International Women’s Day Open House
Saturday 28th March 2015 (1pm – 3pm)
Royal Air Force Museum
Grahame Park Way
Colindale, London NW9 5LL
TechMaids is hosting a free International Women’s Day Open House on Saturday 28th March 2015 (10am – 3pm) at the RAF Museum in London, to empower individuals interested in technology, entrepreneurship and wellbeing. Guest speakers include young entrepreneur Clare Eluka, CEO of Premae Skincare; Alexandra Jones, a wellbeing coach, author and founder of The Healthy Girl website; Lopa Patel MBE, Digital Media Entrepreneur and Founder of South Asian Lifestyle website Redhotcurry.com and Marketing Consultant Julia Ager. Organised by Rahmat Balogun, a technology consultant and Founder of TechMaids, the open house will include workshops on health and beauty; wellbeing and a digital tech club for children. The event will also see a live comedy set by Britain’s Got Talent contestant Cordell Stephens and poetry by Shante Stephens.
The event is free and open to all, including children, but a ticket is required for entry – click here to view the programme and register (Free).
About the speakers
Rahmat Balogun, Founder of TechMaids
Rahmat Balogun has worked in the IT Industry for 15years; she graduated with a BSc Joint Degree in Business Computing and has since gained experience working for various organisations across the IT industry in the UK. In June 2011, she founded TechMaids™ a workforce development service for women seeking employment or business opportunities in computer technology. Rahmat is an IT trainer and STEM Ambassador.
Clare Eluka, Founder of Premae Skincare
Multi-award winning ethical beauty entrepreneur, educator and allergy practitioner, Clare Eluka is a pioneering force in the contemporary health and wellbeing industry. After working 10 years in the beauty sector for global brands and founding a small vegan brand at the age of 24, Clare launched the world’s first Allergy UK certified beauty brand, Premae Skincare. In 2012, Clare was featured in Management Today’s ‘35 Women Under 35’ and has won numerous industry awards and accolades.
Alexandra Jones, Founder of The Healthy Girl
Alexandra Jones, Founder of the Healthy Girl website, is a highly experienced wellness coach, NLP practitioner and expert in achieving lasting weight loss. Alex is a nutritional consultant and has also co-owned her own boutique personal training studio, utilising cutting-edge systems to help people lose weight, get into shape, improve their health and increase their energy levels. She is the author of eBook ‘How to Get Slim & Stay Slim’ and has recently completed her second book’ Slim, Sexy & Sensational – Discover the New & Easy Way to Lasting Weight Loss’ which will be published in 2015.
Lopa Patel MBE, Digital Media Entrepreneur – Founder of Redhotcurry.com
Lopa Patel is a digital entrepreneur who founded the South Asian Lifestyle website Redhotcurry.com, ecommerce site TheRedhotshop.com and the annual Asian Power Couples Hot 100 list. Lopa is also the Founder & CEO of equality and inclusion think tank Diversity UK and a Technology Ambassador for STEMNET, helping to encourage girls to take up science careers. Her outstanding record of achievement has been recognised with numerous accolades including an MBE for services to the creative industries in 2009. Lopa she was listed in the ‘50 Most Incredible Women in STEM’ 2014.
Julia Ager, Marketing Consultant
Julia Ager is a Marketing Consultant currently completing a Marketing Management BA degree. She has experience working on major projects for the Environment Agency and is also working at Market Hunt, a sales and marketing consultancy that provides localised global solutions, from strategy to implementation, to clients across industries.
Cordell Stephens is an actress, known for playing the character of Rachel in the thriller ‘Dead and Awake’ (2014). She has been acting since 2008 on stage and in videos and has played in roles alongside Kate Winslett and for Don Warrington. She also appeared in Britain’s Got Talent with a comedy sketch.
Shanté Stephens is Editor-In-Chief of ‘Shanté Says Style’!’, a fashion and beauty blog that she started in February 2013. A law graduate, she now writes about fashion and personal style, travel, law and humanitarian work.