WHAT SHE SAID

BRIEF:

Relaunch the London edition of global initiative panel discussion series What She Said. 

NARRATIVE: 

Female Narratives took on the challenge of hosting and producing the What She Said series. Between 2018-19 we hosted panel discussions centred around fashion, design, tech, media, film and philanthropy.

MARCH: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018

 

Our first event was a very special collaboration in support of the charity mothers2mothers and included: 

- Emma France, Global Development & Strategic Engagement Director, mothers2mothers

- Michelle Kennedy, CEO and co-founder, Peanut

- Stephanie Phair, Chief Strategy Officer, Farfetch

- Sarah Tomczak, Executive Editor, Red magazine

And was chaired by blogger and serial entrepreneur Freddie Harrel.

We explored motherhood and the importance and future of female connectivity across fashion, technology, media and philanthropy and how, united, we will #PressForProgress.

APRIL

BEYOND BEAUTY: Meet the models setting the New Agenda 

 

JADA SEZER 

Model and mental health campaigner, Jada has a Masters in Child Psychotherapy. She has modelled in campaigns for the likes of L'Oreal Paris and Women's Health to encourage women to turn self-doubt into self worth and to show diversity in the industry.

 

MAXIM MAGNUS 

Maxim is a 19-year-old transgender model and LGBTQ+ activist and advocate who ignited the hashtag #transisnotatrend after a Youtube video she published sharing her story. 

 

FOLA EVANS-AKINGBOLA 

Fola is a model and an actress with a passion for activism. Her work includes the new US TV show Siren (Freeform/Disney), Game of Thrones (HBO) and the new BBC film VS. being released this summer. 

 

JENNIFER KOCH 

With an MA in Mens Knitwear from The Royal College of Art and a highly praised final collection, Jennifer is re-spinning the 'granny' and 'housewife' stereotypes associated with knitwear. 

 

Chaired by TIJANA TAMBURIC

Having modelled for over a decade, Tijana co-founded the all-female creative agency Female Narratives as a way to tell more authentic stories for brands.   

FEMALES: 

Tijana, Franzi, Jada, Fola and Abadesi 

CLIENT: W Hotels   

PRODUCT: What She Said Event Series  

FORMAT: Bi-monthly Events 

 

DATE: 2018 - 2019

CATEGORY: Hospitality  

JUNE 

GIRL TECH: Women Shaping The Future For Women

From the future of Fem Tech, dating apps, coding, hiring with diversity in mind and using tech for philanthropy, we brought together the woman who are shaping all our futures:

AMANDA BONNIER - Brand Manager of Natural Cycles: the only certified contraceptive app

LOUISE ALEXANDRA TROEN - Global Brand Director for Bumble: women making the first move for dating, friendship and business

ANISAH OSMAN BRITTON - Founder of 23 Code Street: a coding school for all women which, for every paying student in the UK, teaches a woman in the slums of India

CLAIRE TAVERNIER: COO of Girl Effect: A non-profit using tech to empower girls to change their lives

MODERATED BY:

ABADESI OSUNSADE: Founder of Hustle Crew, a career advancement community for the underrepresented in tech, and the author of "Dream Big Hustle Hard: A Millennial Woman’s Guide to Success in Tech” 

MARCH: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019 

#BALANCE FOR BETTER: We heard from women who are paving a new way in traditionally quite male-dominated industries: music, economics news , film and tech. 


CASSANDRA GRACEY

President of Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative Group

HELIA EBRAHIMI
Channel 4 news anchor 

 

EMILY LEO
BAFTA-winning film producer 

 

SHARMADEAN REID, MBE
Founder of WAH Nails and Beauty Stack 

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