Plate RestaurantThe third Creative Women’s Network Event (founded by myself and YouTuber Maggy of Red Ted Art) was kindly held at the exquisite Plate Restaurant and Bar within the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch London, with special guest, my close friend and star of stage and screen, Harriet Thorpe.

Vicki Psarias, Harriet Thorpe and Maggy Woodley

Harriet shared her empowering words of wisdom (many which already feature in my blog with posts inspired by our calls, and of course in my book Mumboss which centre around not giving in to the fear, to remember that what other people think of you is none of your business and that we must press on following our dreams despite the trolls, naysayers and our own niggly voice of self doubt.

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Harriet advises we ‘get out of your own way’ and ‘I am enough’.

When I grow up I want to be Harriet Thorpe.

Beautiful, talented and sisterly, Harriet has been my rock for many years, guiding me in this sometimes crazy media world and generally in life, and my dream is to direct a feature film one day with Harriet taking one of the leads. Universe, are you listening? Let’s make Mumboss the movie happen!

The Creative Women's Network members of the Creative Women's Network networking

Speaking of movies, Harriet, Maggy and I also shared our tips and experience working in video both on and offline so we hope those who attended are going to make the leap or commit to producing video content more frequently as it’s power digitally and the reach of video is huge.

It was wonderful to have so many Creative Women network members attend again and the skills swap session (inspired by my pal Jessica Huie MBE) at the end of the event always brings people together so they can collaborate and support one another. We ask if any one currently seeks something and what they can offer in return so e.g. I am seeking social media support and in return I can write an article about your business in the magazine I edit.

The support doesn’t end there either as the conversation continues in the Creative Women’s Network FB group.

The Creative Women's Network

The Creatives Women Network

Huge thanks to Plate London for the incredible food, stunning location (those lights are the most instagrammable I’ve seen) and my stylist Lauren Jobling for making me feel a million dollars choosing this Karen Millen dress for me I was kindly gifted.

food at Plate Restaurant, London

food from Plate for The Creative Women's Network cakes from Plate sandwiches from Plate

Floral prints, empowering words, a room full of women who want nothing more than to build one another up and a whole lot of laughter is a recipe for success, and I feel honoured to be part of this flourishing community. Thank you.

Vicki Psarias, Harriet Thorpe and Maggy Woodley

Our next date is in September 21st at the Rainforest Cafe in London 11am-2pm. BOOK HERE.

Creative Women's Network Event - 21st September

Photos by the brilliant Emma Savage.


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13 Responses

  1. Mandy

    Wow – it looks like a wonderful session Vicki. Harriet looks just like my pilates teacher – it’s uncanny!

  2. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    I love the idea of a mutually supportive network of strong, incredibly talented women. I wish that I could jump across the pond and attend one of these events! Harriet’s words really resonate with me…especially “I am enough”. Because as you say, we all struggle with that niggly self-doubt in the back of our minds!

  3. Rosie

    Some brilliant advice there by Harriet for any blogger or businesswoman – regardless of how far they are on their journey. And that food looks delicious! #Brillblogs

  4. Eb Gargano

    Aw, looks fab!! So sad I can never make the dates. I’ve just checked the next one in the diary and I can’t do that one either!! Gah. My diary just seems to be chocka the moment (all good stuff – but busy!!) But I WILL come to one soon, I WILL!! The first one when I can make the date, I’m coming!! Eb x #wewillmeetoneday

  5. Clare

    Gosh sounds like a wonderful day, love women empowerment! I’d love to attend sound right up my street! Food looks good to 🙂


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