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SERVING UP INSPIRATION


The most interesting dinner party you'll ever go to

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SERVING UP INSPIRATION


The most interesting dinner party you'll ever go to

 

GOOD GIRLS EAT DINNER

Exclusive dining events featuring kick ass GOOD GIRLS from a variety of creative industries. Wine is involved, it's a lot of fun.

 
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Feast your eyes on the short film below for what to expect

WANT IN?


Feast your eyes on the short film below for what to expect

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SAY WHAT?


Four incredible GOOD GIRLS share their experiences & advice between a delicious three course meal

SAY WHAT?


Four incredible GOOD GIRLS share their experiences & advice between a delicious three course meal

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS INCLUDE

ALISON JACKSON

ARTIST & FILMMAKER

AMANDA FOSTER 

HOLLYWOOD STUNTWOMAN

CATHY NEWMAN 

CH4 NEWS PRESENTER

 

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GOOD GIRLS X d&AD festival| 22.05.19

D&AD Festival is a three-day creative spectacular celebrating the world’s best in craft, creativity and culture. On the evening of the middle day of the festival, we will be hosting a special GGED at the fabulous Concrete. Here we’ll be serving up wine, delicious Pizza East slices, from above, and 4 incredible speakers listed below. This event is open to all, scroll down to buy tickets (£45 + £2 Paypal fee).

Liv Little is a curator, audio producer and the founder of gal-dem, an online and print magazine written by women of colour and non binary people of colour for all to explore.  She has also worked as a digital exec in commissioning at the BBC and as a contributing editor for ELLE UK. Liv is obsessed with telling people’s stories and this threads throughout all of the work that she does whether in audio, video, art or discussion.

Jaspreet Kaur, better known as Behind the Netra for her poetry, is an award-winning Spoken Word Artist and History teacher from East London focused on sharing her thoughts on gender issues, mental health stigma, historical topics and positive social change. Jaspreet actively works with national governments, corporations and charities alike, such as TED, the UN, Westminster Interfaith Council and women’s networks and charities across the UK, using her poetry to inspire and drive change.

Jessica Pan is a features writer whose bylines include the Guardian Weekend magazine, Stylist and Lenny Letter. Her book SORRY I’M LATE, I DIDN’T WANT TO COME: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously is out May 30. It’s about the year she spent living as an extrovert: talking to strangers, performing comedy, traveling solo to make friends on the road and other nightmares. Extrovert mentors like psychologists, charisma coaches, stand-up comedians and others guide her throughout her year. Much to our excitement, we recently found out that Good Girls Eat Dinner is mentioned in the book and Jessica will be selling and signing advance copies on the night.

Emily De Groot is a producer in adland working with agencies like w+k London, VCCP Kin, We Are Social and social good companies like JustGiving and The Big Issue. Her passion is supporting equality. She's the founder of Dear Adland a new, positive platform supported by Good Girls Eat Dinner. Dear Adland enables women in advertising to share the challenges they've faced anonymously, yet still be heard. The platform aims to connect people through shared experiences for learnings, and empowerment through coaching.  

Theme: Shaping the Future, the very same theme as the D&AD Festival.

Hosted by Jo Wallace, creative director J. Walter Thompson, London and founder of Good Girls Eat Dinner.

Venue: Concrete, below Pizza East, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ

Timings: Arrival, 7.00pm. Speakers from 7.30pm - 8.30pm followed by drinks / mingling / falling over ‘til 11.00pm.

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

Dietary requirements can be catered for, please let us know in advance.

 
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Film & images from previous GGED events

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Film & images from previous GGED events

GOOD GIRLS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY| 08.03.19

For International Women’s Day 2019 we hosted a special GGED event at the fabulous Design Museum where we’ll be serving up Searcys Cuvee, delicious finger food and 4 incredible speakers.

Dagmara Kodlubanski - a director and filmmaker - currently completing her exciting film project, WE STILL RISE, in collaboration with Passion Pictures. WE STILL RISE is a feature length documentary about the Women’s March that took place on January 21st 2017, the day after Trump was inaugurated. It's a film that captures the moment the torch for #MeToo was lit. (We’ll be screening a 4 minute trailer of the film on the night). | The Masons - Maruska & Donna-Marie Mason - are a London based photographer duo working across advertising, editorial and portraiture. Inspired by people who break boundaries and are not afraid to lead the change, they explore diversity and equality in a timeless style with an edge, always pushing and allowing for their subject's personality and story to shine through. | Lisa Redman founded her own namesake label in 2007 having previously worked alongside Betty Jackson, Elspeth Gibson and as a textile designer for Calvin Klein. She now creates bespoke, contemporary womenswear with an expert team from her West London atelier.

