4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


Tara Attfield-Tomes

Founder, EAST VILLAGE and Chair. Women in Tech Group

Speaker profile

For over 16 years, Tara has been a force for change in the business world. A multi-award-winning entrepreneur, she founded EAST VILLAGE. with a radical vision to empower women and underrepresented founders, creating a more level playing field through the power of PR.

Tara’s commitment to equality extends far beyond EAST VILLAGE. As Co-Chair of The Lifted Group (Birmingham), Chair of TechWM’s Women in Tech Special Interest Group, Governance Board member of Ethical Equity, and committee member for TAG Network Midlands’ Women in Leadership Network, she spearheads initiatives to increase equality across investment, leadership, and skills.

But Tara’s passion isn’t just about shattering glass ceilings, it’s about building a better future for everyone. A champion of “an agency for a modern workforce,” she prioritises fostering a culture where team spirit thrives, flexible work arrangements are embraced, and a true sense of belonging is nurtured.

As well as being a mentor for Creative UK and Soho House x Creative Mentor Networks, she’s also a NED and charity co-founder; the latter of which, Let’s Feed Brum, receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Regularly sought-after as a keynote speaker and panellist, Tara ignites conversations on PR and personal branding, female founders scaling and securing investment, and the power of leading with empathy.

Women in Tech Group


Wednesday 05 June


14:20 - 14:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

The Power of PR: Building a Brand and Scaling for Success

Tara Attfield-Tomes

Founder, EAST VILLAGE and Chair,
Women in Tech Group



4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


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