Creating Change for the Youth Using the Digital Space

Barbados Youth Business Trust is facilitating an opportunity to introduce our young aspiring entrepreneurs under the age of 35 years to be a part of the global digital movement on August 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m at the L. V. Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. “Olive Trotman House” Keith Bourne Complex Belmont Road, St. Michael.

The event will look at how businesses and individuals can use digital, and in particular social media, to increase exposure, knowledge and sales. The feature presenter will be South London Entrepreneur, Lisa Goodchild, whose experience in, and passion for all things digital is considered by some to be unrivalled.

The event will look at how businesses and individuals can use digital, and in particular social media, to increase exposure, knowledge and sales.
The feature presenter will be South London Entrepreneur, Lisa Goodchild, whose experience in, and passion for all things digital is considered by some to be unrivalled.

For more than 18 years Lisa has lived, loved and been a major player in the Digital Industry in the UK and beyond. Now, thanks to her integrated communications company Digiwoo, she is making waves in far-reaching arenas, from fashion and technology, to online advertising and non-profit including British Airways, London Fashion Rocks, MediaMath, MOBO Awards, O2, AVON and WSPA.

With zeal, drive and an enviable contacts book, Lisa wants to give back and create a movement for young people from underprivileged backgrounds. She is no stranger to Barbados and she clearly has a love for our Island being a frequent visitor for the last 18 years. “This event will be an opportunity to give something special back to a place which has given so much to me over the years.” remarked Lisa as she gave further insight into her background and the motivation behind the movement she has created.

Lisa Goodchild grew up in very humble beginnings from a one-parent family on a London council estate. She burgled a house at 12 and sold drugs at 13, then realising this was not the life she wanted as she dreamed of more. Lucky for her, a seed was planted by her best friends mum that enabled her to go to University where she gained a First Class Degree. It was at this point that things changed for her in a big way eventually leading her to create “the movement ‘DigiSpark‘ – sparking your inner inspiration.

DigiSpark was set up to inspire and encourage young people across the world to develop their talents in the digital space and to reach their full potential. Their aim is to lift the ‘underprivileged ‘with knowledge and education providing essential digital skills and understanding, making way for a creative path and gaining entry in to digital arenas.

The event will open with an inspirational piece charting the journey and opportunities created through digital avenues with the determination to get ‘stuff done‘. Moving on to sparking the initial idea and how to move forward making it happen.

Barbados Youth Business Trust is happy to welcome Lisa Goodchild to Barbados and to afford our young aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs who would not otherwise have the opportunity to expand their horizons beyond their current space with DigiSpark on August 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m at the L. V. Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. “Olive Trotman House” Keith Bourne Complex Belmont Road, St. Michael.

Space is limited so young persons up to the age of 35 year are advised to register early by clicking HERE.

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