Marie Claire @ WORK: Future Shapers Live 2018

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This is the year to be the best possible version of you, and we want to help you achieve that by bringing you an empowering day of networking and career advice from some of the UK’s most high-profile bosses, motivational coaches and influencers. Welcome to Marie Claire Future Shapers Live 2018, in partnership with Neutrogena.

Join team Marie Claire, including Editor in Chief Trish Halpin, plus a powerhouse line-up of CEOs, entrepreneurs, career coaches and inspiring women who are changing the future of work. Enjoy a day of inspirational talks, practical workshops and insider advice - all packed into one bespoke event designed to arm you with the skills, tools and motivation to harness your unique work power and reinvent your career.


OPENING KEYNOTE: Playing to your strengths – what the workplace looks like now
Join Trish Halpin, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, and panelists including Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women For Women International, and Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting, for an empowering conversation about what the workplace looks like today and how we can all shape the future for women.

Morning Breakout Sessions

HOW TO SWITCH CAREERS: What to do before making the leap
Meet the women who made a successful career u-turn who share the secrets to how they did it. Plus, Dawn Moore, HR director at Morgan Sindall on when, how and why to jump from one job to the next.

STARTING A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH: 5 things we wish we’d known
Join the inspirational founders behind mega brands Micro Scooters and The Henna Bar (more to be announced) to discover how to turn your dream into a money-making business.

How to kick-start a project or business on the side while still holding down the day job, by three women who found side-hustle success.

Lunchtime Inspiration Panel

The power of positivity
Prepare to be inspired by our special guest (soon to be announced) for a masterclass in motivation.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

INFLUENCER 101: How to win followers and influence people

Join some of the biggest names on Instagram to discover what influence means today and how you can become a micro-influencer within your own industry.

THE POWER OF YOU: Harness your individuality for career success
Emma Gannon, author and podcaster, and Coral Garlick, founder of networking platform, Brand Me Collective (more to be announced) discuss how to discover your unique strengths and leverage them to stand out from the crowd.

#NotMyJob: Meet the disruptors making the workplace better for women
As part of Marie Claire’s Not My Job campaign, pushing for genuinely equality in the workplace, join the women who are shaping our future by taking on the system, including Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder of children's clothing brand Scamp and Dude and Sam Smethers, CEO of the Fawcett Society.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

BOOST YOUR PROFILE: How to build a personal brand
From becoming the face of your business or company, to building an online presence for your brand or start-up, we speak to Olivia Wollenberg, founder of Livia’s Kitchen and Hollie de Cruz, founder of London Hypnobirthing (more to be announced) on how to present yourself for self-made success.

SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERCLASS: How to make an impact on Insta
Join social media superstars, including Erica Davies (more to be announced) and agent-to-the-influencers, Grace O’Leary who will share tips on how to build a business from your laptop and make money from your social posts.

NO PRESSURE: How to feel less overwhelmed
Learn the secrets on how to perform well under pressure, without sacrificing your mental health, by the women who’ve been there, plus GP and author, Dr Ellie Cannon on why we all need to practice self-care in the workplace.

Closing Keynote

Introduced by Editor-in-Chief, Trish Halpin...(Announced Shortly)

Our special guest discusses the challenges, defeats and big wins of her journey to the top.

Our pop-up beauty lounge, hosted by Neutrogena, will treat ticket holders to mini hand massages, facials and expert skincare advice.

Wrap up a day of ideas and inspiration with networking and cocktails..


Take advantage of our super-early bird ticket offer and book at the discounted price of £84 before 10 May (usual price £99). Ticket includes lunch, cocktail reception and a goody bag worth over £100.

  • Pavan Ahluwalia

    Pavan Ahluwalia

    Founder of Pavan Henna Bar

  • Aimee Bateman

    Aimee Bateman

    Career coach

  • Dr Ellie Cannon

    Dr Ellie Cannon

    TV doctor, author, health columnist and NHS GP

  • Hollie de Cruz

    Hollie de Cruz

    Author & social entrepreneur

  • Emma Gannon

    Emma Gannon

    Author, broadcaster and podcast host

  • Coral Garlick

    Coral Garlick

    Founder of Brand Me Collective

  • Anna Gibson

    Anna Gibson

    Co-Founder of Micro Scooters UK

  • Cheryl Giovanni

    Cheryl Giovanni

    Chief Executive of the Girls' Day School Trust

  • Trish Halpin

    Trish Halpin

    Editor-in-chief at Marie Claire

  • Dawn Moore

    Dawn Moore

    HR director at Morgan Sindall

  • Sanju Pal

    Sanju Pal

    Management Consultant at Accenture, Founder of RISE, Teach First Ambassador

  • Ruth Penfold

    Ruth Penfold

    Head of talent at Shazam

  • Jo Tutchener-Shaper

    Jo Tutchener-Shaper

    Founder of children’s clothes brand Scamp & Dude

  • Olivia Wollenberg

    Olivia Wollenberg

    Founder of Livia's Kitchen

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