Self Love with Fashion Plugin + Yemzi Girl
2:00 PM14:00

Self Love with Fashion Plugin + Yemzi Girl


FPYGT is a collaboration between Fashion Plugin and Yemzi fashion brand. FPYGT started as a vision between the two platforms to bring ambitious women of colour together. Their monthly sessions, aimed at small business owners and freelancers, will focus on how attendees can increase the success of their endeavors and wellbeing.

Our co-founder Roshni Goyate will be joining fellow panellists Jasmin Sehra and Shakaila Forbes-Bell for an interactive discussion and network event to discuss self love.

Tickets available here:

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UAL: Creative Enterprise Week (with Creative Entrepreneurs)
2:00 PM14:00

UAL: Creative Enterprise Week (with Creative Entrepreneurs)

From Coursework to Cash Flow – from Graduate to Entrepreneur

Starting a business straight out of university can be a daunting, intimidating prospect. Many young entrepreneurs may try their hand at freelancing, or work for a company before building the skills and confidence to 'go it alone'.

As part of Creative Enterprise Week at UAL, we will be joining one other creative businesses to share our journey from graduation to starting The Other Box, including all the twists and turns, detours and distractions along the way. This will be followed by a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.

This private event will be delivered by a panel from Creative Entrepreneurs.

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6:00 PM18:00


We've all heard of the term "side hustle", but what does it really mean and how do those who have side hustles find the time?

So many people these days are fixated on becoming entrepreneurs, getting caught up in making passion projects a fully-fledged business. But what happens when your "side hustle" isn't for profit? How do people devote their free time to something other than their day job and not burn out?

In this panel, we gather people whose side hustles are thriving, but it's not about the money. We will delve into how they sustain this lifestyle along with their full time gigs, what tips they have, and how you too can make your passions a reality.

Tickets available here.

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26 x Wonderbly x The Other Box
7:00 PM19:00

26 x Wonderbly x The Other Box

We are teaming up with 26 and Wonderbly to put on an evening of inspiring talks, delivered by people from minority backgrounds. These are people who once felt invisible, even actively silenced by the mainstream, but who have used their experience and creativity to change the narrative. They’ve written themselves into the story so that all of us can feel inspired and empowered to tell our own stories.

The event itself is free, and Wonderbly is kindly providing pizza and nibbles!

So come along, take a seat, grab some pizza, and learn more about how we can improve diversity in copywriting and beyond.

About Wonderbly
Wonderbly is a marvellously unusual, award winning publishing startup that plays in the intersection of storytelling and technology. They're on a mission to inspire boundless self-belief in children through clever and sophisticated personalisation.

To date, they have made over 2.7 million children in more than 200 countries gasp and giggle.

About the speakers

Shahnaz Ahmed, Senior Designer at Livity and Director at Knit Aid
Shahnaz Ahmed is Senior Designer at Livity, an award-winning youth-led creative network in London, which helps brands like PlayStation, Dyson, Netflix and Google, earn a place in youth culture. She juggles this with being a mum and a director at Knit Aid, a global social movement she founded to help refugees and brings communities together through knitting. Shahnaz is also a regular speaker at industry events and has won several awards including Creative Equal's ‘Women to Watch’ and Campaign's Future Leader’s award. And she was one of 15 women chosen globally for the Cannes Lions See It Be It programme this year.

Nafisa Bakkar, Co-Founder at
Nafisa Bakkar is one of the co-founders of Amaliah is dedicated to representing Muslim women. With a team of over 100 contributors across fashion and culture, Amaliah creates content for and by Muslim women that aims to shape thought and amplify the voices of muslim women. This year they were named by Forbes as one to watch.

Selma Nicholls, Founder of Looks Like Me
Selma Nicholls founded Looks Like Me, a kids’ talent and casting agency, after her then three-year-old daughter Riley-Ann questioned her own identity (on two occasions) due to the limited visibility of children that looked like her on bill boards, theatre shows, the big screen, magazines, and advertising. Selma’s also one of the co-founders of the SoWhiteProject, an ongoing campaign to end visual bias on the internet and normalise diverse imagery through real photography.

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BIMA Breakfast Briefing: Enough Talk, It's Time For Diversity Action
8:30 AM08:30

BIMA Breakfast Briefing: Enough Talk, It's Time For Diversity Action

Tired of everyone talking about Diversity & Inclusion and yet nothing seems to be changing?

