#SHEinspiresme Brunch

Women for Women International hosted their annual #SheInspiresMe Lunch in partnership with Swarovski at the Bluebird, Chelsea, with Key Note Speaker Christina Lamb OBE, leading British foreign correspondent and bestselling author. In front of a captive audience, the ‘Farewell Kabul’ author sat in conversation with Tiffanie Darke, founder and director of Method, News UK’s new creative agency. As always, hats off to Executive Director of Women for Women International, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, for bringing together a room full of intent, power and change-makers.

As the hashtag might suggest, the lunch celebrated the inspirational power of women and I was deeply honoured and inspired to be in such phenomenal company. My table alone was home to my friend Shingai Shoniwa, Sara Simmonds and Women for Women International’s Nicola Casey (Philanthropic Engagement Manager). As many of you now know, Women for Women International is my charity of choice for this year and I look forward to more fundraising work for them this year (you can read about my last go at it here). I started the year with a personal resolution to focus more of my time and energy of charitable endeavours and work that was not simply self-serving. Why? Well, simply put, because it makes me feel so much better as a person. It was refreshing to see so many women, from all walks, with a similar mindset. Take a look at some of the beautiful pictures from the event above courtesy of Cristina Rossi. I could not suggest finding out a little more about this charity, or beyond that any charity, more strongly, especially if you feel like your life could benefit from something soul-rewarding.

Christina Lamb OBE, didn’t just tug my heartstrings, no, she pulled them with full force as she spoke about the plight of women across the world, but in particular Afghan women. After signing copies of her book, ‘Farewell Kabul’, Lamb’s plea, infused with somewhat magical story-telling abilities, was for all the women present at the brunch to not forget their Afghan sisters and it did not fall on deaf ears. Guests included Women for Women International Ambassadors and VIP supporters such as Juliet Aubrey, Arizona Muse and Savannah Miller, and a delicious lunch was followed by a drinks reception sponsored by NetJets. LK Bennett generously provided gift bags for guests. Find out more about the brunch (and charity) here.

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