Theme: Luck, judgement or design

 

GOOD GIRLS x helen pankhurst | 24.09.18

When Helen Pankhurst, International Women’s Rights activist (and great granddaughter of Emeline Pankhurst) spoke at the April Good Girls Eat Dinner we were left wanting to hear more!

So we arranged another event at The Club at The Ivy where Jo Wallace, founder of Good Girls Eat Dinner interviewed Helen before inviting questions from the audience.

Naturally the focus was around Helen Pankhurst’s book Deeds Not Words, published earlier this year on the 100th anniversary of (some) women receiving the right to vote in the UK. Helen’s powerful and positive argument for the way forward, combined with her knowledge and genuine curiosity to hear the opinions, ideas and experiences of others made for a truly inspirational event.

Theme: Deeds Not Words

 

GOOD GIRLS & BOYS GO AL FRESCO | 22.08.18

For this summer special we thought it was time to head outside for Pimms o'clock, mixing both drinks and genders as we served up four incredibly inspiring speakers on a 50/50 panel.

Claire Beale, global editor-in-chief of Campaign. Claire has written extensively on advertising and marketing for the national press, including a column in The Independent, and is a regular media commentator on the industry. | Musa Okwonga, poet, journalist, author, musician (one half of @bbxoofficial) and co-host of @rabonamag podcast. Musa is based in Berlin and kindly flew in for this event! | Rachel Pashley, head strategist at advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and author of the recently published Female Tribes. | Dr Michael Petry, artist, author and director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) London. Michael's latest book, The Word Is Art will be published in October and explores the global use of language in contemporary art.

Theme: The Power of Words

 

GOOD GIRLS TURN 3 - at the top of the gherkin! | 10.07.18

Time definitely flies when you're having fun because suddenly GGED was turning THREE! This called for a celebration, Good Girls’ style.

It goes without saying that we firmly believe that the only way is up for us women, so where better to host our third anniversary than at the very top of the iconic Gherkin building in the newly refurbished Searcys Level 40 Bar? We not only served up stunning view of London, drinks and canapés - we also served up THREE incredible speakers:

Sophie Walker - Leader of the Women's Equality Party with a previous career in journalism. | Sherry Collins - Founder and editor of PITCH, the independent creative industry publication. Sherry's also launched two initiatives, Pitch 100 Superwomen - championing women working behind the scenes in the creative industries and Pitch Futures, her initiative to inspire and educate children from Primary School level about the opportunities available to them in the creative industries. | Angharad Lloyd-Jones - Business Development Director for TALK.GLOBAL and a member of the development board for the Young Women’s Trust, whose vision is of a society which respects and listens to young women, actively encourages their self-confidence and offers them the opportunity to be financially independent and able to participate fully.

Theme: The Only Way Is Up

 

GOOD GIRLS EAT DINNER 19 | 07.06.18

It's summer, at last ! But with summer comes even more body shaming potential and we’re not going to take it lying down. In a park, or on a beach. Between the courses of a delicious meal at The Coppa Club St. Paul's, we served up four incredible women with much to say on the subject of how women are portrayed and judged in the media. 

Lisa Smosarski the editor in chief at Stylist magazine which celebrates brilliant and empowered women. | Professor Phillippa Diedrichs known internationally for translating high-quality scientific research into innovative strategies and measurable health and social benefits for society, businesses, and government. Her research and consultancy focuses on championing body positivity, appearance diversity, girls, and women. | Assa Ariyoshi an incredible illustrator with a focus on the female form. Assa grew up in Japan before moving to London to study and work. | Nadia Craddock a PhD candidate at the Centre for Appearance Research exploring how big business can foster body confidence. Over the last year, she has spoken with over 40 leaders in fashion, beauty and advertising, using strategic science to identify opportunities, challenges, and levers for change to create more body positive environments.

