The secret to success: Find out how the best have succeeded in our ‘How I Did It Series’ at Future Shapers Live

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  • Calling all career-focused women, of any age and from any industry, learn how the best have made it to the top at our bespoke career conference...

    Ever wondered how the top CEOs got to where they are now, or how key influencers launch and grow their brand?

    Maybe you’re looking to switch careers but aren’t sure where to start. Or perhaps you have a brilliant idea for a business and need practical, take-home advice on how to secure investment, scale your growth, or build a pro portfolio career?

    Whatever your dilemma, our handpicked roster of leading business-leaders and creative minds at Future Shapers Live are perfectly placed to arm you with your ultimate workplace arsenal. Join us for a full day of inspiration, Q&A and panel discussions to learn how you can make it to the top.

    Here’s just a few of the line-up on the day who will be speaking in the series…

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    Pavan Ahluwalia, Founder of the Pavan Henna Bar

    Pavan the world’s fastest Henna Artist and founder of the Pavan Henna Bar, was born in East London to two hugely inspirational parents. In 2012, Pavan claimed the Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest Henna Artist with this global achievement seeing Pavan’s client list grow to include celebrities such as Ellie Goulding, Perrie Edwards and Alesha Dixon. In 2013 the demand for Pavan’s work was ever increasing and after recognising there wasn’t a flagship destination currently available, Pavan opened her first Henna Bar in Topshop taking the high street by storm. The new location was met with huge success, leading Pavan to open Henna Bars in Selfridges London & Birmingham, Harvey Nichols and Shoreditch salon Barber & Parlour.

    How to start a side hustle and keep your day job


    Ruth Penfold, Head of Talent at Shazam and Yoga Instructor

    Ruth has worked in the recruitment sector for around 18 years, and has spent the past four years in-house leading the quest for hiring incredible talent for Shazam globally. Powered by plants, water and positivity, Ruth believes that brilliant people are the lifeblood of any successful business and enjoys creating the right space for people to grow into the best versions of themselves. She does this both in and outside the workplace, by teaching yoga in her spare time. The work that she does in both areas are mutually enriching, and she thrives on the difference and balance both bring to each other.

    How to harness your individuality

    Emma Gannon, Author, broadcaster and podcast host

    At the forefront of business, technology and career development with wide-ranging experience and expertise, Emma Gannon launched her own podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE in 2016 – amassing 1.5 million downloads to date, with listeners in over 100 countries. Interviewing guests from around the world, from Greta Gerwig to Lauren Laverne and Lily Cole to Anne Boden, Emma has won numerous critical acclaims including Editor’s Choice’ on iTunes multiple times.
    Emma has led training workshops with prestigious charities such as Princes Trust and the Queen’s Young Leaders and given a TEDx Talk on Online Identity and taken part in Digital Sessions at the BBC Academy as well as being an expert voice on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on subjects such as ‘How To Start a Side Hustle’ and ‘How to Achieve Work/Life Balance’. She was selected in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 list in the media and marketing category.
    Emma’s first book was a ‘Millennial memoir’ called CTRL ALT DELETE: How I Grew Up Online and was published in July 2016 and has a new book THE MULTI-HYPHEN METHOD due for release this May.

    To read more about Future Shapers Live visit or to book CLICK HERE.

    WHEN Saturday 9 June 2018

     TIME 9.30am-6.30pm

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

    TICKETS 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.


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