From CEOs and news readers to Game of Thrones actresses and activists, here's who was in attendance...
Marie Claire’s annual event, which honours women doing brilliant, agenda-pushing work in a range of fields (tech, politics, fashion, activism) took place this year at One Marylebone, inspiring everyone in attendance.
After an empowering awards ceremony where each Future Shaper was awarded by Marie Claire editor Trish Halpin and managing director Justine Southall, a selection of VIP presenters from TV presenter Angela Scanlon to Labour MP Jess Phillips took to the stage to honour each winner.
Future Shapers 2017 award winners
Holli Rogers – CEO of Browns fashion boutique
Anne Marie Imafidon MBE – Founder and CEO of Stemettes
Vick Hope – Host of London’s No1 breakfast radio show on Capital FM
Cara Sanquest and Hannah Little – Co-Founders of London-based Abortion Rights Campaign Group
Zarlasht Halaimzai – Co-Founder of the Refugee Trauma Initiative
Tabitha Goldstaub – Co-Founder of CognitionX
Charlie Craggs – Founder of Nail Transphobia
Jessi Baker – Founder and CEO of Provenance.org
Fatima Zaman – Advocate for Countering Violent Extremism
Georgia Gould – Leader of Camden Council
Next came the after party, with influencers from Tess Ward and Melissa Hemsley to Oliver Proudlock and Gemma Cairney heading upstairs to party on into the night.
Amber Le Bon and Zoe Hardman each played a set on the decks, while the bar served Cointreau cucumber and basil cocktails and guests nibbled on mini beef wellingtons and Indian spiced swordfish as they exchanged career advice and hopes for women in the future.
‘I would like to see equal pay,’ explained TV presenter Angela Scanlon. ‘It has been quite topical at the moment in my industry, but it is something that needs to be addressed across all industries.’ While Cara Sanquest and Hannah Little, Co-Founders of London-based abortion rights campaign stressed that ‘In the 21st century, it’s really important that women have control of their own bodies’.
‘I’d love to see more representation of women,’ Counter-extremist activist and Future shapers winner Fatema Zaman explained. ‘And not just women in general – more coloured women, more brown women, more young women, in all fields – not just in politics – not just in fashion, but in poetry, in activism, in drama, in art – I’d really love to see women just take over the world.’
Here are the inspirational women and men who attended the evening…
Future Shapers presenter –
Model Amber Le Bon
Future Shapers presenter – TV presenter Angela Scanlon
TV presenter and Future Shapers DJ Zoe Hardman
Future Shapers winner Anne Marie Imafidon MBE – Founder and CEO of Stemettes
Future Shapers winner and co-founder of the London-based Abortion Rights Campaign – Cara Sanquest
Future Shapers winner and co-founder of the London-based Abortion Rights Campaign – Hannah Little.
Future Shapers winner and founder of Nail Transphobia – Charlie Craggs
Future Shapers winner and advocate for Countering Violent Extremism – Fatima Zaman
Future Shapers winner and CEO of Browns fashion boutique Holli Rogers
Future Shapers winner and councillor for Kentish Town, Georgina Gould
Future Shapers winner and co-founder of CognitionX Tabitha Goldstaub
Future Shapers presenter and radio presenter Gemma Cairney
Influencer and author Giovanna Fletcher
Future Shapers presenter and MP for Yarley, Jess Phillips
Future Shapers guest and Game of Thrones actress Laura Pradelska
Radio DJ and TV presenter Lilah Parsons
Food writer and influencer Melissa Hemsley
TV presenter Pips Taylor
Model Sarah Ann Macklin
Author and food blogger Tess Ward
Future Shapers presenter and TV presenter Sarah Jane Crawford
Reality star and founder of Serge DeNimes Oliver Proudlock and model Emma Louise Connolly
Singer Tallia Storm
DJ and Future Shapers presenter Roman Kemp