In a session curated by the BIMA Diversity Group, join The Other Box and a panel of awesome speakers for our Diversity & Inclusion breakfast where Diversity leaders who have successfully delivered change will be sharing their strategies for success. You'll leave the event knowing the five things you should do now as well as know how to build and deliver your own Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

Event speakers

Roshni Goyate - Co-Founder of The Other Box

Nancy Rowe - Digital Strategy and Insight Lead at SapientRazorfish

Roxanne Hobbs, Founder of The Hobbs Consultancy

Serhat Ekinci, Director, OMG Ethnic at Omnicom Media Group

Suzy Levy, Managing Director, The Red Plate

Trevor Johnson, Director, Global Agency Partnerships

For more information and to get your ticket, see:

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STROBE: Changing The Narrative
12:00 PM12:00

STROBE: Changing The Narrative

We've teamed up with Stripes, This Ability, People of Creativity and All Here to create an event for the next generation of creatives and future leaders in the field. If you're between the age of 18-24 from a BAME background and interested in how the creative and advertising industry works then this is an event not to be missed. We have a panel of industry experts who will share with you their story and how they have managed to create a successful career in the creative sphere. We will also have a host of industry professionals on hand to give you personal career advice, CV review and much, much more! And here's the kicker it's completely FREE! 

‘Changing The Narrative’ is aimed at young people, undergraduates and recent graduates from a wide variety of studies/backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a career in the creative industry.

Interactive, engaging, and informal, the event demonstrates how to access the creative industries and the value of a career in creative industry for young BAME talent.

The event is broken down into 3 interactive sessions:

Panel Discussion
Our panel will consist of young BAME creative professionals who will introduce themselves, what they do and how they got there. Students can then kick off a Q&A with the panel.

Insights Session
Attendees will be broken out into smaller groups of 8-10 people; each group will be led by a senior creative professional. This will provide detailed insight into core roles within the creative industry. Student groups will circulate around the room in a “speed dating” style rotation to be exposed to lots of different roles and options.

Career Clinic
An opportunity for attendees to have their CV/Portfolio reviewed by an industry professional or simply expand their network within the creative industry.

The professionals on hand will represent various backgrounds such as: Film & Photography, Social Media, Visual (Graphic) Design, Client Services, PR, UI & UX Design, Strategy, Project Management, Creative Technology, Marketing Data and Analytics, Journalism and Copywriting, Art Direction

‘Changing The Narrative’ event provides the perfect opportunity to gain access to professionals who will supply them with the answers to all of their related enquiries.

Attendees will be able to get expert advice, insights and coaching from creative professionals to make their dreams a reality.


This event is brought to you by STROBE: a series of events focusing on celebrating creators, innovators and inventors from BAME community.

‘Changing The Narrative’ not only recognises BAME contribution, but reaches out to young people about to start their careers.

For more information on STROBE, click here.

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6:30 PM18:30


About this event

Our increasingly digital world has made it difficult for us to establish a divide between work and life. With more flexible and remote work opportunities, it's difficult to resist responding to emails at all hours of the day. Needless to say, the lines are blurry.

This discussion will explore work-life balance and the ways our inspiring panelists have adapted to this new paradigm shift. They'll share experiences of how they've managed their own work-life balance, break down the challenges they've faced, and offer tips on how to tackle yours.

The Other Box will be joining this stellar line-up to talk about our experiences in work-life balance - sign-up below and come say hello!

Other Speakers

James Routledge
Founder, Sanctus

Malin Persson
Global Development Manager, Glug HQ

Simon Alexander Ong
Life Coach & Business Strategist

Paulina Sygulska Tenner
Founder of GrantTree, Tedx Speaker

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FEMpowerment with Marguerite
9:00 AM09:00

FEMpowerment with Marguerite

We are speaking at FEMpowerment with Marguerite London at The Curtain - a whole day for women wanting to 'werk it' in the work place - giving you the tools you need to be badass in business, own your confidence and look after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health!

Tickets to the day include: a morning with a choice of exercise classes hosted by Frame and Boom Cycle; use of The Curtain's spa for showering and sprucing before a grand brunch at The Curtain's 'Red Rooster'! The afternoon will be filled to the brim with panel discussions and workshops followed by cocktails at The Curtain!

FEMpowerment with Marguerite: The Programme!

