#Grazia10: Come To Our ‘Technology – Friend Or Foe?’ Talk

#Grazia10: Technology - Friend Or Foe?


by Alya Mooro |
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Can you believe we've reached the ripe (young) age of 10? Yes, a decade ago Grazia launched to a chorus of: 'A weekly glossy? Are you mad? It will never work!' Oh, how those words were eaten. Almost overnight Grazia became a publishing sensation, an agenda and trend-setting eyes, ears and mouthpiece for every upscale woman in the country. We've been the magazine everyone from prime ministers to fashion luminaries has wanted to speak to, and we hope you'll agree that we've delivered the finest and fastest edit of news, fashion and beauty, week in and week out.

So to celebrate our ten years at the top do you think we'd just make do with a glass of Prosecco and a bit of cake? Hell no! We're marking our 10th birthday by launching #Grazia10, a three-week celebration which encompasses an exhibition and series of talks called Ten Talks at London's esteemed Getty Images Gallery. Combining Grazia's unique design with Getty Image's iconic imagery, #Grazia10 takes visitors on an interactive journey through the pages of the magazine and the fastest-paced decade the world has seen. Futureproof your wardrobe, go down fashion memory lane with our wall of It bags and choose your favourite outfit and London designer of the decade. Meanwhile, our Ten Talks will feature panel events and inspirational speakers debating everything from feminism to fashion, relationships to careers. And the best bit? We want you to join us!

Technology - Friend Or Foe?

Friday 6th of March - 8am for 8.30am

Worried what your tech habit is doing to your brain? Or just want to know how you can manage it in a more effective way? Then join this panel of inspirational women – including Brie Rogers Lowery from Change.org, campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, Buzzfeed's Rossalyn Warren and psychologist Linda Papadopoulos – to discuss the effect our new digital age is having on us – and how to get the most out of the new technological dawn.

Chair: Emma Barnett


Emma is the Women’s Editor of The Telegraph, where she heads up Telegraph Wonder Women, a fast-paced section she created and writes a weekly column. She also presents a new Sunday evening show on BBC 5Live – The 5Live Hit List – in which she counts down the nation’s top 40 stories online. Aged 29, she is currently the youngest person to regularly guest present Woman’s Hour.

Meet the panel:

Brie Rogers Lowery

Brie Rogers Lowery

Brie Rogers Lowery is UK Director of Change.org, , the world's largest petition website with 80 million users worldwide and over six million in the UK. Brie has over seven years experience in online campaigning, having worked with a range of International & UK NGOs, including Oxfam and the Global Campaign for Education. Brie was named in the Top 35 Women Under 35 by Management Today, one of the BBC’s top 100 Women of 2014 and awarded Women of the Future for Tech & Digital in 2014.

Rossalyn Warren

Rossalyn Warren

Rossalyn Warren is a news reporter for BuzzFeed UK where she covers internet culture, world news, and women’s rights. Before this, she lived in New York and worked at media site Upworthy as a social news curator and writer. As a student, she interned at Amnesty International and set up Article 27, a human rights website. More recently she set up the @badass_w on Twitter, where she posts about badass women.

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist and feminist campaigner. Her successful campaign to have a woman depicted on bank-notes sparked a vicious backlash on twitter where she was targeting with numerous threats, including threats of rape and murder - at one point she was receiving about 50 such threats each hour. The inadequate response by Twitter officials caused Caitlin Moran to stage a Twitter silence to persuade Twitter to change its policies. At the height of the abuse, Craido-Perez "lost half a stone in two days" and "couldn't eat or sleep". She commented later: "I don't know if I had a kind of breakdown. I was unable to function, unable to have normal interactions. Caroline was the recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award 2013 and her book, Do It Like A Woman…and Change The World, will be published by Granta in May 2015.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Linda Papadopoulos

Dr Linda Papadopoulos is one of the UK’s best-known TV psychologists and is an active researcher, and is an active researcher, informing government policy and published widely in peer reviewed academic journals. She is the author of Whose Life is it Anyway: Living Through Your 20s On Your Own Terms, focusing on the new set of challenges, both online and off, faced by Generation Y. Dr Linda has a private practice in London, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Tickets cost £10, with £2 going to Cash For The Kids. Please note tickets are extremely limited and seats are filling up - so hurry!


Please drop in to the free exhibition or book a place at a TenTalk. The exhibition runs from 23rd February - 14th March and is open to the public Monday ­ Friday (10am-5.30pm), Saturday (12-5.30pm). Please note the gallery is closed when the #Grazia10 talks are on.

See the list of other available Tentalks and ticket links below. Check back here as more talks are being announced soon...

What Is Love Anyway?

Feminism: Now, Then & Tomorrow

How To Eat Right For Now

Meet The Newsmakers

Predict Your Career Future

A Lot Can Happen In Ten Years In Conversation With Sam McKnight

The Changing Faces Of Celebrity

What Should Be In Your Make Up Bag Now? With Make Up Artist Wendy Rowe

*** Can't make any of these? Don't fret! If you do miss out on tickets to any of the events, you can enjoy #Grazia10 highlights every day right here on Graziadaily.co.uk***

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