Stand Tall & Walk Sassy Panelists: 15.09.19

Tara Tomes

Having been both agency and client-side prior to EAST VILLAGE., Tara has worked with local independent retailers, internationally renowned fashion brands, acclaimed entertainment and event venues, large scale exhibitions, and everything in between. Tara founded EAST VILLAGE. in 2013 with the ambition of creating an agency that centred around a strong team culture and delivering… PR with personality.


She is well-connected across the city and wider region, having been chair BPS Birmingham Future, the membership organization for Birmingham’s young professionals, and Board member for BPS Birmingham, which champions the sector and focuses on attracting and retaining talent. Tara sits on the Board for Colmore BID, the business improvement district for the city’s commercial quarter, and is chair of the BID’s Place Marketing Group, helping to deliver events like Colmore Food Festival.


Last year, Tara co-founded Birmingham Sales and Events Forum; connecting sales and events professionals from across Birmingham's hospitality sectors to encourage partnerships, collaborations, and the sharing of best practice.


Tara is passionate about charity and is a founding director of homeless charity, Let’s Feed Brum; as well as Ambassador to LoveBrum, a charity that unearths hidden gem projects in the city. She also supports Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands and Mariposa Trust with marketing and events.


Tara won CIPR Outstanding Young Communicator 2010, was nominated for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year in 2011, and was up for Business Woman of the Year at the 2017 Birmingham Awards.

MBE Justice Williams


Justice is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and is an advocate for improving confidence and self-esteem.


Justice is Founder of 'Behind Her Dreams' – a support platform and network for entrepreneurial women, Justice Williams MBE is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and lifestyle hacker who helps individuals to create their lifestyle by design and leverage the power of digital to create passive income streams.

An inspirational and international public speaker and events curator, Justice also works with corporates who want to make a difference through social entrepreneurship and is writing her first book.

Stand Tall & Walk Sassy Panelists: 10.03.19

Victoria Niamh Spence


Victoria is a Social Media Influencer and CEO of the global movement #girlgains, and is an advocate for improving body confidence through her own campaign ‘Fierce & Flawsome.’ 


To read more check out her website: 

Instagram: @victorianiamh

Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson 

Tee Cee is a CBBC presenter and Development Researcher as well as founder of SchoolGirlOnline. 

To check out more of her work go to: @skoolgirlonline @thisisteecee 

Amy Wilson Hardy 


Amy is a Team GB Rugby 7s athlete and England Rugby star. She made her debut for the England Women's National team in 2013. 


To read more about her rising career in rugby check out: 

Instagram: @amywilsonhardy 

Sally Bee


Sally Bee is a Celebrity Nutritionalist and Well-Being expert having worked on shows such as This Morning and Lorraine. 


To find out more check out the website:

Instagram: @Sallybeelicious 

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