Harper's Bazaar Summit Returns for 2019

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

6 Nov 2019

Harper’s Bazaar has announced that the Bazaar At Work Summit will return this year.

Taking place at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, on 13 November, the Summit, held in partnership with the global wealth-management firm UBS, is a day-long conference that brings together female leaders for a day of talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.

Building on the success of the past two annual events, the Summit will offer the opportunity to hear from distinguished businesswomen, authors, entrepreneurs and campaigners.

The inspirational speakers include:

- Jade Jagger, formerly the creative director for Asprey and Garrard, now heading up her own exclusive jewellery brand.

- Arizona Muse, a model, mother and environmental advocate known for her focus on sustainability in fashion and farming.

- Carrie Gracie, a journalist, author and passionate champion of equal pay for women. In January 2018, Gracie publicly resigned from her role as the BBC China editor, triggering a parliamentary inquiry into pay discrimination at the organisation.

- Trinny Woodall, a television presenter and author who founded the game-changing make-up brand Trinny London in 2017.

- Elif Shafak, an award-winning British-Turkish novelist who has published 17 books, including 11 novels, the latest of which was longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize.

- Chrissie Rucker, who founded the White Company in 1994 and grew it from a small mail-order business into one of the UK’s fastest-growing multi-channel retailers.

- Jessamy Hibberd, a chartered clinical psychologist and author of The Impostor Cure.

- Jane Wurwand, the co-founder of the global skincare brand Dermalogica and a vocal advocate of women’s economic empowerment. Wurwand was appointed a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by Barack Obama in 2016.

- Isabel Spearman, an image and brand consultant who previously worked as the special advisor to Samantha Cameron, playing a key role in building her public profile internationally.

- Mozhdah Jamalzadah, an Afghanistan-born, Canada-based singer and television presenter whose groundbreaking programme The Mozhdah Show broached taboo subjects about life as an Afghan woman.

Lydia Slater, the acting editor of Harper’s Bazaar, said: ‘We are proud of this magazine’s long history of championing women’s rights, a heritage that we are committed to continuing today by giving a platform to inspirational female voices from all walks of life. The Bazaar At Work Summit gives our audience an opportunity to hear from, and connect with, visionary women who are leaders in their industry.’

Shona Baijal, the managing director at UBS Wealth Management UK, added: ‘Ensuring that financial wellbeing for women is part of the dialogue at the Summit is testimony to the importance that Bazaar At Work places upon the subject. We know that women are exerting an increasingly powerful influence by owning, earning and inheriting wealth but we are faced with a challenge to encourage more women to break traditional stereotypes, to take action and embrace financial participation. For this reason, we are delighted to be involved.’

The full line-up and schedule can be viewed here:

The Bazaar At Work Summit will be supported by premium brands including She’s Mercedes.