Theme: Girls Just Wanna...be truly represented

 

GOOD GIRLS DRINK CHAMPAGNE (& EAT DINNER) 09.05.18

For this special GGED we went back to school. Champagne School. At St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys - because what they don’t know about bubbles isn’t worth knowing. An expert sommelier enlightened our palettes (and mind) during a Champagne and English sparkling wine tasting, in the private Glass Room. Followed by a delicious paired menu. Along with fine wines, exquisite dishes and an expert sommelier, we served up two incredible speakers:

Sonia Ben-Santamaria the first Royal Opera House female conductor associated to the Young Artists programme and founder of Glass Ceiling Opera. And Sarah Jane Moon an award-winning artist who specialises in figurative painting exploring identity, gender and sexuality. Sarah Jane teaches and exhibits internationally and recently collaborated with two other artists to create the show Threesome which explored queerness and the female gaze.

Theme: Making Magic

 

Good girls eat dinner 17 | 05.04.18

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of (some) women winning the right to vote in the UK, thanks to a hard-fought battle led by Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British Suffragette Movement.

We were chuffed to have Emmeline's great granddaughter, Helen Pankhurst speak (and sign copies of her book) at GGED 17. Helen is herself an incredible International women's rights activist and writer and she captivated us with the story behind her recently published book, Deeds Not Words. Frances Para-Mallam & Lauren Brener also inspired with their story of how they turned their words into deeds: by taking the leap to found Duo Creative Media.

Theme: Deeds Not Words.

 

GOOD GIRLS X VIKKI ROSS WRITES | 07.02.18

Good Girls moved to the wonderful Coppa Club, St. Paul's for the first event of 2018 and kicked the year off in collaboration with Vikki Ross Writes. 

Together we served up some kick-ass women who are particularly good with words: Vikki Ross Copywriter extraordinaire and co-author of Agency Quotes and co-founder of Copy Cabana. | Miranda Seymour Novelist, biographer, critic, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. and regular book reviewer for The Telegraph.  | Deanna Rodger Writer and poet, named in Elle UK’s 30 Inspirational Women Under 30. Co-curator of two leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me. | Hayley Redman Lead writer at Innocent having previously worked as a writer at Leo Burnett and Y&R advertising agencies.

Theme: Eat your words.

 

GOOD GIRLS EAT CHRISTMAS DINNER | 05.12.17

Christmas is all about food, glorious food, so for our 2017 Christmas special we collaborated with Eighty-Six List, experts and creators in hospitality, to bring you Good Girls Eat Christmas Dinner. (Sprouts not included).

Together we served up a feast of kick-ass women from the food and hospitality industry: Grace Dent Journalist, broadcaster, The Guardian restaurant critic (as seen on Masterchef) | Jennifer Yong Founder of Jenius Social | Gemma Bell Director of Gemma Bell & Company, specialists in PR across the hospitality industry | Hayley Try Carreira Operations Manager, Jose Pizarro Group. Hosted by Jo Wallace, creative director by day, founder of Good Girls Eat Dinner by night.

Theme: Is enough ever enough?

 

GGED 14 | 04.10.17

Featuring Polina Zabrodskaya Award-winning creative director at Publicis London | Miisa Mink Founder & Chief-Doer at Driven Women | Shola Aleje Audio producer specialising in producing Podcasts such as 'Letters To My Fanny'  | Charlotte Harris Landscape designer who won GOLD at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2017. This GGED event was sponsored by Shrager Creative, an Independent Creative Search & Specialist Recruitment Company based in London.

Theme: Know your place.

 

GOOD GIRLS X MOON | 10.08.17

In collaboration with the fabulous MOON Magazine, founded by Verity Pemberton who, by day, works as a Fashion & Trends Creative for Mario Testino. Together we served up 4 kick-ass, creative Good Girls: Sam Roddick Founder of Coco de Mer & activist (daughter of the incredible Body Shop founder and activist, Anita Roddick) | Aldene Johnson Stylist for Florence & The Machine | Natalia Ribbe-Szrok Founder of Eighty Six List, a pop-up dining network | Verity Pemberton MOON Magazine.

Theme: Find your niche

 

GGED 12 (shoreditch house) | 06.07.17

Alison Jackson Infamous artist & filmmaker | Freddie Harrel Fashion blogger & founder of Big Hair No Care | Kimmy Lawrence Award-winning beatboxer | Stephen Mead Award-winning commercials director, specialising in the world of beauty.

