise, the event will include a panel discussion with inspirational speakers, with an opportunity to ask any questions to the panel. This will then be followed by an opportunity to network with like-minded peers.


Together we will:

  • Discuss what we need to do to create inclusive working practices
  • Raise awareness on gender equality
  • Share ideas on how we create a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.



Dinah Bennett – OBE for Services to Women’s Entrepreneurship, Founder & International Consultant in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Dinah is an award-winning entrepreneurship and enterprise development professional, serving an international community. She is known for practice led and grass roots based, policy development, practical and inspiring programme delivery, and extensive network and stakeholder engagement to support women striving for economic independence. She works with a range of multi and bi-lateral organisations including EBRD, IFC,ILO,UNDP and British Council.

Lyndsay Hogg – Assist Goodwill Ambassador, Assist Women’s Network
Lyndsay Hogg is director of Hogg Global Logistics Ltd, an award winning international freight forwarders and logistics provider shipping manufactured goods around the world on behalf of companies and private individuals. Lyndsay is a single mum of two boys, aged 11 and 2. She loves walking, eating out and socialising and is an advocate for supporting women and using her life experiences to help others.

Lou Tonner & Chloe Clover, Directors/ Co-Founders, Wander Films
Wander Films is a video production/digital content marketing company based in Middlesbrough, known for creating next level videos and visual content for brands to Beat The Scroll® on social media. The team is made up of filmmakers, social media managers, VFX artists, graphic designers, project managers and editors. Wander works with clients all around the UK and was recently listed as a Pact Future30 company. Clover also recently made the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Sade Sangowawa, Founder / Chief Executive, Cultures
Sade Sangowawa is the founder and chief executive of Cultures a community interest company based in Stockton which aims to advance the economic, social and cultural integration practices for disadvantaged BME, Refugee and migrant communities in the Northeast. She is the founder of the A Taste of Africa showcase events in its 19th year in Tees Valley and The Black History Youths awards. She is also co-founder founder of YFT Consult a Health and Cultural awareness consultancy.


Sharon Patterson

Associate Dean School of Arts & Creative Industries/Associate Director MIMA

Dinah Bennett

OBE for Services to Women’s Entrepreneurship, Founder & International Consultant in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Lyndsay Hogg

Assist Goodwill Ambassador, Assist Women’s Network

Lou Tonner

Director/ Co-Founder, Wander Films

Chloe Clover

Director/ Co-Founder, Wander Films

Sade Sangowawa

Founder / Chief Executive, Cultures

We’re looking forward to collaborating with Assist Women’s Network on this event which will celebrate women’s creative enterprise!


Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration.

Tickets are free – please register via Eventbrite here.

About CAKE

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East’s monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors and wider economy. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.*