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Past Appearances, Press and Publications

Here's some of the platforms, events and publications Liz has been part of. A list of interviews, articles, publications and press. For more information or to feature Liz in your next thing, email Info@Lizhardwick.co.uk

16th Nov, Barton Grange Hotel, Preston, Lancashire, UK

Speaker - SEO Generating New Business, Even When the Office is Shut

http://www.business-network-central-and-east-lancashire.co.uk/event_dates.php

20th Nov, Make Your Mark, Media City UK, Greater Manchester, UK

Speaker - Shine Online - Self Promotion Online

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-mark-at-mediacity-mym-tickets-39616916263?aff=es2 

October 2017, NextTechGirls, Online

Female Tech Role Model 

http://www.nexttechgirls.com/portfolio-items/liz-hardwick/

October 2017, Business Cloud, National, UK

Shortlisted - 101 Female Tech Founders

http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/celebrating-the-uks-best-female-tech-entrepreneurs

September 2017, North West Enterprise Awards 2017, UK

Winner - Best Digital Marketing Training Povider 2017

https://www.digienable.co.uk/

24th Sept @ 4pm, 28th Sept @ 11am, and 30th Sept @ 4pm 2017, "A Different Kind of Woman" programme, MyTV, Sky Channel 203, UK

TV Feature Interviewee - Representation of Women in Gaming 

https://youtu.be/o00zdYG_hIs 

https://youtu.be/5idR3kU7mwY  (Full Programme)

http://dkw.me 

21st Sept 2017, Women in Tech North, Manchester, UK

Speaker - Increasing Resilience - Apps to Reduce Stress and Refocus

https://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Technology-North/events/242618056/ 

18th Sept 2017, PLASA 2017 - London Olympia, London, UK

Speaker - 11.45am - Conversations not Broadcast: build better relationships with clients/customers on social media

Speaker - 2.30pm - Boost your productivity with processes and apps

http://www.plasashow.com/seminars.aspx 

14th Sept 2017, Digital Leaders Cyber Resilience Week - Rise and Grind, Preston, Lancashire, UK

Speaker - Cyber Resilience, Your Business and Your Staff

http://digileaders.com/events/seminar-rise-grind-cyber-session 

July 2017, The Business Network, Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Lancashire, UK

Speaker - Mentee Expierence and how Orvia helped DigiEnable

http://www.business-network-central-and-east-lancashire.co.uk/ 

July 2017, Chorley FM, Chorley, Lancashire, UK

Radio Interviewee - SEO (Search Engine Optimistation) and tips for local business owners

http://www.chorley.fm

June 2017, North Wales Freelance and Independants, Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon, Wales, UK

Speaker - Online Strategies for your Professional Brand

http://galericaernarfon.com 

June 2017, Pink Link Ladies Network, Bolton, UK

Speaker - Top tips for On-Site SEO

http://www.pinklinkladies.co.uk

June 2017, Springboard Consultancy, Nottingham, UK

Speaker - Springboard Success (Womens Development Programme)

http://www.springboardconsultancy.com/courses/springboard/ 

May-June, 2017, Lancashire Business View, Paper and Online Publication

Panelist - Digital Business and Productivity

https://www.lancashirebusinessview.co.uk

May 2017, CIM Level 6 Marketing Programme, Blackburn College, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Speaker - Delivering Success with SEO
https://www.edenmarketing.co.uk/ 

May 2017, PLASA Focus, Leeds, UK

Speaker - Self Marketing for Success
http://leeds.plasafocus.com/SeminarsReg.aspx?semID=10037

May 2017, Prospect, BECTU Sector RPD Conference, Brighton, UK

Speaker - Online Strategies for Your Professional Brand

http://www.bectu.org.uk

April 2017 - Professional Speakers Association NW, NW, UK
Speaker - Inbox Zero 101
https://www.thepsa.co.uk

April 2017 - Delphinium Business Coaching, Online, UK
Guest Blogger - Top 5 Tips to Boost Your SEO
http://delphiniumbusinesscoaching.co.uk/top-5-tips-boost-site-seo

March 2017 - The Backstage Professional Development Conference, Barbican Centre, London, UK
Speaker - Self Promotion for Freelancers and Professionals
http://www.backstageconference.com 

March 2017 - National Womens TUC Conference, London, UK

Speaker - Online Bullying of Female Journalists and Personalities Online

https://www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues/gender-equality/tuc-womens-conference

Jan - March 2017 - Red Rose Awards, Lancashire, UK
Independant Judge - Digital Agency Awards
http://www.redroseawards.co.uk 

