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November 1, 2017

Meet the Founders: Celebrating Women in Business & Showcasing Female Talent, in association with Veuve Clicquot

Join us for an exclusive evening to celebrate Women In Business, with an inspirational panel discussion with Sarah Wood OBE, CEO and Co-Founder of Unruly (pictured below right) and Tracey Woodward, CEO of Aromatherapy Associates (pictured below left). The conversation will be led by Claire Cohen, Editor of Telegraph Women.

Our accomplished speakers will share their own business journeys as well as give insights around female leadership, successful startups and how we can all champion women in business.
The event will also feature a showcase of select female-led brands, which will provide a fantastic opportunity to meet the respective founders as well as experience the innovation and creativity of these fashion, beauty, wellness, and accessories brands first hand. Brands include LONB LondonScenteredLatimer LivingStyle LyricalFaber Novella and Milton & Hyde.

The unashamedly glamorous Devonshire Club will provide the perfect setting for an evening of inspiration, meaningful connections, delicious canapés and cocktails.

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Celebrating Women In Business

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Devonshire Club, 4+5 Devonshire Square London EC2M 4YD ( a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street tube station)

Tickets: £30 per person, plus VAT and booking fee

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 July 25, 2017

Masterclass Invitation: Build Your Brand, Build Your Business

Serial Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Award-Winning Author and Founder of multiple corporations, Linzi Boyd is renowned for taking early-stage and established businesses and turning them into famous brands with a purpose.

At the event, in association with Telegraph Women, Linzi will teach you how to build a business with a top-down strategy and how to drive sales, awareness and value for growth and scale. She will also talk about the importance of personal brand – how to grow your profile and ‘google-fame’ and align it with your business brand. Alongside this, you will hear all about the secrets she has uncovered from her various ventures and experiences as an entrepreneur.

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More about Linzi:

By age 24 Linzi had set up and sold two businesses – her second company, which had seven global distribution channels, was sold to Caterpillar. Her third business, Surgery Group, became renowned for influencing an industry, championing some of the countries most well-respected high-street consumer brands known today.

Linzi‘s No1 best seller: “Brand Famous – How To Get Everyone Talking About Your Business” has been awarded ‘Book of the Month’ by the CIM, and ‘Winner’ of the Marketing Category by Small Business Trends in the US.

Today she works in the enterprise market, taking business owners on a journey to Grow, Fund and Exit their businesses. Here she created BoB school, connected to BoB’s Greenhouse (a mini fund) to teach early stage growth businesses how to build a famous brand and get them ready for funding.

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Venue: The Ivy City Garden, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad St,

London EC2M 1QS

Tickets: £30 per person, including VAT

The ticket fee of £30 includes champagne and the chef’s selection of delicious canapés

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July 12, 2017

The Women’s Chapter & Harries and Jones Present: Pre SS18 Designer Preview

 

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Please join us for our Pre SS18 designer trunk show, in partnership with Harries and Jones Present and The Marylebone Hotel on July 12, from 10am to 9pm.

The dynamic duo behind Harries and Jones Present, Sam Jones and Karen Harries, have curated an incredible collection of designers to provide us with an exclusive opportunity to #bethebuyer and preorder from their respective SS18 collections.

Designers include:

Zoe Jordan, Prism, Rockins, Nanushka, My Sleeping Gypsy, Kisshoten, Alexander White, Anna e Alex, Joanna Laura Constantine, Ruifer, Alexandra Miro, Lily and Bean and many more.

Marylebone Gin will be mixing up fabulous complimentary cocktails for our guests and the team at the super chic Marylebone Hotel are offering a special menu for guests to dine in their restaurants before or after.

The event will run all day from 10am to 9pm, so drop in at your convenience to say hello!

There is no entry fee, but admission is by guest list only, so please register here to make sure your name is on the list.

 

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow us on instagram at @womenschapter and @harriesandjonespresent for profiles on the different designers who will be showcasing on the day.

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April 25, 2017

Beauty Inside And Out, with The Women’s Chapter, Telegraph Women and Space NK

Beauty Inside And Out, with The Women’s Chapter, Telegraph Women and Space NK

Join us for an inspirational evening to discuss how to achieve beauty from the inside out, with insights from accomplished female founders:

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The seated panel discussion and Q&A will be led by Telegraph Women editor Claire Cohen in the private event space at Space NK on Hans Crescent in Knightsbridge.

Our speakers will share their own business journeys as well as give insights around how to achieve true beauty — from the inside out. We will also explore related topics around body image, confidence and self esteem.