Theme: Kicking Ass, Girl Style

 

GGED 11 | 06.04.17

Featuring Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka Former journalist & editor, now a hugely successful parenting and fashion blogger | Lucia Whitehouse AKA Grandmother Pukka Mother of Mother Pukka, now forging her own path as a blogger | Katie Phillips Self-love and lifestyle coach, Daring & Mighty and author of The Self-Love Affair) | Charney Magri International, award-winning ethical photographer, director and published author

Theme: Being brand YOU.

 

GGED 10 | 09.02.17

Featuring Chloé Fairweather Filmmaker | Natalie Graeme Former MD at Grey, London | Julia Feix Architect and co-founder, Feix & Merlin | Erin Manns Director of exhibitions, Victoria Miro Gallery

Theme: The art of noticing.

 

GGED 9 | 06.12.16

Featuring Sara Pope Artist | Victoria Buchanan Executive Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide, London | Simona Cristea Head of Creative Colour, Rushes Post Production | Gemma Williams Ex TV Producer at Mother London, now yoga teacher | Vianney Leigh Make-up artist

Theme: The best thing I did this year.

 

GGED 8 | 06.10.16

Featuring: Trinny Woodall Television presenter and author. Fashion & make-over advisor | Saskia Schijen Fashion designer, Stella McCartney | Eleanor Morgan Journalist & editor: Vice, Times, Indy, GQ. Best-selling author: Anxiety for Beginners | Hayley Sudbury CEO & Founder, Werkin.

Theme: If I could change anything.

 

GGED 7 | 04.08.16

Featuring Anna Carpen Executive Creative Director, 18 Feet & Rising | Chloé Watts Founder, Chloé Digital. Fashion and tech Queen featured in Teen Vogue | Hannah Rand Internationally-recognised Digital Editor & Content Strategist. Currently Editorial Director, ) | Ildikó Buckley Artist & Creator of the iconic and infamous YES sculpture.

Theme: Just say 'Yes'.

 

GGED 6 | 08.06.16

Featuring Line Rindvig Ex MTV, Founder, Line by Line Music Management representing Felix De Luca | Brooke Le Poer Trench International Magazine Writer & Editor: Conde Nast Traveller, Cosmopolitan, Vogue | Ali Hannan Founder, Creative Equals | Emma Sexton Founder, Make Your Word Work, Ex-director, She Says, Founder, We Are Flock.

Theme: Don't predict the future. Create It.

Film coming soon...

 

GGED 5 |04.04.16

Featuring Leonora Saunders Photographer | Scarlett Montanaro Co-founder, Crack + Cider | Lizzie Mabbott Food Blogger & Author of Chinatown Kitchen | Elspeth Lynn Group Creative Director, FCB Inferno.

Theme: Think it. Do it.

 

GGED 4 | 04.02.16

Featuring Cathy Newman Ch4 News, Presenter & Journalist | Anna Watkins Guardian Labs, MD | Ellie Harrison Artist & Performance Maker, The Grief Series | Fatos Ustek Writer & Curator, Fig-2.

Theme: Luck, judgement, or both.

 

GGED 3 | 04.11.15

Featuring Alison Jackson Infamous Artist & Filmmaker | Freddie Harrel Big Hair, No Care, Founder, Style Blogger | Holly Bott Sycho Music, Senior Planner, One Direction and Susan Boyle | Jane Evans Unfkable, Founder & Screenwriter.

Theme: What's the biggest mistake you've ever made?

 

GGED 2 |02.08.15

Featuring Amanda Foster Hollywood Stuntwoman & Director | Frances Royle Royle Productions, Founder | Sara Shamsavari Artist | Tanya Chalkin Photographer, Dazed & ConfusedThe FaceFHM

Theme: What's the bravest thing you've ever done?

 

GGED 1 |02.06.15

Featuring Laura Jordan Bambach Mr President, Creative Partner, She Says, Co-Founder, D&AD, ex President | Kathryn Ferguson Selfridges, Resident Film Director & Award Winning Director | Emma Gannon Blogger, Podcaster, Writer Author: Ctrl, Alt, Delete: How I Grew Up | Kate Bell Actress, Grange Hill, Comedian, All Made Up | Kati Russell Co-Founder, The Girlhood Project

Theme: As a woman do you have to be hungrier for success?