December 2016 - The Social Media Conference 2016, Manchester, UK
Speaker and Workshop Lead - Boosting Your Brand With Visual Marketing
http://www.social-media-conference.co.uk

Nov 2016 - Warrington Digital, Warrington, UK
Speaker - How to Grow your Visibility in the Digital sector, the Awesome way
http://bit.ly/WAD_LizHardwick

November 2016 - Institute of Fundraising NW Conference, Chester, UK
Speaker - Top 10 Tips for Online Presence for your Organisation
http://iofnw.org.uk/annual-conference-north-west

October 2016 - UNI-MEI Womens Conference (Media, Entertainment and Arts Global Union), Edinburgh, UK
Representing BECTU National Womens Committee as Chair
http://www.uniglobalunion.org/sectors/media-entertainment-arts/news
http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/uni-mei-women-meet-discuss-action-pla...

October 2016 - UNI Youth World Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
Representing BECTU National Young Members as Vice-Chair
http://www.uniglobalunion.org/groups/uni-youth/news
http://www.uni-americas.org/news/uni-youth-conference-tackles-global-iss...
http://www.uni-americas.org/news/uni-youth-stands-solidarity-sasbo-capit...

October 2016 - Women In Tech North, Manchester, UK
Speaker - Boost Your Productivity – Processes and apps to create a better work/life balance
http://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Technology-North/
http://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Technology-North/events/233895175/

September 2016 - The Manchester Code Launch, Manchester, UK
Panelist - Digital Creative Sector Debate
http://www.themanchestercode.com/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-manchester-code-the-code-of-practice-fo...

August 2016 - Online
Women In Tech Speaker - Founders
Featured Speaker - 111 UK Women In Tech Speakers
http://www.techworld.com/careers/here-are-111-uk-women-who-could-speak-a...

31st August 2016 - Flock Global, London, UK
Speaker and Workshop Lead - Boost Your Productivity – Processes and apps to create a better work/life balance
http://www.flock.global/ 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boost-your-productivity-with-liz-hardwick... 

http://www.flock.global/membership/

July 2016 - Digital Leaders 100 Club, House of Commons, London, UK
Digital Leaders 100 Club Finalist Alumni
www.digileaders.com

July 2016 - Founders 4 Schools, UK
Speaker - Entrepreneurship
Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School, Blackburn, UK
www.Founders4Schools.org.uk

June 2016 - Pink Link Ladies, Bolton, UK
Peer Member Presentation
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bolton-ladies-network-meeting-tickets-251...

June 2016 - Women In Tech, Nottingham, UK
Speaker and Workshop Lead - Boost Your Productivity: Processes and apps to create a better work/life balance
http://www.meetup.com/Women-In-Tech-Nottingham/events/229795785/

May 2016 - Media City Expo, Salford, UK
Panelist - Digital Debate
http://www.launcheventsnw.co.uk/event/media-city-expo/

May 2016 - Downtown In Business, Preston, UK
Guest - Digital Round Table (Lancashire)
http://www.downtowninbusiness.com/

April 2016 - Site Launch of Badass Living, Online
Guest Blogger - Five Things Everyone Should Know Before Starting A Company
http://www.badassliving.com/2016/05/09/five-things-everyone-should-know-...

April 2016 - Startup2SME, Manchester, UK
Speaker and Workshop Lead - Productivity/SEO
http://www.meetup.com/Startup2sme/

March 2016 - Digital Leaders NW, Manchester, UK
Speaker - What is a Digital Leader Anyway?
http://digileaders.com/event/dl-north-west-salon-digital-leader-anyway/

March 2016 - Blackpool Digital Expo 2016, Blackpool, UK
Industry Expert - Digital Debate
http://launcheventsnw.co.uk/want-visit-blackpool-digital-expo-16

March 2016 - International Women's Day, PinkLinkLadies, Lancashire, UK
Presentational - Digital Skills and Online Services
http://pinklinkladies.co.uk/pllevents/events/25/internationalwomensdayco...

