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Hey Girls Talks Tech For Good

Founder and CEO of Hey Girls Celia Hodson, is set to inspire the next wave of tech entrepreneurs who want to do social good at a live debate hosted by Sifted, the online home of Europe’s startup and tech community next Wednesday at 12pm.

 The hour-long Tech for Good: How To Set Up a Social Enterprise talk is part of a full day of online events dubbed the ‘UK Ecosystem Assembly‘, which aims to highlight the UK’s startup ecosystems outside of London.

Impact investing — or investing in ‘tech for good’ — is in vogue, but the sector faces unique challenges. Celia will be sharing everything that fledgling social and sustainability entrepreneurs need to know, alongside fellow panelists including:

  • Dr. Marilyn Comrie OBE, director of The Blair Project, which uses self-build electric kart design, construction and racing to inspire under represented youth
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, CEO of NESTA, the UK’s leading innovation agency for social good
  • Gerald Grech, CEO of Tech Nation, the UK network for tech entrepreneurs 

Clips and quotes from the resulting panels will be featured in Sifted’s upcoming UK startup ecosystem map, created in partnership with Microsoft for Startups.

Celia founded Hey Girls in 2018 as a kitchen table start-up. Today, we are a £2m turnover business with two cross border locations (hey team Diss and Musselburgh!). This explosion in turnover has allowed Hey Girls to put our social impact to good use; we have now donated 18 MILLION period products across the UK to aid the fight against period poverty.

As an multi-award winning entrepreneur, Celia (who has an array of accolades including Inspirational Woman of the Year; Social Entrepreneur Of The Year; Saltire Outstanding Women of Scotland and Great British Entrepreneur National Winner), is well versed in the highs and lows of establishing a successful social enterprise. The past three years of business has provided lessons in transport and logistics, stock control, packaging, creating a powerful brand and hiring and empowering the right tribe to help achieve company goals, to name just a few.

The Hey Girls journey in tech advancement has been an ongoing development for the entire team, as we continue to push for a greater online presence and work to connect with customers like never before. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tech for Good online event.