Before and after the discussion, we will be treated to Quinteassential’s white elixir tea cocktails and fuelled with healthy plant-based treats from Nourish Kitchen, both women-led brands. And of course there will be bubbles, plenty of Champagne bubbles!

This glamorous, inspiring evening will be an opportunity to engage with women at the forefront of their industries, network with fellow professionals and entrepreneurs, and be inspired. Space NK will be providing special goody bags, so all in all, it’s an evening not to be missed!

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time: 6pm for drinks, with panel discussion starting promptly at 6.30pm

Venue: Space NK, 40 Hans Cresent, SW1X 0LZ

Tickets: £30 per person, excluding VAT

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About Claire Vero 

Claire Vero is a dermatology expert and Founder of award-winning Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, a luxury probiotic range infused with BioOrganic botanical ingredients and essential oils. With a strong background in pharmaceuticals, Claire worked for one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare companies, GlaxoSmithKline, before launching Aurelia in January 2013. Harnessing the power of botanicals from around the world, her unique formulas fuse BioOrganic plant extracts and flower essences with breakthrough science. Claire has been widely praised for her achievements in pushing the boundaries of natural and scientific skincare; in November 2014 she won a highly prestigious Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Award sponsored by Google for her success and was positioned 9th in the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s “25 Who’s Who in Natural Beauty”. Earlier that year, she was named one of Management Today’s “35 Women under 35 in Business” and the brand has won a host of product and brand awards including “Best New Brand” for unprecedented success in the biggest independent consumer voted beauty trial by The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible and The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has since been named as one of Walpole’s luxury Brands of Tomorrow, a prestigious achievement that has awarded Claire with luxury brand mentorship from top industry leaders.

About Jacqueline Hurst

Jacqueline Hurst is a trailblazing ‘mind’ expert, knowledgeable public speaker and ground breaking life coach. Her worldwide success is based on her unique approach and specialist work with clients around body image, low confidence, anxiety, self esteem, addictions and other debilitating issues. She has been featured in leading media titles including The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Harpers Bazaar, The Oprah Winfrey Network and regularly does talks internationally, for leading brands including Clinique, Eve Lom, Lulu Lemon, Sweaty Betty, Matches Fashion, Space NK and Liberty on issues of the mind.

Jacqueline’s inspiration to help people came from her own life and long-time struggle with drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, anxiety and crippling self esteem.

After hitting rock bottom in her mid 20s and having tried all kinds of therapy, she decided to start studying and find a way to help herself.

Her online school, The Life Class’ is also paving the way for a new generation of self-development for both people who wish to become life coaches themselves or, for those who want to simply learn how to live more optimally, by thinking, behaving and acting with a higher degree of emotional intelligence.

About Bernadine Tay

Tea guru, master blender and founder of Quinteassential Bernadine Tay, graduated in 2001 with a degree in biomedical science from King’s College, London, later moving into a marketing career. In 2008 she decided to pursue her true love – blending fine tea. After a period of intense self-study and mentoring with the renowned tea expert, Jane Pettigrew, she finally made her debut in the small stage: the farmer’s markets in the North West. For about three years, she honed her craft and refined her blends by talking to tea lovers from the quaint villages of Alderley Edge to the metropolitan city of Manchester.

Using her scientific knowledge to create unique blends with exquisite flavours, Bernadine has since won 7 Great Taste Awards out of 12 blends and is also a national tea judge.

After a year of hiatus due to an injury that almost paralysed her, Bernadine decided to unveil a new Quinteassential with renewed passion. Whether the refreshed brand is a symbol of a new Bernadine, it’s undeniably an amalgamation of all that she loves. Tea, travel, art, beauty and all good things preserved in unforgettable memories.

About Claire Cohen

Claire Cohen is Editor of Telegraph Women – an irreverent and intelligent section of The Telegraph, which offers news and opinion on everything from politics to parenting; business to sex.
When she’s not writing, Claire is a commentator on women’s issues, culture, social affairs and politics for Sky News, the BBC, Channel 5 and LBC Radio. She’s also just brewed her own beer, inspired by the Suffragettes.

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March 14, 2017

Meet the Founders: Celebrating Women in Business &
Showcasing Female Talent

celebrating women in business

Meet the Founders: Celebrating Women in Business &
Showcasing Female Talent

To mark International Women’s Day, join us for an exclusive evening to celebrate Women In Business, with an inspirational panel discussion and luxury showcase of nine women-led brands, including The Fold, Flowerbx and Emmy London.