March 2016 - TUC Women's National Conference, London, UK
https://www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues/gender-equality

March 2016 - Opening of the Stock Exchange and European Women in Technology Event, London, UK
Fouders4Schools Invited Speaker
www.londonstockexchange.com

February 2016 - Inspiration and Projects Meetup, DiverseGeeks, Preston, UK
Keynote - Being Diverse and Geeky
Lightening Talk - Apps and Productivity
https://www.facebook.com/events/436423923214107/

January 2016 - Northern Lights, Preston, UK
Speaker - Lightening Talks
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/northern_lights/services.php

January 2016 - BBC Wales, Wales, UK
Workshop Lead - Social Media for Creative Freelancers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/
http://www.cultcymru.org/

December 2015 - Social Media Conference, Manchester, UK
Workshop Lead - Digital media to boost your Online Engagement
Panelist - Social Media Fireside Chat
http://www.social-media-conference.co.uk

November 2015 - Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Manchester, UK
Panelist - Are You Really My Friend? Exploring Digital Relationships
http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/knowledgehub/digital-friendships.php
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/digital_friendships

September 2015 - BBC Radio 1Xtra Academy, Bradford, UK
Workshop Lead - Blogging for your brand workshop
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/40fCKLKJ5w3jwQt1FX4RRFs/1xtra-l...

August 2015 - Creative Education, Teaching and Learning, Palgrave MacMillan Publications, UK 
Featured Writer - Digital Storytelling: Media That Makes a Difference
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/digitalstorytelling_CreativeEducation

August 2015 - Stop Talking Start Doing, Manchester UK 
Speaker - Digital Inclusion and why it Matters
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/stoptalkingstartdoing

June 2015 - IT Central Station, UK and International
Featured Writer - Mailchimp Review
http://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/mailchimp-review-33177-b...

May 2015 - BBC Radio5Live, National UK
Radio Panelist - Tech Tester for TheVamp
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/techreview/TheVAMP

May 2015 - Morning Star Newspaper, National, UK
Quoted - Morning Star Article
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/quotedinmorningstar

May 2015 - BECTU Annual Conference, Eastbourne, UK
Speaker - Runners Charter, Community Media Links
https://www.bectu.org.uk

May 2015 - Lancashire County Council, Preston, UK
Awards - Women of Achievement Event
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/

April 2015 - Eventbrite UK, UK and International
Featured Writer - Event Horror Stories and Solutions
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/12-stories-of-events-gone-wrong/

April 2015 - Preston Hospital Radio, Preston, UK
Radio Interview - Training the Community
http://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/royal-preston-profile

March 2015 - BBC North, Media City, UK
Advisor - Move On Up Event
Conference for BME, hosted by Craig Rowe
https://www.bectu.org.uk/events/move-on-up

March 2015 - Founders 4 Schools, UK
Panelist - Entrepreneurship and Founding your business
Parklands High School, Chorley, UK
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/founders4schools

March 2015 - BBC Radio5Live, Salford, UK
Radio Panelist - Tech Tester for Music Making Apps
http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live

February 2015 - Digital Skills Conference, Manchester Digital, Manchester, UK
Panelist - "Are we Equal Yet?"
Other panelists included Liz Clark, Dream Agility, Diana Erskine and Simon Wharton
https://www.manchesterdigital.com/sites/default/files/Digital%20Skills%2...

February 2015 - BBC Wales, Wales, UK
Workshop Lead - Social Media for Creative Freelancers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/

February 2015 - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Panelist - Getting into the Media Industry
http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/

November 2014 - Soon Is Now - Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Manchester, UK
Panelist - InfoComms
http://www.mmu.ac.uk/students/futures/event-detail.php?id=475

November 2014 - Really Useful Days for Authorities, Macclesfield, UK
Keynote - Planning your Social Media Strategy
http://www.localdirect.gov.uk/eventslist/really-useful-days/

November 2014 - Digital Leaders NW - Macclesfield, UK
Panelist - Digital Inclusion
http://digitalleaders.co.uk/2014/11/going-achieve-digital-inclusion/

October 2014 - IATSE Young Workers Conference, Portland, USA
Talk - Unions in the UK for under 35's
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/iaywc14

Sept 2014 - Stage Screen and Radio, National UK
Online and Newspaper Article - Being active in BECTU
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/activeinbectu

July 2014 - UNI Europa Youth Seminar, Athens, Greece
Speaker - UK unions and EU Brussels trip
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/UnionsGlobally

July 2014 - Digital Leaders 100 2014, National UK
Awards - 29th in the 100, 2nd in SME Categories
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/DL100

July 2014 - Press Linux Voice Magazine, National, UK
Online and Magazine Article - Girls, Geeks and Crowdsourced Cake
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/LinuxVoice

June 2014 - d2Digital, Manchester, UK
Guest Blogger - Are Barcamps and Unconferences Still Relevant in 2014?
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/unconferencesin2014

June 2014 - Lancashire Evening Post, Preston, UK
Online and Newspaper Article - Digital Leaders 100 Awards
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/LEPDL100

March 2014 - BECTU Young Workers Week, London, UK
Workshop Lead - Social Media for Activists
https://www.tuc.org.uk/about-tuc/young-workers/young-workers-month/bectu...

