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Evening Celebrating Women with Dr Julie Smith, Pandora Sykes & Ruby Hammer

08 March 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm


Join sofa.com in our stunning flagship Chelsea showroom for an exciting evening discussing what it means to be a woman in 2023, how we can continue to live to our full potential and the positive impact we can have on the world and society with Dr Julie Smith, Pandora Sykes and Ruby Hammer.

Every year the world pauses to reflect on and celebrate International Women’s Day. From gaining the right to vote to having more freedoms than ever before, International Women’s Day is an occasion for both men and women to celebrate everything that we have achieved in our mission for equality and being our truest selves. It’s also a chance to look at what we want to continue to strive for in the future – for ourselves and others.

During the evening we will discuss:

  • What it means to be a woman in 2023
  • How we have propelled ourselves forward
  • Who have been the role models in our lives
  • How we can continue to live to our full potential
  • The importance of wellness and mental health
  • The positive impact we can have on the world and society

Finally, you’ll be able to ask your burning questions, enjoy delicious canapes, fabulous drinks and our new Spring Summer 2023 collection before leaving with a sought-after goodie bag worth over £150.

Meet the panel:

Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author and social media sensation. After running her own private practice for almost a decade, Dr Julie began sharing her digestible, informative videos on TikTok in 2019. Her often-viral videos cover a variety of mental health topics from anxiety and depression to confidence. Dr Julie has now amassed an audience of over 6 million and is the go-to online resource for mental health tips and tricks for millennials and Gen Z. Her debut book, “Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?” was the bestselling non-fiction book of 2022.

Pandora Sykes

Pandora Sykes is a journalist, author and broadcaster. A former editor at The Sunday Times Style magazine, she has written for an array of publications and is the author of the best-selling essay collection, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? and editor of the anthology, What Writers Read: 35 Writers On Their Favourite Book. The co-creator and co-host of the cult weekly podcast, The High Low, Pandora is also the creator and producer of Doing It Right, a podcast about modern life’s myths, anxieties and trends and Book Chat with Bobby and Pandora, which she co-hosts with Bobby Palmer.

Ruby Hammer

Ruby Hammer MBE’s stellar beauty career has made her one of the most recognisable and sought-after makeup artists in the world. Born in Jos, Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents, she moved to London in at the age of twelve, where she discovered the world of beauty. Ruby has had many career milestones including creating iconic looks on 80s supermodels and launching Ruby & Millie, the first British inclusive makeup artist range. Ruby has been pushing boundaries and redefining the beauty category for over 40 years and in 2007 Ruby received an MBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the cosmetics industry.