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#FaceForward: Inspiring women and the women who inspire them.

This Thursday in London, four women – Channel 4’s Cathy Newman; internationally acclaimed war photographer Lynsey Addario; former international cricketer Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent; and blogger, journalist and author Sasha Wilkins – will come together for #FaceForward, an event from The Pool and Clinique that aims to enlighten, inspire – and pay it forward.

Hosted by The Pool’s Lauren Laverne, #FaceForward will focus on how women across the generations can collaborate and help each other, and each of the brilliantly accomplished speakers will talk about the women who were key to their own careers before sitting down for a chat with a young woman who is keen to follow in their footsteps.

The discussions will be candid, smart and seriously inspirational as these four remarkable women share their career advice, their experiences and achievements.

Lynsey Addario:
The award-winning photographer Lynsey Addario has covered conflicts in Sudan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq and the Congo, focusing on human rights and women’s right especially. She has worked for The New York Times, Time and National Geographic and recently published an autobiography, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.

Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent:
Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent is a retired English cricketer and was a member of the England team that won the 9th ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Australia in March 2009. She was the first black woman to play for the England team.

Cathy Newman:
A print and broadcast journalist with 20 years’ experience, in 2011 Cathy Newman became the first woman to co-present Channel 4 News.

Sasha Wilkins:
Journalist and author Sasha Wilkins recognised the importance of the internet early on, founding the multi-award winning lifestyle blog She continues to blog and has gone on to write a cookbook, Friends, Food, Family: Recipes & Secrets from LibertyLondonGirl.

The #FaceForward event takes place in London on Thursday, July 16. Tickets cost £25 and include drinks and canapés and a goody bag worth almost £70. If you would like to take a young woman to pay it forward to, make the most of our “future self” rate of £37.50 for two tickets.

Ticket and more info on The Pool website here

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