Our event will feature a panel discussion with Nancy Cruickshank (above, right), serial entrepreneur and CEO of MyShowcase, and Vanessa Vallely, renowned speaker and Founder of WeAreTheCity. The conversation will be led by Claire Cohen, Editor of Telegraph Women.

In addition to inspirational content and curated networking, you’ll be in for treats and experiences offered by the participating brands and their founders, including tea tasting with Quinteassential; floral innovation by Flowerbx, beauty product indulgence with MyShowcase; expert makeup tips from Studio10; shoe inspiration by Emmy London; workwear updates from The Fold; designer insights by Kelly Simpkin; exciting interiors by Santorus and handbag restoration expertise from The Restory.

The unashamedly glamorous Devonshire Club will provide the perfect setting for an evening of inspiration, meaningful connections, delicious canapés and cocktails.

Booking is essential and tickets are limited.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.30pm
Venue: 4+5 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YD (a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street tube station)
Tickets: £35 per person, excluding VAT & fee

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2016 EVENTS

22 November 2016

Women And Resilience in association with Telegraph Women and Investec Private Banking and in support of Smart Works at Ham Yard Hotel in November.

Our high profile panel, chaired by Telegraph Women Editor Claire Cohen, included:

Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre & Founder of WOW Festivals

June Sarpong MBE, Media Phenomenon, Author and Social Entrepreneur

Lara Morgan, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Founder of Scentered

Cassandra Stavrou, Food innovator and Co-Founder of Propercorn  


Fabulous women-led brands came together to support our event and fill our goody bags with treats. Thank you to Mauli Rituals, Merumaya, Propercorn, Scentered, Studio10, The Restory and Malee.

Our five advice panelists were available for one-to-one chats and shared business insights during the networking on the night. Thank you to Emma Stroud, Co-Founder of Pitch Perfect Club; Katharine Hibbert, Founder of Dot Dot Dot; Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao, Founder of Malee; Nena Chaletzos, Founder of Luxtripper and Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of StudioFibre.

 

November 2016
Preview of the Wedgwood Christmas Installation at
World of Wedgwood in November. We were treated to a preview of the Wedgwood Christmas Installation at World of Wedgwood, along with exclusive access to the factory, a tea tasting with Bernadine Tay and afternoon tea. We even got to throw our own Wedgwood pots!

 

November 2016

Celebration of 35 Years of Fashion with Carolina Herrera. In November, we gathered for a private event at Carolina Herrera’s Fulham Road store to celebrate the fashion icon’s anniversary year with a fashion talk and timeless style edit.

September 2016

Meet the Founders: Women in Wellness, in association Telegraph Women and Space NK in September. We were very honoured to have three wellness innovators on our panel: Natasha Corrett, Founder of Honestly Healthy; Anita Kaushal, Co-Founder of Mauli Rituals and Stella Photi, Founder of Wellbeing Escapes.

A very inspirational evening with three female founders in the spheres of holistic skincare, healthy eating and wellness travel.

Photo credit: Jon Bradley

 

May 2016

Meet the Founders: Women in Fashion, Art and Fizz at Bowman Sculpture Gallery with Telegraph Women in May. An inspirational event highlighting the journeys of three women who are innovating and thriving in their respective spheres of fashion, art and wine. Goat Fashion Founder Jane Lewis shared the story of how she has created a luxury British clothing brand with universal appeal, while Amanda Thomson, Founder of Thomson & Scott Skinny Champagne, talked about how the launch of her no/low sugar added Skinny Champagne and Prosecco has disrupted the wine world. The event was set against an exclusive view of sculptor Emily Young’s exhibition of breathtaking pieces.

March 2016

Leadership Series Breakfast: Female Authenticity and Confidence in March. We teamed up with leadership training company Voice at The Table for a breakfast talk at private members club Morton’s to explore Female Authenticity and Confidence and How to Banish Imposter Syndrome.

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS 2015

January 2015

Harper’s Bazaar Entrepreneur Masterclass (in partnership with E2E), Café Royal Hotel

Panel discussion and “in conversation” with Laura Tenison, Founder of JoJo Maman Bebe along with Entrepreneur Surgery hosted by other successful entrepreneurs including Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards; Hugh Chappell, serial entrepreneur and investor; India Martin, founder of Only Fingers and Toes; and Sherry Roberts, founder of The Longest Stay.

 

May 2015

Food & Wine Pairing with Guardian Wine Critic Fiona Beckett and Thane Prince, recipe book author and the Eat judge on Big Allotment Challenge on BBC2.

