PUK TALKS Inspiring Women

Date: Monday 4th March 2019

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2pm – 3pm
Opening Keynote
June Sarpong, MBE

3pm – 3.45pm
Women at The Top: Panel discussion 

Grace Ladoja, MBE (Skepta’s manager), Caitlin Ryan (Creative Director, Facebook) and Helen Calcraft (Founding Partner, Lucky Generals) will be discussing their journey to the top, the obstacles they have faced, what has inspired and daunted them and what we need to do to drive the industry forward to ensure there is balance in the workplace

3.45pm – 4pm
Networking Break

Gravitas Workshop with Caroline Goyder

The international voice and gravitas coach will equip attendees to inspire, influence and impact stakeholders, peers and talent. This workshop will change your life!

4.30pm – 5.30pm
In Conversation with Lauren Laverne and Caitlin Moran

Two of the country’s leading ladies engage in a thought-provoking chat about fourth-wave feminism, toxic masculinity, getting on in a patriarchal world, being an entrepreneur and the discipline of creative work.

Drinks and Networking 

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June Sarpong - Opening Keynote Speech

June Sarpong began her media career with radio station Kiss 100 and later became an MTV UK and Ireland presenter. She was one of the female faces of Channel 4’s daytime teen-aimed strand T4 for nine years. Over the past 15 years, June has appeared in a vast array of programmes from Extras to Celebrity Juice and more recently as a regular host on Loose Women.  She runs her own production company, Lipgloss Productions, and is the author of books “Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration” and “The Power of Women”.

Grace Ladoja MBE

A born-and-bred Londoner of Nigerian descent, Grace Ladoja’s career has evolved on her determination and visionary approach to creating frameworks outside of the mainstream with direct links to culture and community. She has always found innovative ways to bring together her network and create partnerships with a unique energy. In 2018 Grace is was awarded an MBE for her outstanding services to music from the Queen. Grace founded the creative agency METALLIC INC in 2017 and is the manager and advisor for acclaimed grime star Skepta and in 2018 founded the Homecoming movement.  Grace is a consultant and ambassador for the coveted Supreme brand label and as a filmmaker, Grace’s work spans the world of fashion, music, art, and street culture documentaries.

Helen Calcraft

Helen spent her first decade in advertising at AMV BBDO, and loved every minute. At 28 she became the agency’s youngest ever female board director and New Business Director. She went on to London Business School’s Executive MBA programme, where she graduated with distinction. Despite taking precisely none of the school’s great courses in entrepreneurship, she then co-founded ad agency MCBD in 1999. Ten wonderful years later, MCBD was a top 25 agency. Serving some great brands including Waitrose, Virgin, the Department of Health and Hovis.

After a stint at digital agency Dare, Helen opted for start-up life all over again, with partners Danny Brooke-Taylor and Andy Nairn. Lucky Generals, founded in 2013, is a creative company for people on a mission.  The Generals work on a range of missions for clients such as Amazon, AB InBev, Yorkshire Tea, and Co-op. And the partners are finding that the harder they work, the luckier they seem to get.

Helen is Chairman of the Lucky Generals/TBWA Group in the UK (but has so far been slow to learn “chairmanly duties” such as pipe smoking and golfing). She is a long-standing member of WACL and is currently helping to spearhead the timeTo movement – a cross-industry initiative to combat sexual harassment. She also sits on the fundraising and marketing committee at Cancer Research UK.

Caitlin Ryan

Heads up Facebook’s Creative Shop across the EMEA region. She runs a multi-award-winning and diverse group of creative directors, planners, producers and entrepreneurs who collaborate with the industry to build inspiring and provocative work across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus. Over the past several years, Caitlin has had the opportunity to work across the smallest and biggest, most dynamic and disruptive brands around the world; exploring the boundaries of great creative that builds meaningful connections between people and business.

Caroline Goyder

Caroline Goyder is a leading international voice coach and keynote speaker. She worked at Central School of Speech and Drama as a voice coach for over 10 years before launching her own company. Caroline has over 15 years’ experience providing voice and gravitas training to people of all ages, including celebrities, teachers, broadcasters and the corporate sector. Author of two books, Caroline is currently writing her third for publication by Penguin in October 2019. She is regularly sought after by the media as an expert in her field and her work has featured on television and in numerous national and international newspaper articles. Her TED Talk has had over 6 million views.


Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran wrote her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. She has worked for The Times since she was eighteen as an interviewer, TV critic and columnist including, in the most-read part of the paper, the satirical celebrity column ‘Celebrity Watch’. She has won the British Press Awards’ Columnist of The Year, Interviewer of the Year, and Critic of the Year. Her bestselling memoir, How to be a Woman, won the National Book Awards Book of the Year, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and is published in twenty-five languages. The film of her novel, How to Build a Girl, produced by Channel 4 and Monumental Pictures, will be released later this year. With her sister, she co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves. She has published two bestselling collections of her journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto. Caitlin Moran’s latest novel, How To Be Famous, was a number one bestseller on publication in 2018.

Caitlin isn’t her real name. She was named Catherine. But she saw ‘Caitlin’ in a Jilly Cooper novel when she was 13 and thought it looked exciting. That’s why she pronounces it incorrectly: ‘Catlin’. It causes trouble for everyone.

Photograph –  Suki Dhanda | The Observer

Lauren Laverne

Lauren Laverne is a multi-award-winning broadcaster with twenty years’ experience working in broadcasting and the music industry. She has hosted on every major British television network and on BBC Radios 1,2,3,4,5 Live and 6Music, where,  she now hosts the 6music Breakfast Show 07.30 – 10.30 Mon to Fri and where she has been instrumental in making the station the UK’s most listened-to digital station in recent years, with 2.4M listeners. Lauren is also currently thoroughly enjoying being the host for the prestigious BBCR4 Desert Island Discs.

Lauren began her career in music. As a teenager, a record deal for her band Kenickie brought her to London. Guest spots on shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks brought offers of television work on music shows (everything from the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage to CD:UK and MTV). She then discovered her passion for radio via a highly acclaimed stint as a DJ for leading London radio station XFM. This was followed by a move to BBC 6Music, where she now hosts a daily show with over 1 million listeners. She also presents on BBC Radio 4, both as a documentary maker and as part of the team on the iconic Woman’s Hour (she is also the host of the monthly Late Night Woman’s Hour special intended to introduced the programme to a new, millennial audience).

Laverne’s successful and varied career includes a specialism in presenting live – on radio, at events. She has hosted The Mercury Prize, The Turner Prize and The British Fashion Awards numerous times. On television she has presented a diverse range of arts and culture shows from BBC 2’s Glastonbury coverage (which Laverne has presented since 2002) to BBC 1’s Film 2017. She hosted Channel 4 music show Transmission, BBC 2’s The Culture Show and Channel 4’s satirical news programme 10 o’Clock Live for several seasons. She is a regular host of world premieres in London’s Leicester Square, working at the London Film Festival for over half a decade.

In 2010 Lauren published her first book: Candy Pop: Candy and the Broken Biscuits. She has also written regular columns for The Observer, Red and Grazia magazines.

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