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Our third Women in Business Lunch will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London, sponsored by Galliard Homes.

The event will take place during the week of International Women's Day and will be a great way for women to network with other women in the city whilst supporting Haven House Children's Hospice.

On the day Sandy Lucas will chair a panel discussion with prominent female business women including Annabel Karmel, Helena Lang and Lilian Lousky.

Discussion theme: A panel discussion under the International Women's Day theme #BalanceforBetter


Chair: Sandy Lucas

Sandy is responsible for the strategic direction of Global People Capital function including Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, HR, Citizenship and Internal Communications at Alexander Mann Solutions. Sandy has long been a champion of gender diversity, including as co-lead of the EMEA community of the GE Women’s Network which spans 35 countries and is the President of the City Women Network, a community for senior professional women based in London. 

Annabel Karmel

 With a career spanning more than 25 years, bestselling international author, No.1 food expert and global parenting influencer, Annabel Karmel MBE has pioneered the way families all over the world feed their babies and children. Since launching with her revolutionary cookbook for babies in 1991 – a feeding ‘bible’ which has become the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - Annabel has become a powerhouse within the food industry with 5 million books sold, menus in the world’s largest hotels and leisure resorts, bestselling apps and a vast global digital following with 2 million annual web users and over 800,000 social followers.

Helena Lang

With a long record of experience on key women’s lifestyle titles Helena Lang joined Sainsbury’s magazine as Editor-in-Chief in May 2009. Her main achievement has been to maintain the monthly paid-for glossy as the biggest selling food title on the British newsstand and ensure it stays the most widely read magazine of it’s kind in the UK with a readership of over 2 million. Since she joined she has also successfully launched the magazine’s website, social channels, events programmes and other brand extensions such as cookbooks and one-shot special editions.

Lilian Lousky

Lilian Lousky is a creative director at Tresor Paris, who at a very young age mastered the art of business. She has grown around the glitz and glamour of diamonds and jewellery of her father’s business and continues to do so today. She has achieved many accolades for the brand in a very short time, as well as featuring the brand in 100s of magazines which include Vogue, Hello, OK, and Super Yacht World. With a host of celebrities loving and wearing her trendsetting products, from affordable fashion jewellery, to high end one-off diamond creations.

Rebecca Hopkins

Rebecca Hopkins is one of the sister co-founders of natural skincare brand Balance Me. Created in London in 2005, this British-run business is a pioneer in honestly natural, botanically active formulations. And thanks to the huge advances in natural chemistry in recent years, this has allowed Balance Me to push the boundaries on what is possible to achieve in natural skincare, without compromising on results. The brand’s mission from day one has been to solve concerns and bring skin into balance and advocates self-care through skincare with their sophisticated and easily absorbed textures so using them is a pleasure.  As well as their innovative natural ingredients such as Vitamin C, peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, each aromatherapeutic Balance Me fragrance is blended on three levels: for its unique, natural aroma; for skin benefits and mood-boosting properties

Victoria Anthony

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, with 18 years' experience as a Specialist Paralegal Practitioner, Victoria has worked across a range of different sectors for organisations including British Steel, Parker Hannifin, Nissan Motor Company, The Guardian Newspaper and Land Securities before joining Galliard in 2014. Passionate about improving the performance and capabilities of both people and organisations, Victoria has extensive experience of leading teams through business transformation and change management projects, and is committed to working in partnership with both business and community stakeholders to drive forward education and employability initiatives.


  • Single Ticket: £60
  • A discounted rate of £55 per head is available when booking a table of 10 
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available for this high-profile event


  • Young people under 18 are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult
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For more information please contact: 

Joanna Merritt
Special Events Manager
020 8506 3636

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please contact Joanna for more information.

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