Be You Talks Events - Our Story
Be You Talks was initially set up in 2013 to hold prestigious events to raise the profile of key issues affecting women and girls.
In 2013, we launched a consumer event Why Size Doesn’t Matter a fun night addressing ways to tackle low body confidence . The sold out event was covered in The Guardian and Observer and led us to later address the wider issue of gender representation in the media. The Body Confidence Event took place in London on 30 November 2016., this time gathering high profile politicians, business leaders and campaigners to address the lack of diverse imagery in advertising and in the media. Be You Talks events have been covered in the press by national newspapers, industry press and leading blogs.
The Body Confidence Event
The Commercial Case for Diversity in Advertising and Social Media
Diversity in Advertising - Ditching Stereotypes - Nurturing Social Networks
A unique event that demonstrated the commercial & social value of promoting positive body imagery & explored the power of social media to influence body confidence - We shared practical solutions to shape empowering messages
to boost confidence and self-esteem
The UK's visionaries gathered at one groundbreaking event
30+ speakers spanning business, media, academia & government alongside charities & body confidence campaigns
Includes Unilever (Dove & Lynx/Axe), N Brown, Google, Sport for England, Be Real Campaign, Minister for Women & Equalities
Attendees included marketing, advertising, creative execs from digital & traditional communities, public sector & campaigners
Event supported by
Be You Talks, formerly known as Be Real Talks, launched its inaugural sell-out consumer event at the London College of Fashion in 2013. An original line up of entertainers, comedians, stylists, artists and psychologists inspired the audience to feel empowered and make positive change in their lives. The event was a cross between a theatre experience, comedy club with a funky workshop element. A one off original night of fun and thought provoking talks.
Dr Linda Papadopoulous, Psychologist
Natasha Devon MBE and Ruth Rogers Co-Directors, The Body Gossip Campaign
Hollie McNish, Performance Poet
Deborah Frances-White, Comedian
Sarah Jane Szikora, Figurative Artist
Sophie and Audrey Boss, Authors of Beyond Chocolate
Maddie Sparkles, Life Coach and Entertainer
Carol Spenser, Stylist & Best Selling Author
The event was supported by Body Gossip, Bare Escentuals, Spabreaks.com, Beyond Chocolate, agency.com and Curvy Kate.
Our drinks and food sponsor, Leon
Our charity partner Beat.