Has girl power come of age?

At Aesop we believe in the life-changing power of stories. That’s why on Thursday 13th October we’re inviting four people changing the experiences of womankind for the better to share theirs…

Andrew Wallis

Andrew is the founder and CEO of Unseen, a multi-award winning organization working towards disrupting and challenging modern slavery. He is the Chairman of the Working Group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report: ‘It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to fight modern slavery,’ which is acknowledged as the catalyst for government action, particularly the UK’s Modern Slavery Act.

A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Centre for Social Justice he was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to the Eradication of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

Tania Boler

Tania is an internationally recognized women’s health expert and co-founder and CEO of Chiaro, an innovative technology brand specializing in wearable tech for women, by women. With a mission to develop bold and beautiful products that make a real difference to women’s lives, Chiaro launched their first product, the revolutionary pelvic floor exercise tracker Elvie, in the autumn of last year.

Tania has always been passionate about the under-researched and taboo areas of women’s health. With degrees from both Oxford and Stanford universities, she went on to complete a PhD in Sexual Reproductive Health and has published extensive research and several books on the subject.

Jennie Price

Jennie is the CEO of Sport England, the organization tasked with increasing the number of people doing sport and activity no matter what their background, ability or age. Under her leadership Sport England has done just that, the commissioning of the This Girl Can campaign helping to encourage an extra 1.6 million people to regularly participate in sport.

Prior to joining Sport England, Jennie was the founding Chief Executive of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) helping businesses and individuals reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. Jennie is a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management, Chair of the Lottery Forum and the Youth United Foundation.

Susannah Townsend

A fierce hockey midfielder known for her speed and power, Susannah made her international debut in 2008 and was part of the central squad in the lead up to the London Olympics. The Canterbury player missed out on selection but in 2014 was named Hockey Writers’ Club Women’s Player of the Year. Having passed the century mark in appearances for her country Susannah’s 2012 heartbreak was laid to rest this summer in Rio where she won gold with the women’s GB hockey team after an unforgettable penalty shoot out.

We’ll be chatting to Susannah about what it’s like being a sportswoman at the top of her game, the obstacles she’s had to overcome both on and off the pitch, and what being a woman on the global sporting stage means to her.

It’s not too late to register for free here. Looking forward to seeing you there!