The future of work: what next for office life?

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  • Ann Francke, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Tabitha Goldstaub, tech entrepreneur and AI advocate
  • Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, CEO and TED expert
  • Rebecca Seal, author and television presenter

Moderated by Caroline Whaley, the co-founder of Shine for Women.


  • GENERAL ADMISSION (£15) includes access to the live stream. Available internationally.
  • VIP TICKETS (£40) includes access to the live stream, plus the delivery of a Harper's Bazaar gift bag directly to your door. Available UK-only.

Please note that this event will be available on-demand for all ticket holders. To check out the full line-up at Bazaar At Work Week, click HERE.


VIP ticket holders will receive 1x gift bag including a notebook, kindly gifted by Aspinal of London, a luxury beauty product and the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Orders must be placed before 09.11.2020 6pm to ensure arrival of gift bag before the event. Orders placed after might result in a slight delay in the delivery.

When ordering, please make sure to fill in your preferred delivery address along with a contact number.


If you're based in the UK, you can also purchase the ALL ACCESS - VIP (£75) ticket, which includes 1x gift bag delivered to your door in addition to access to all four sessions.

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Ann Francke is the chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute. She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. This year, she was awarded an OBE for services to workplace equality. Francke is the author of the 2019 book Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, as well as of the Financial Times Guide to Management. She was named one of the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE Cranfield report, won the MemCom award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body in 2016, and holds several board positions and five honorary doctorates for her work in management and leadership.


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Tabitha Goldstaub is the co-founder of CogX, a network for thought leaders to host live video sessions and build meaningful relationships in the world of work. She is also the chair of the AI Council for the UK government’s Office for AI, which aims to champion a rapid and responsible adoption of artificial intelligence. Earlier this year, she published her book How to Talk to Robots, a girl’s guide to a society dominated by AI.


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Dr Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years, before moving to the US, where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, the Learning Company and Standard & Poors. She was the chief executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, and was named one of the top 100 media executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Heffernan is the author of six books – including this year’s Uncharted: How to Map the Future, which was nominated for the Financial Times Best Business Book award – and her TED talks have been seen by over 12 million people. She is a professor of practice at the University of Bath, the lead faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co, mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations. She chairs the boards of DACS and FilmBath, and is a trustee of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.


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A food, drink and lifestyle writer, and occasional TV presenter, Rebecca Seal writes for national newspapers and magazines, and has authored nine books. Her latest, Solo – How to Work Alone (And Not Lose Your Mind), draws on her decade-long experience of self-employment to help other freelancers and home-workers navigate the trickier aspects of solo working.

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How can I access the live stream?

On the day of the event, we will send you an email with instructions on how to access the live stream via your desktop, tablet or mobile.

What do I need to access the live stream?

Similarly to a YouTube video, all you will need is a device that supports JavaScript, which most technical devices do as a standard. We recommend watching on a computer or laptop for the best experience, but the stream will also work on mobile and tablet.

Can I watch on my mobile / laptop?

Yes, all streams will be available to watch on any device. However, we recommend watching on a computer/laptop for the best experience.

Will I be able to watch on-demand?

Yes, as a ticket holder, you will be able to watch your selected session on-demand, shortly after the original live event has happened.

Can I share the live stream with a friend?

No, the link to the event is unique to you so your friend will need to purchase a ticket to gain access.

Where will my gift bag get delivered to?

As part of the registration process, we will ask you to fill in a delivery address. The delivery will need to be signed for on arrival, so please ensure to fill in your preferred delivery address.

When will I receive my gift bag?

We anticipate sending out all gift bags to attendees approx. seven days before the live event. Please expect your gift bag to arrive approx. three to five days before the virtual event.

My gift bag hasn’t arrived, what now?

If your gift bag hasn’t arrived three days ahead of the event, you can get in touch with us at and we will look into it.

Will I be able to track my gift bag?

No, you won’t be able to track the delivery of your gift bag.

Will someone need to sign for my gift bag?

Yes, for security purposes, the courier will require a signature upon delivery to your home.

I need to change my delivery address, how can I let you know?

Please get in touch with and we will look into it. Please note, that it might affect the timely arrival of your gift bag.

Do I need a webcam to access the stream?

No, you won’t need a webcam to access the stream.

I don't live in the UK, can I buy a ticket?

Yes, if you’re tuning in from overseas, you can purchase a General Admission ticket (£15) to access the live stream. Unfortunately, due to delivery restrictions, VIP tickets are only available to residents in the UK.

What is the refund policy?

Please note, that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

I can’t find the answer to my question, how I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email and we will be able to help.


Please note we reserve the right to refuse tickets and/or entry to our events at our sole discretion. In such circumstances, your ticket cost will be refunded to you.