London assembly for North East London — fighting your corner at City Hall

I had the pleasure of launching a fabulous new initiative called Digital Women UK, which will provide training, networks and the platform to enable women working in the creative industry to have their voices heard in a sector traditionally dominated by men.

The initiative is the idea of the wonderful Joy Francis and Julie Tomlin, from Words of Colour, and has been brought about after months of hard work from her and her team.

On Wednesday 25 September, City Hall played host to some talented women including Rachel Mars, Malika Booker and Minna Salami.

The initiative is an ambitious one, and will give so many talented women the platform they need to kick-start and develop their careers and engage with issues to do with gender, race and class.

I congratulate Joy and her team for such an excellent, innovative and worthwhile project.