9.45 - 10.45am Morning Caffeine Hit at Tienda Roosteria

10am - 11am Yoga by FRAME 
FRAME will take you through a fun Vinyasa Flow to get the morning started. This is a mixed ability flow so also suitable for beginners. 

10.30 - 11.15am Spinning by Boom Cycle 
Boom Cycle puts the fun factor into getting your sweat on! It's the ultimate, 'party on a bike' experience for anyone looking for that full body workout. With the lights low and the world class sound system kicking out high energy music you'll be swept away into an immersive experience where the world outside will cease to exist. We’ll provide the shoes so all you need is the stamina!

10.45 - 11.30am FRAME Body - The Marguerite Edition by FRAME
FRAME will bring a bespoke class for Marguerite, encompassing the best of their high energy classes. You can expect a total body workout using your body weight resistance bands and gliders. Just bring trainers and your game face! 45mins of moving your Frame.

11am - 12pm Showering and sprucing in The Curtain’s spa

12 - 1.30pm A grand brunch of Southern soul food at Red Rooster

1.30 - 2.30pm Panel: 'Being Badass in Business & Werking It in the Workplace' 
With the hosts of the Badass Women's Hour, Harriet Minter, Natalie Campbell and Emma Sexton and Co-Founder of The Other Box, Roshni Goyate.

2.30 - 3.30pm Panel: 'Owning It'
With Lifestyle Editor of HuffPost UK, Brogan Driscoll (Chair); Founder & Editor of Riposte Magazine, Danielle Pender; Leadership Coach and Founder of Electric Woman, Nikki Armytage Foy and musician and model, Poppy Ajudha.

3.45 - 5pm Electric Woman Workshop

5 - 6.30pm Down Time Drinks
This event is open to Marguerite members and non-members and is aimed at every woman who works but wants to WERK IT! For members of Marguerite, this event is not included in your usual membership package.

Get your tickets here.

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She Says: Ideas that inspire positive change
6:30 PM18:30

She Says: Ideas that inspire positive change

Working as a creative in the advertising and marketing industry doesn’t always mean ‘selling your soul’. Join us for an evening where we'll hear from people who, outside of their day job, provoke positive change in the community and world around them. 

Our speakers include: 

Andy Leek who runs 'Notes to Strangers'
Shahnaz Ahmed, Founder of KnitAid
Leyya Sattar & Roshni Goyate, Co-founders of The Other Box
Nathalie Gordon who co-founded the #SoWhite campaign

This event is for members of the Soho House group, we have a limited guestlist available so please register your interest with

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School Of Thought Debates
6:30 PM18:30

School Of Thought Debates

"The Gender Debate In Agencies Is Over"

Last year former Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts lost his job after denying that sexism was an issue in the advertising industry. His comments made headline's all over the world. Was the outrage justified, or did he have a point? That's the question we'll be tackling at the first School Of Thought debate.

Gender diversity is a hot topic in every industry, but in advertising, it's even hotter. Just 11% of the world's creative directors are female, and London agencies fair only slightly better at 14%.

The Other Box will be joining some of the industry's biggest names to thrash out this topic in a lively debate on Thursday 25th May from 6pm.

To get your ticket, click here!

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6:30 PM18:30


In 2017, diversity and inclusion is a hot topic for discussion amongst companies, but how do we identify the key why's and how's of cultural diversity?

In this panel discussion, The Other Box will be teaming up with General Assembly and other key influencers in the London business scene who are at the forefront of cultural inclusion. We'll discuss why diversity in cultural backgrounds has a positive impact on companies - and ultimately a beneficial contribution to our economy - and how you can pioneer diversity where you work, no matter what your position.

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to Apr 5


DIMALYNC: Diversity in Marketing & Advertising Summit is the only two-day summit in Europe, bringing together the entire marketing and advertising ecosystem under one roof, with a focus on fostering greater diversity and inclusion, particularly within leadership roles and brand campaigns.

Created in collaboration with our distinguished advisory board, the event facilitates collective industry development, providing a platform for identifying tangible solutions in overcoming key challenges faced by the sector in today’s globalised world and fast evolving media landscape.

Through expert-led keynotes, panels, and interactive sessions, the event will highlight success stories, best practices, and insights from inspirational leaders championing diversity in the advertising world.

Use code: THEOTHERBOX20 for a 20% discount off ticket prices!

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