New Bond Street,

Since the day it was founded 150 years ago, Harper’s Bazaar has always championed the cause of the career woman. For the past four years, our Bazaar At Work initiative has aimed to inspire, empower and inform our readers with the most exciting developments in the world of work.

Now, following the sell-out success of Bazaar At Work’s event programme, the Bazaar Summit aims to bring together Britain’s most inspiring female leaders for a life-changing day of empowering talks, thought-provoking panel discussions and unmissable networking opportunities.


8.00 – 8.45 Registration and breakfast

8.45 – 9.00 Welcome speech from Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar

9.00 – 9.30 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in conversation with Justine Picardie

9.35 – 10.05 Building a Successful Brand

With Marcia Kilgore, beauty entrepreneur; Julietta Dexter, founder and CEO of The Communications Store; and Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First. Moderated by Samantha Cameron, founder of Cefinn.

10.05 – 10.25 Mid-morning break

10.30 – 11.00 Is the Future Female? Women in Technology

With Nina Bhatia, managing director of Centrica Connected Home; and Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet; Daljit Bamford, director, strategic programmes EMEA at Salesforce; and Debbie Wosskow, co-founder of AllBright. Moderated by Helena Lee, features editor of Harper’s Bazaar.

11.05 – 11.25 Negotiation Workshop

With Natalie Reynolds, CEO of AdvantageSPRING and author of ‘We Have A Deal’.

11.30 – 12.00 Tough Talking: the Importance of Developing Resilience

With Tor Garnett, Detective Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police; Gina MIller, business owner and campaigner for Parliamentary approval of Brexit; Emily Maitlis, journalist, documentary-maker and newsreader for the BBC; and Christina Lamb, author and foreign correspondent. Moderated by Lucy Beresford, writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist.

12.05 – 12.35 Health, Wealth and Happiness – Wellbeing at Work

With Kate Percival, founder of Grace Belgravia; Renée Elliott, founder of Planet Organic and Beluga Bean; and Anna Bartle, vice president of corporate communications at Estée Lauder Companies UK. Moderated by Katy Young, beauty director of Harper’s Bazaar.

12.35 – 13.45 Lunch


13.45 – 14.05 The Art of Leadership: Eve Poole, author of Leadersmithing

14.10 – 14.40 Fashion Focus

With Alison Loehnis, president, Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter; Tabitha Simmons, shoe designer; Megha Mittal, chair and managing director of Escada; and Susie Lau, fashion journalist and digital influencer. Moderated by Avril Mair, fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar.

14.40 – 15.15 Women at the Top

With Cilla Snowball, group chair and group chief executive of AMV BBDO; Eva-Lotta Sjostedt, CEO of Georg Jensen; and Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management and gender equality campaigner. Moderated by Kirsty Bashforth, founder and CEO of QuayFive.

15.15 – 15.30 Mid-afternoon break

15.30 – 15.50 Blazing a Trail: Stephanie Shirley, IT pioneer and philanthropist

15.50 – 16.10 Ruth Chapman, co-founder of Matches Fashion, in conversation with Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age

16.10 – 16.30 Women and Power: Mary Beard, professor of classics at Cambridge University, in conversation with Lydia Slater, deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar

16.30 – 17.00 150 years of Harper’s Bazaar: Justine Picardie, editor-in-chief

17.00 – 18.30 Bazaar At Work Summit drinks reception

With Frances Christie, senior director of Sotheby’s.

18.30 – 20.30 Sotheby’s ModBrit drinks reception

NB the schedule is subject to change

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