Power-up your career potential in one day at Marie Claire Future Shapers Live, book your place now

Want an empowering day of career and networking advice from game-changing bosses and influencers? Don't miss Marie Claire Future Shapers Live 2018, in partnership with Neutrogena...

Want an empowering day of career and networking advice from game-changing bosses and influencers? Don't miss Marie Claire Future Shapers Live 2018, in partnership with Neutrogena...

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.

Programme for the day

Registration and refreshments (9.30-10.00AM)

OPENING KEYNOTE: Playing to your strengths – what the workplace looks like now (10.00-11.00AM) Join Trish Halpin, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, and panelists including Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women For Women International, Chief Strategy Officer for Farfetch and chair of British Fashion Concil, Stephanie Phair 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 breaks & refreshments (11.00 - 11.30AM)

Morning Breakout Sessions (11.30 - 12.15PM)

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 including IT recruiter-turned-psychotherapist, Dr Jessamy Hibberd, marketer-turned-CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Cheryl Giovannoni. 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: What I wish I'd known Join the inspirational founders behind mega brands Micro Scooters and The Henna Bar, as well as founder of Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services, Rachael Flanagan on how to turn your dream into a money-making business.

SECRETS OF THE SIDE-HUSTLE 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 including director of people at Onfido Ruth Penfold, consultant at Accenture and founder and trustee of RISE, Sanju Pal, and psychotherapist and founder of Girl Tribe Gang, Catherine Asta Labbett

Lunchtime Inspiration Panel (12.25-1.10PM)

The power of positivity Aimee Bateman is an award-winning careers coach and founder of Careercake.com. Her YouTube videos have received over 12 million views, and she will be talking about authenticity and how to find your purpose in work. Prepare to be inspired.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1 (2.15 - 3PM)

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 (3.10-3.55PM)

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 announced shortly) and agent-to-the-influencers, Grace O’Leary, who will share tips on how to make the most of your social media platform.

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 (4.20-5PM)

Introduced by Editor-in-Chief, Trish Halpin in discussion with Alesha Dixon

From R&B star to television presenter and Britain’s Got Talent judge, the multi-talented Alesha Dixon talks to Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief, Trish Halpin, about her extraordinary 17-year career in show business and what she’s learned.

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

There will also be henna by Pavan Henna, make-up by Kiko and hairstyling by Headmasters, plus express manicures.


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

Plus, stay hydrated throughout the day with water supplied by Thirsty Planet. A water brand dedicated to bringing clean water to the most disadvantaged communities across sub Saharan Africa.


Alesha Dixon, singer, presenter and talent show judge

Dr Ellie Cannon, TV doctor, author, health columnist and NHS GP

Victoria Pendleton, Olympic champion

Aimee Bateman, career coach

Jo Tutchener-Shaper, founder of clothing brand Scamp & Dude

Ruth Penfold, Director of people at Onfido

Dawn Moore, HR director at Morgan Sindall

Dr Jessamy Hibbert, clinical psychologist, author & commentator

Pavan Ahluwalia, founder of Pavan Henna Bar

Olivia Wollenberg, founder of Livia's Kitchen

Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International (watch her TEDx Talk here)

Emma Gannon, author, broadcaster and podcast host

Coral Garlick, founder of Brand Me Collective

Hollie de Cruz, author and social entrepreneur

Cheryl Giovannoni, Chief Executive of the Girls' Day School Trust

Sanju Pal, management consultant at Accenture, founder of RISE, Teach First ambassador

Anna Gibson, co-founder of Micro Scooters UK

Stephanie Phair, Chief strategy officer of Farfetch and Chair of British Fashion Council

Rachael Flanagan, Founder of Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services

Sanju Pal, Consultant at Accenture and founder and trustee of RISE

Catherine Asta Labbett, Psychotherapist and Founder of Girl Tribe Gang

Anchal Seda, Make-up artist and YouTuber

Emma Hoareau, skincare influencer ,

Eimear Varian Barry, fashion and lifestyle influencer

Sebina Hussain, fashion and lifestyle influencer

Jasmine Hemsley, wellness and nutrition expert

Lu Li, founder of women’s business networking platform Blooming Founders,

Sam Smethers, CEO of The Fawcett Society

Purvi Farahi, Head of marketing, Northern Europe, Johnson & Johnson

Sara Tasker, blogger and Instagram consultant

Erica Davies, stylist, journalist and brand consultant

Christine Ohuruogu, Olympic athlete

Sarah Taylor, Director of cyber policy and national security capabilities, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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WHEN Saturday 9 June 2018

TIME 9.30am-6.30pm

WHERE Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN