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#SheInspiresMe Lunch 2017

SheInspiresMe Lunch 2017

#SheInspiresMe Lunch 2017

About the event

The #SheInspiresMe Lunch is an annual gathering celebrating the inspirational power of women, where we pay tribute to those who contribute to the empowerment of other women. Focusing on the successes and challenges facing women both in the UK and internationally, the Lunch is a unique opportunity to debate and consider the current global position of women.

We are delighted to announce that Clarissa Ward, the multi award-winning Senior International Correspondent for CNN, will be joining us at the #SheInspiresMe Lunch as our keynote speaker. During the Lunch, you will hear from Clarissa as she shares her stories about her undercover work in the Middle East.

Join us for a beautiful meal inspired by the dishes featured in our international best-selling and award winning Share Cookbook, which features many recipes from the women living in countries affected by conflict as well as celebrities and humanitarians working to make the world a better place.

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Clarissa Ward

Meet Our speaker

Clarissa Ward

For more than a decade, Clarissa Ward has reported from front lines across the world including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Georgia. She has distinguished herself with in-depth, high-risk reporting often focusing on the untold stories of what life is really like for those caught in the crossfire.

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Meet our host

MyAnna Buring

MyAnna has been an Ambassador for Women for Women International for several years. She has represented us at several events, including our She Inspires Art Gala in 2015. MyAnna is best known for her roles in The Descent, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2, Ripper Street, Downton Abbey and In The Dark.

With thanks to our sponsor

At the helm of VANLELES Diamonds is the founder Vania Leles; a modern day fine jeweller and devoted humanitarian. Her passion for precious metals and gems took her to the world-renowned Gemological Institute of America where she honed her skills alongside industry leaders and, following graduation held positions at a number of leading institutions.

Having witnessed first-hand the harsh illegal diamond trade in Africa, Vania remains personally involved in sourcing all diamonds and gemstones. Constantly travelling the world, Vania strives to source the most beautiful stones always from ethical and sustainable sources, collaborating with renowned artisans and delivering the most exceptional product and service.

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Explore past events

On Saturday 6th May Women for Women International set up shop at the home of London fashion, the Brewer Street Car Park, for a jam-packed afternoon of guilt-free retail therapy.

Women for Women International was privileged to host the exclusive UK Premiere of this extraordinary documentary, as part of a series of events in November 2016, focusing on sexual violence in conflict.

Celebrating the strength and confidence of women, Jo Manoukian and Women for Women International were proud to present #SheInspiresMe Dance, an exclusive evening of dance and empowerment.