You will have the opportunity to try delicious combinations of food and wine, and discover ideas which you can easily incorporate into your own entertaining. Fiona Beckett is an award-winning writer and blogger and one of the UK’s leading experts on food and drink matching. Thane Prince is a food writer for The Daily Telegraph and has cooked with some of the most highly regarded chefs in the world.

May 2015

Shoe Design Masterclass and Inspirational Talk by Upper Street Founder Julia Elliot Brown

 

June  2015

Women Innovators and Disruptors: How to be Revolutionary co-hosted by The Telegraph and The Women’s Chapter, in association with Harvey Nichols London and in aid of The GREAT Initiative

Julie Meyer MBE, founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital, along with Anita Barr, retail revolutionary and group buying director for Harvey Nichols, will join a panel of successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators (to be announced), for an ‘in conversation’ discussion sharing their experiences and advice as well as the challenges and triumphs associated with effecting innovation and change at work.

The conversation will be led by Telegraph Wonder Women deputy editor Claire Cohen and moderated by The Women’s Chapter founder Michelle de Klerk.

The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A and an opportunity to network with the speakers as well as further guest entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who will be available for one on one discussions and advice.

The venue, champagne and canapés have kindly been sponsored by Harvey Nichols.

Tickets: £34 per person. Profit from the event will go to The GREAT Initiative
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October 2015

Business Breakfast with Paola Diana, Founder of Nanny & Butler at Grace Belgravia

Business breakfast with entrepreneur Paola Diana, as she draws on her experience of sourcing the best domestic staff through London and abroad. Having experienced the nightmare of domestic staffing, Paola will talk about the inspiration behind Nanny & Butter, her bespoke consultancy specialising in childcare and household staff. Paola will share tips and advice on how to avoid the numerous pitfalls of household staffing and how to source the very best employees to create a happy and well cared for family home.

 

October 2015
Inspirational Women Afternoon Tea at Cliveden House with author Jessica Fellowes and in association with Rolls-Royce

Guests will rendezvous at The Draycott Hotel, near Sloane Square before being chauffeur driven to Cliveden House courtesy of Rolls-Royce. At Cliveden, we will be hosted for a champagne Afternoon Tea in the private Lady Astor suite and a talk by Jessica Fellowes, author of A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey. Jessica’s talk will reference the inspirational women linked to Downton Abbey and Cliveden through history. We will then have a brief private tour of the house before being whisked back to London.

 

October 2015
In Conversation with Amanda Wakeley, in association with UK Charity Smart Works

Exclusive cocktail event in conversation with British fashion icon Amanda Wakeley, in association with UK charity Smart Works. In celebration of her label’s 25th anniversary, Amanda Wakeley will speak to The Women’s Chapter founder Michelle de Klerk about the journey of 25 years in the business and what it takes to build a successful modern luxury lifestyle brand in today’s fast-paced fashion industry.

 

November 2015

Celebration of Bespoke Design with Gismondi and 12 Hay Hill

Guests were invited to have a first hand experience of the process behind a bespoke jewellery piece. The evening was introduced by Heather Kerzner of Kerzner Calliva and guests were welcomed by 12 Hay Hill CEO Simon Robinson. Laura Fumagalli of Gismondi then talked the guests through the process behind an individually designed piece. Gismondi sketcher Anna Balzarini, who flew in from Genoa for the evening, was there to draw and paint designs for the guests. The women were also treated to canapés by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin and champagne by Laurent-Perrier.

December 2015

Celebration of British design with Monica Vinader. Cocktail reception to celebrate the start of the festive season at Monica Vinader’s flagship store.

 

PAST EVENTS 2014

September 2014

London Fashion Week Private View with Roksanda at her Mount Street Store.

October 2014

Breakfast Club with Geeta Sidhu-Robb, Founder of Nosh Detox at Roksanda

November 2014

Private Dinner at M Restaurant with the Author of the Financial Times Guide to Leadership

Guests to attend a private dinner at M, an exciting new dining concept, situated on Threadneedle Walk, near Bank. Hosted by Founder of M, Martin Williams; head chef, Jarad McCarroll, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse; and other first class team members drawing from iconic London venues such as The Ivy Club and Cecconi, the evening will include welcome cocktails and dinner in the Private Dining Room of the Grill restaurant.

Marianne Abib-Pech, the author of the FT Guide to Leadership and Winner of the Women’s Business Initiative International Ambition Award 2014 to share her top leadership tips and insights. Marianne is a member of The Women’s Chapter.

 

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