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My friend posted about the Marie Clare event on twitter, So I decided to go along too, as it was being held at Bafta, Picaddily, somewhere I thought would be an amazing place to visit. The headquarters of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly offers a kaleidoscope of creative opportunities and events within a beautiful, Grade II listed building in the heart of St James’s.
BAFTA is a charity with a year-round programme of events that are open to the public.
First things first, the location was spot on. So much history in this building. When would you ever be here again.
Marie Claire’s first ever Work Live conference started with a debate on technology – ‘are we addicted to our emails and never able to really switch off, or is technology aiding us in our careers, enabling us to work anytime, anywhere? ‘
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman,co-founder Chloe Macintosh, Lady Geek’s Lucie Sarif and Decoded’s Kathryn Parsons formed the debate, chaired by Marie Claire’s Editor Trish Halpin.
This was such an interesting debate and has even convinved me to learn more about coding.
The next one was ‘A Writers Life’ – this was the worst one. I got nothing from this. And was disappointed I had picked this one. We were at the back and hearing was a problem, and I didn’t feel the content matched with the brief.
I then went to the last two ‘Clear head coaching – are you in danger of burnout’ which was fascinating and then ‘CV’s in a social world. I did enjoyed them both.
Before the last event with Miriam González Durántez who has an inspirational campaign to encourage all women to support and inspire each other in the workplace. She was the perfect close to a great day.