JOIN US AT THE SELF MADE
SUMMIT Want to change your life? Spend a weekend with us (and some A* business brains)
Come to the event that will change your life! If you spend Friday nights ranting about your boss, Sunday afternoon full of Monday-dread and your working hours daydreaming of a new career, we’ve got the antidote: a weekend with the world’s brightest self-starters at the Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit.
Whether you have a genius start-up idea and need to work out exactly how to get it off the ground, or are in the right industry but want to progress, there’s a session for you. We’ve got Emma Willis as one of our keynote speakers, as well as Katie Piper, Alice Liveing, Hugo Taylor and Deliciously Ella, all ready and willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom. Here are some highlights taking place across the weekend, with many more to be announced – keep an eye out for the very latest at Selfmadesummit.co.uk.
Grow your following
Want to use social media to build your business empire, whatever field you’re in? Well, let our roster of brilliant entrepreneurs (and one Instagram insider!) tell you how. Panelists include Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Hugo Taylor (Taylor Morris Eyewear), Alice Liveing (fitness guru, author and blogger) and Hannah Chaston (Head of UK Community at Instagram).
Start a brand on the side
In this day and age, it’s all about the side-hustle. But how do you start a business while you’re trying to hold down a full-time job? Emily Bendell, who founded her lingerie brand, Bluebella, at just 24 years old, and Hollie Grant, Pilates instructor and founder of exercise and wellbeing programme ‘The Model Method,’ will guide you through working the 5 to 9. What a way to make two livings.
Finance your business
Money too tight to mention? Find out from this shrewd trio how to build a business anyway. Lana Elie, CEO and founder of Floom, Pippa Murray, founder of Pip & Nut, and Dan Hughes, ‘The Negotiating Guru’ (he’s even trained some of the government officials dealing with Brexit), will teach you how to take your idea from fledgling to funded.
Learn to work the room
It is, and always has been, who you know. But walking into an event and not knowing anyone can be hard. Take this speed-networking masterclass, then test your new skills out later over cocktails. Tables will be hosted by Liz Nicholl CBE, Chief Executive
of UK Sport and one of the most powerful women in her field, who networks and negotiates on a global scale; Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers and the 16th richest woman in Great Britain; and Pip Jamieson, CEO and founder of creative community The Dots.
Earning the big bucks while travelling the world is the ultimate dream, right? Well, for these globetrotters it’s a reality – and they can help make it one for you, too. Radha Vyas saw a gap in the market and co-founded The Flash Pack, a group adventure travel company for young professionals that is the antithesis to ‘Club 18 to 30.’ She’s joined by Scarlette Douglas, presenter of A Place In The Sun, whose career gives her permission to nose around amazing houses in the world’s hottest locations. Learn how to make your passion pay right here!
Master your pitch
A good self-pitch is the key to impressing potential employers and investors, but bigging yourself up is super-hard, especially when you’re nervous. Enter Imogen Butler-Cole, an expert tutor from RADA In Business, who knows how to leave a lasting impression. Escape that evil inner critic in her ‘How to pitch yourself ’ class, where she’ll show you how exercising your body, breath and voice can improve your communication skills. You won’t recognise yourself!