I had the honour of attending the magazine Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit on Saturday. The summit took place over the course of two days with keynote speakers, talks and fun stalls. The focus was on entrepreneurship and mostly women.
Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit
I was kindly invited to the event by one of the sponsors, Very and was really excited to attend. I was given two tickets and took my blogger bestie with me.
The venue was perfect! Inside there was enough space for everything and everyone, so you didn’t feel squashed. Plus if you’ve ever been to an event hosted by Etc Venues you know the food is going to be pretty decent. The only downside is there didn’t seem to be a lot Vegan options.
There were two keynote speakers who were both incredible! In the morning we had Emma Willis and she was so genuine and very authentic. The afternoon keynote speaker was Tess Holliday who is a total badass and is a walking breathing example that you shouldn’t believe people’s narrow minded perceptions of you. If you’d like to see a snippet of her talk you can see it here Tess Holliday.
The talks took place in between the keynote speakers which you had to pre-book. The talk I attended was on Branding and USP. The panel line-up included Nic from Pixiwoo, James from Skinnydip and Niomi Smart a lifestyle and health blogger. They were all really good and I took away nuggets like, it’s very important to know your audience. It was really refreshing to hear some of their struggles because social media glosses over the grit and hard work.
The final talk had another great panel including one half of the duo behind Rixo London, Henrietta. Her passion and drive was so infectious that it inspired a lot of us in the room. The major takeaway from all the women was about being authentic.
I thought the day was excellent. The Cosmopolitan self made summit was pretty amazing and well organised. There were great speakers and panelists plus ample time to ask questions. It would have been good to have more companies with different types of stalls
I hope that next years summit is bigger and better.
Thanks again Very!
As always thank you for reading and commenting. Did you manage to catch the summit over the weekend? What did you think about it?
Until next time, be well!