March 2014 - Regus Connect, National UK
Online Interview - Enterprise and Co-Working
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/regusconnectinterview

February 2014 - Broadcast Video Expo (BVE), London, UK
Panelist - How to be a productive freelancer
http://www.bvexpo.com/

January 2014 - Federation of Holistic Therapists, Leigh, UK
Speaker - Social Media for Therapists Talk
http://www.fht.org.uk/local-support-groups

Dec 2013 - Freelancing Matters, National, UK
Online Interview - Making Social, Work
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/FMinterview
https://www.ipse.co.uk/news/making-social-work

Dec 2013 - Lancashire Evening Post, Preston, UK
Online and Newspaper Article - Support for Business Women in Lancashire
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/lepsm4w13

Nov 2013 - Social Media for Women Conference 2013, Lancashire, UK
Founder and Organiser
Workshop Lead - Digital Media to Make a Difference
Workshop Lead - Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/SM4WReview

Nov 2013 - BBC Radio Lancashire, Blackburn, UK
Radio Interview - Organising the SM4W13 Conference
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/sm4w13/bbclancs

October 2013 - Connect-Transmit Conference, Manchester, UK
Panelist - Community Radio and it's Impact
http://www.connecttransmit.org.uk/conference/

October 2013 - Professional Lighting and Sound Associations (PLASA), London, UK
Panelist - BECTU and Freelancers in Media
http://www.plasashow.com/

October 2013 - LadyFest Preston, Preston, UK
Panelist - The Future is Feminine
Other panelists included Rachel Elnaugh, Dale Stafford, Karren Hands, Lisa Gibson and Caroline Hampson
http://ladyfestpreston.com/2013/09/19/whats-happening-saturday-12th-octo...
https://instagram.com/p/fXuCNDS0VR/
https://twitter.com/eventsnorthern/status/389032079855333377

Sept 2013 - Preston FM, Preston, UK
Radio Interview - Organising the SM4W13 Conference
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/sm4w13pfmpodcast

Sept 2013 - Manchester Girl Geek Dinners, TechHub, Manchester, UK
Speaker - Female Tech Startups
http://manchester.girlgeekdinners.com

Sept 2013 - d2Digital, Manchester, UK
Guest Blogger - Showcasing Diversity in Technology
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/blog/diversityintech

Aug 2013 - BVE, London, UK
Video Interview - Being a freelance BECTU member
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/bectubve

May 2013 - Preston Social, Preston, UK
Speaker - Geeks Not Gender
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/geeksnotgender

May 2013 - South Ribble Big Doo, Leyland, Lancashire, UK
Keynote - Digital and Social Media for Businesses
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/SRBigDo

March 2013 - InfoLab21, Lancaster, UK
Guest Blogger - Building Communities with Digital Technologies
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/blog/infolab21

Oct 2012 - IATSE Young Workers Conference, Philadelphia, USA
Panelist - Young Members in the UK
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/iatseywc

July 2012 - SoundWomen, Bristol, UK
Guest Blogger - 10 Years in Community Radio & Inspiring Women
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/cmalive

June 2012 - Community Media Association Conference, Bath, UK
Speaker - Hyperlocal is dead, Social-Local-Mobile is In!
http://www.commedia.org.uk/events-training/cma-conference-2012-and-agm

Feb 2012 - Enabol2012, Bolton, UK
Speaker - Engaging and Effective Online Promotion
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/enabolFeb2012

Feb 2012 - SocialXchange, So-Mo, Liverpool, UK
Workshop Lead - Social in the Digital Age
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/socialxchange1

Feb 2012 - Inspiring Women's Enterprise in TV, Media City, Salford UK
Speaker - How Persistence Paid Off
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/UKRCblog

Jan 2012 - The UKRC (UK Resource Centre for Women), Bradford, UK
Guest Blogger - How hard work, persistence, passion and determination pays off
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/UKRCblog

Nov 2011 - SoVolTech, Blackpool, UK
Speaker - Communities and Tech Groups
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/sovoltech11

Sept 2011 - BBC North, Media City, Salford, UK
Panelist - Women in Technology Networking Event
http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/insidethebbc/whatwedo/aroundtheuk/northw...

Sept 2011 - Blackpool Geekup, Blackpool, UK
Speaker - Introduction to Soundtoys
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/geekupthetower

May 2011 - Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Guest Blogger - FutureEverything at Cornerhouse
http://www.lizhardwick.co.uk/node/222