March Round-Up

BY Muinat AbdulApril 1, 2019

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What a whirlwind March that was.

I can feel the rays of Spring on my face, beckoning, calling, advancing. This has indeed been a bumper month for launches, events, and our next cohort of Alpha is heading into the building. Exciting times.

Let’s revisit these gems of days past, set within our March theme of Risks, and have a look forward into April, what will it bring?

Keep reading to find out more…

New Openings

Huckletree Soho

In March we were all a buzz with the excitement of opening our first central London workspace: Huckletree Soho – I can hear the choirs sing!

For those not in the know, it will be home to our first ever Plant Based Cafe, plus a dreamy dreamscape to help our members reach that optimal zone of #zen, all set within an iconic Brutalist building.

But that’s not all….

Huckletree Manchester

Yeah – that’s right! We are heading up North and have set our sights on the Express Building, a mere hop, skip and jump away from the trendy vibes of the Northern Quarter. I can feel an Oasis jam sesh coming soon, and not just because of the location…

Huckletree Manchester will be home to a Live Lounge and Bar, plus a shiny new podcast studio. Even more exciting times ahead.

Now with those location tidbits out of the way, what else did Huckletree have in store in March?

Events

This month we had a jam-packed roster of cultural events across London and Dublin which inspired and educated our members.

Plus a cheeky drink or two along the way…

Here are our highlights of March:

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day is important to us for many reasons. Having a female founder – Gabriela Hersham, our campaign for Fairer Funding Now, plus being invested in supporting and uplifting female talent. It’s clear to see that IWD is a cause close to Huckletree’s heart.

This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter so we challenged our members to see how they plan to:

Four women smiling
How do you plan to #BalanceForBetter this year?
Sarah Hudson, Marketing & Partnerships Manager, Equiem: “This year, I strive to speak on more property industry event panels, as whenever I attend an event, the gender balance is astounding….” READ MORESarah Welsh and Farah Kabir, Co-Founders, HANX: “Here at HANX, our mission is to level the playing field for women in the sexual wellness space, both at home and socially.
Being female founders…” READ MORE
Francesca Boccolini, Co-founder & COO, SonicJobs: “Our #BalanceForBetter challenge this year will be about increasing heterogeneity within our team….” READ MORE

We kicked off International Women’s Day…or week, with a series of events starting in Huckletree Dublin D2 who hosted a panel discussion on The Leadership Role for women in the community, voluntary and charity sectors.

Following that, Huckletree West hosted a free screening of The Judge, a documentary by members: Together Films. The Judge is about Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic Law) courts.

Together Films Campaign Director Rebecca Ashdown, and featuring Sarah Welsh, co-founder of HANX (hello Huckletree West member), and Humanitarian Activist, Ladan.

We closed off our International Women’s Day celebrations a week later in Huckletree Shoreditch. Our pals at Vestpod hosted a panel all about female finance.

Emilie Bellet Vestpod, Businesswoman Bev Shah and Money Journalist Laura Whateley.

Events Snapshots

Sketch Appeal, Huckletree West: Another International Women’s Day event, and oh boy was it a goodie! Lots of lovely ladies descended on West for a day of drawing and boogie-ing to the Spice Girls. Girl Power indeed!

Zappar Meetup, Huckletree Shoreditch: The world of AR and G+T’s collided as Zappar hosted an evening with Sipsmith to showcase all things Augmented Reality. They also had plenty of pizza from Dolcezza and Sipsmith sloe gin cocktails.

#OfficeOats Bootcamp, Huckletree Dublin D2: Flahavans Oats threw a high intensity bootcamp with plenty of porridge for breakfast. Attendees were put through their paces with Kathryn Thomas, TV and Radio Presenter.

April’s Theme

Drumroll please… The theme for April is: Analogue.

We can’t wait to delve into the concept of getting back to basics. Is it as simple as not checking your phone as much as you currently do? Or is it about having a full blown digital detox?

Something to mull over with Easter chocolate I think. Pass the Malteaster bunnies!

AUTHOR

Muinat Abdul

Content and Social Media Manager