Who attended the Marie Claire 2017 Future Shapers awards?

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  • From CEOs and news readers to Game of Thrones actresses and activists, here's who was in attendance...

    September saw our annual Marie Claire Future Shapers awards, where in partnership with Neutrogena we celebrated eleven game-changing women who are shaping the future for us all.

    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.

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    Trish Halpin, Charlie Craggs and Gemma Cairney

    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

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    Trish Halpin and Amy Cole awarding Tabitha Goldstaub

    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’.

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    Amber le Bon DJing at the Future Shapers awards

    ‘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…

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