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CAKE 51: Creative Women’s Enterprise


Wed 3rd May 2023
Event 10.30am – 12noon.


Cook Building, Borough Road
Teesside University


About this event

Following a little hiatus, CAKE is back.

Join our colleagues at Creative Fuse Tees Valley on Wednesday 3rd May, 10.30am till 12pm at the Cook Building, Teesside University for their latest Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) event. These events play an integral part of the project and are designed to bring together a diverse range of Tees Valley skills, knowledge and expertise, so they can network and share knowledge.

This CAKE event is theme around Creative Women’s Enterprise: Accelerating Equality and Empowerment, there will be some exciting guest speakers and refreshments available upon arrival from 10am, with the event to start at 10.30.


Wendy Parvin – Business Development Manager, Creative Fuse Tees Valley

Jane Shaw – Director of Create North

Exploring the lessons learnt from the design and delivery of a pilot women’s creative business growth programme ‘Boldly Grow’.

Dr Digdem Sezen – Senior Lecturer in Transmedia Production and Course Leader for MA Digital Media and Communications & MA Multimedia PR

“Playfully Imagining Women’s Role in Creative Industries.”an overview of the women’s role in Creative Industries in the UK and specifically in and introducing the research framework for the afternoon research workshop that follows after this CAKE event.



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 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.*


*during in-person events