Event: How to Change Lanes + Follow Your PassionBy Angelica Malin
Feeling stuck in a rut and want to change things up? It can be hard taking the plunge into something new, whether that’s your own company, a new career or going it alone. This special panel event is all about inspiring you to take the plunge in the business world, and follow your passions to something new.
Taking the Plunge: How to Change Lanes + Follow Your Passion at Work Life Hammersmith– Tuesday 13th February
This event will help you muster the courage to do something different and take control of your work life, with women who have done it themselves. Speakers include some incredible female entrepreneurs in the UK, including the Founders of FRAME, the Happy Tummy Co, Bethany Eaton of Nush and CoYo, Rosie Davies of the London Fashion Agency, Polly Gilbert of TAP London, Kathryn Tyler, Co-Founder of Digital Mums and Emily Forbes of Seenit. With the help of these great female entrepreneurs in the UK, we’ll be learning:
- What it takes to run your own company
- How to follow your passions to a new career
- How to change your career for the better
- How to take caluclated risks
- How to cover new ground and do something new.
- How to build and grow a team
- How to market and promote your company
About the Speakers
Caroline Lucey, Founder of Active in Style
Caroline started her career in journalism at The Financial Times and moved her way up to Editor of Fashion Monitor where she developed her news writing skills and experience in online media. A move to Australia brought a change in direction, and she qualified to be a PT alongside her role as PR & Communications Manager for global activewear label Lorna Jane. Returning to the UK in 2012, Caroline brought Lorna Jane with her and in January 2013 set up Activeinstyle.com as a platform to sell Lorna Jane exclusively into the UK market. From there she quickly added numerous other major brands and boutique labels to create a multi-brand online destination for fit fashion. A concept retail store on London’s King’s Road plus an own-brand label and dedicated men’s site The Active Man are more recent developments.
Pip Black, Co-Founder of FRAME
Pip founded Frame, with Co-Founder Joan Murphy in 2009 to find a “way to coax people into working out who weren’t interested in going to a gym.” Framenow has seven studios across London, a successful own-brand activewear range and has collaborated with some of the UK’s leading brands including Liberty London, Whistles & Mamas & Papas. In 2017, Framelaunched Mumhood, a new online platform for pre & post-natal exercise.
Karen O’Donoghue, Founder of The Happy Tummy Company
Karen is on a mission to educate the world about the importance of good gut health. 33% of the population suffer from IBS and females are twice as likely to suffer. Karen’s own experience in having IBS from being a child led her to spend 2 years developing her signature product, the Wholegrain Chia Teff Loaf which, developed in accordance with scientific data on gut health completely rid her of her IBS symptoms. A bold claim, but Karen has a proven track record for solving gut health issues, through the power of fermented and organic whole foods, which actually taste good.
Polly Gilbert, Founder of TAP London
Polly ditched her comfortable advertising job in January 2017 to set-up TAP London; a non-profit which employs people experiencing homelessness to sell limited edition artcards through contactless technology. TAP is a non-profit helping people facing homelessness back into work through contactless tech & creativity.The steady hand that steers the ship, Polly keeps the team on track with focus (and occasional force). An artsy English grad with a background in production, Pol tempers her creative flair with a meticulous eye for detail, and a very useful black book.
Bethany Eaton, Founder of Nush and CO YO
Bethany’s passion for health and nutrition began when she started to experience health issues following her six years working in the police force with her husband Paul. Her new interest in health and nutrition lead Bethany to become a qualified Nutritionist and she began working from her health practice in London. After working with clients in her practice that had various health concerns and specific dietary requirements, Bethany became passionate about providing a healthy, free from alternative to yoghurt, that was free from soya, dairy and refined sugars. Bethany launched CO YO in the UK as the UK’s first and only coconut milk yoghurt at that time, Bethany, Paul and the entire CO YO team have worked extremely hard for their coconut yoghurt range to become an established brand. Today the brand is stocked in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods, Selfridges as well as many independent health stores and is recognised by many famous foodies including Deliciously Ella and Nigella. As CO YO quickly became a recognisable brand in the UK, Bethany wanted to create a lighter product that people could enjoy daily for breakfast, as an everyday dessert or even as a snack on the go and ultimately prove that dairy free doesn’t have to be bland or boring, and so Nush was born. Nush is the UK’s first Almond Milk Yoghurt range (launched December 2016) and Organic Cashew Milk yoghurts (launched April 2017) free from dairy, soya, lactose or refined sugars and made in their own dairy free factories in Kent.
Rosie Davies, Founder of the London Fashion Agency
Rosie Davies is the Founder of LFA (Lifestyle & Fashion Agency) and PR Dispatch. She started LFA in 2013 to cut the cost of traditional PR retainers for product based businesses. The multi-award winning agency has gained thousands of pieces of coverage for the brands they have worked with. In 2017 she launched PR Dispatch: The first product PR subscription in the UK which helps brands to pitch their products to magazines for just £39 per month. Both businesses have been labeled to disruptive to the PR industry and in 2016 it was recognised as Rosie won GB Creative Entrepreneur of the year.
Emily Forbes, Founder of Seenit
Emily Forbes founded Seenit with the mission to unlock thepower of the world’s communities through video storytelling. Seenit today helps organisations around the world to direct, collect and create video with their own customers, employees and experts, and believes in putting the people who are most passionate at the forefront. Today they’re working with clients such as The BBC, BT Sport, Benefit and HSBC. Emily was also named in the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Kathryn Tyler, Co-Founder of Digital Mums
Kathryn Tyler is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of DigitalMums which uses pioneering training to help every mum achieve their perfect work life balance by upskilling them with in-demand digital and social media skills. Digital Mums is also the creator of the #WorkThatWorks Movement, which aims to create a societal shift in the way flexible working is viewed to enable more women to find rewarding work that syncs with family life. In recognition of Digital Mums’ contribution to reducing maternal discrimination and its positive impact on the digitalworld, Kathryn and her co-founder, Nikki Cochrane were recently named Red Women of the Year, Marie Claire Future Shapers and two of 40 women over 40 shaping the internet by the Telegraph’s Stella magazine.
Due to our small team, we cannot offer refunds.