Make tomorrow yours

Distinction has teamed up with Visible Women to host a special event to inspire today's young women to become tomorrow's leaders.

We're putting on an evening of insightful speakers to share their experiences of working in traditionally male-dominated industries, followed by an open Q&A session with free food and drink.

Although the emphasis of the night is on inspiring women, there will be plenty for inspiring male leaders to learn from too - everyone is very welcome!

When and Where

The event is on Thursday, 10th March 2016 from 5.30pm, during National Careers Week and the week of International Women's Day.

We're hosting the event at our Nottingham studio - 4-6 Broadway, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1PS.

You can find directions here.


5.30 pm Doors open with welcome drinks
6.00 pm Introduction - Grace Mik
6.15 pm Speaker - Sarah Crawford
6.45 pm Speaker - Jocelyn Spence
7.00 pm Open Q&A with food and drinks
8.30 pm Event closes

Our Speakers

Grace Mik

Grace is a Digital Marketer at Distinction (your host for the evening).

She joined the Distinction team in 2014 after graduating from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. During her time with the agency, she has already cut her teeth in different areas of the business including project management and digital marketing.

Grace will be sharing her personal experiences of joining a predominantly male team, and beginning her professional career journey.

Sarah Crawford

Sarah Crawford is the Marketing Director at Union Square, a leading software company in the construction sector. Appointed to the board, she is responsible for business and international marketing strategy and communications.

Educated at Hull University, Sarah left with a 2:1 in Business Management and has pursued a 14 year career in marketing, covering a range of industries and verticals including engineering, insurance, dentistry, IT and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Union Square Sarah was responsible for the strategic marketing of the structural engineering division at Trimble, and worked across 22 countries in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector.

Jocelyn Spence

Jocelyn Spence is a Visiting Researcher in Performative Experience Design at the University of Nottingham.

Jocelyn has more than fifteen years working as a user experience architect, e-learning designer, editor, film supervisor, producer, assistant professor, personal tutor, and performer. She has worked for large companies and start-ups, spent many years freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has also lived in Chicago, New Orleans, and Stockholm.

Jocelyn will be sharing her insights on the impact of human biases within organisations.