On 24 April we hosted 35 inspirational speakers and 200 attendees across six hours of packed content, to showcase the businesses and individuals driving positive change.
If you weren’t able to make it down to Bloomberg’s European Headquarters for the event – or if you did and just want to live it all over again – here is just a selection of the best tweets and memorable moments from #changemakers2018
1. A powerful discussion between Paul Lindley and Kerry Kennedy was preceded by an impactful video on what Kerry’s father set out to achieve, and what Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights continues to do in his memory.
In 1968 Bobby Kennedy stood for President saying 'I Can Not Stand Aside'. @KerryKennedyRFK & I played this video at #ChangeMakers2018 showing how & why these words are so relevant today, & why we bring @RFKHumanRights to the UK. Can you stand aside? #RFK https://t.co/keeKPKad9D
— Paul Lindley OBE (@Paul_Lindley) April 25, 2018
2. Seven Hills were delighted to award the Change Maker 2018 award to Bethany Koby, founder of Tech Will Save Us who has boosted educational opportunities and tech accessibility to young people. She was presented with the award by HRH Princess Eugenie of York, and introduced by Lord Young of Graffham.
Motivated, proud and more dedicated than ever! Thank you to @business @sevenhillsviews the whole @techwillsaveus team, my unwavering co-founder @danielhirschman, Lord Young and @EugeniePrincess for #changemaker2018 award. pic.twitter.com/roiDJfi48p
— Bethany Koby (@bethanykoby) April 24, 2018
3. Seven Hills joined with Global GoalsCast to bring a fascinating conversation between Edie, HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville on how to tackle modern slavery.
Modern slaves walk among us. An estimated 40 million people worldwide. That's more than the population of Poland. Two ladies doing something about it – HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Julia de Boinville speak to me at #changemakers2018 for @GlobalGoalsCast https://t.co/jnNlBfkoIQ
— Edie Lush (@edielush) April 24, 2018
4. In conversation with Alastair Campbell, Clearly founder James Chen made the case for putting poor vision at the top of the global agenda.
”Elon Musk says he wants to put someone on Mars in the next few years, our ambition is for everyone on earth to see it” @James_Clearly @ClearlyWorld #changemakers2018 @campbellclaret pic.twitter.com/EWDjt3aDBq
— Toby Hicks (@Tobyhicks1) April 24, 2018
5. Sacha Romanovitch, the first female CEO of a major accountancy firm in the UK, illustrated Grant Thornton’s work in creating a vibrant economy that works for everyone.
— Karen Higgins (@higginskar) April 24, 2018
6. As Dame Helena Morrissey puts it – there is always more to do, but it’s vital to make a start, as her 30% Club demonstrates.
“I can’t do everything but I can do something” inspiring quote from @MorrisseyHelena at #ChangeMakers2018 by @sevenhillsviews. Everyone can make a change. Small changes can make a big difference. pic.twitter.com/Pj4cRwCosE
— JessicaK (@hk_jessicak) April 24, 2018
7. #valuable founder Caroline Casey and Channel 4’s Dan Brooke spoke with Nick Giles about the importance of bringing disability into the conversation of inclusion in business.
Powerful talk on disability, with which “you’re 50% more likely to live in poverty” notes campaigner @CarolineBinc – urges leaders to engage – wants to see it firmly on Davos agenda -“The allies are the consumers of next gen, they’ll hold companies to account”#changemakers2018 pic.twitter.com/oAMWDaEvPX
— Arif Durrani (@DurraniMix) April 24, 2018
8. One Young World announced a return to its London origins for its tenth anniversary in 2019, with a specially recorded message from the Prime Minister.
Great morning @sevenhillsviews and delighted to announce @OneYoungWorld 2019 London here's the message from the PM @10DowningStreet's #OYW2019 announcement: https://t.co/ZTFFNGQBhb Thank you everyone!
— Kate Robertson (@kateatoyw) April 24, 2018
9. Jude Kelly delivered an important message on celebrating the impact of women throughout history and continuing to work for equality.
When boys are told ‘don’t be like a girl’ they believe their duty in life is to be better than girls.
Men get entrapped in this story of difference. We need to take our world stories and reinvent them together.
— Julia Elliott Brown (@JuliaElliottB) April 24, 2018
10. Two of Grant Thornton’s Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Mahamed Hashi and Solomon Smith, spoke with Sacha and Michael Hayman on the importance of big businesses making a wider social impact.
It was such a pleasure talking about why we started helping the homeless, Thanks to @michaelhayman for inviting us on the panel for the #ChangeMakers2018 @Bloomberg with the lovely @romanovsun & @GrantThorntonUK pic.twitter.com/ytxWHnmWqK
— Brixton Soup Kitchen (@BrixSoupKitchen) April 25, 2018
11. Two change makers in Caroline Casey and Hannah McCollum came together at the event to celebrate inclusion and sustainability.
So, I just met amazing founder of @chicpfood Hannah @sevenhillsviews #changemakers2018 who has just told me she was born impartially deaf, wears 2 hearing aids, never talks about it, it never stops her and is standing up now for inclusion as part of her passion #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/uHbaCH80j7
— Caroline Casey (@CarolineBinc) April 24, 2018
12. Renée Elliott summed up the mood of Change Makers saying when she gets angry, she doesn’t moan but starts a business. It’s this determination which so many of our change makers hold, and inspires many others
Its excellent to see business with sustainable society and purpose is top of the agenda today. Renee Elliott the founder of @planetorganicuk is truly inspiring and plus her support to women in the workplace is unparalleled ! Bravo. #changemakers2018 pic.twitter.com/ZO3gcrUofc
— Philip Mordecai (@Mordecap) April 24, 2018
13. As coding and digital skills become as important as basic literacy, Mariéme Jamme and IAMTHECODE are trying to give marginalised girls educational chances she never had.
“We need to think about marginalized communities, the skills they need to succeed in a digital world and most importantly making an impact by involving girls and women.”- Our CEO @mjamme on The Digital Dimension. #changemakers2018 #FollowiamtheCODE pic.twitter.com/qtYv4AS7Eb
— iamtheCODE- Enabling Girls Coders by 2030. #SDGs (@i_amthecode) April 24, 2018
14. “If you’re only fishing in half the pond, you’re only going to catch half the fish.” Secretary of State Matthew Hancock makes the case for reaching out to a wider talent pool, in order to help Britain become a change making digital hub.
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) April 24, 2018
15. And finally, what better way to sum up an inspirational event like Change Makers than with this excellent photo montage from Sophie Eden, co-founder of Gordon & Eden.
An incredibly inspirational day! Thank you @sevenhillsviews and to all the #changemakers2018 including @romanovsun @james_clearly @campbellclaret @bethanykoby @MorrisseyHelena @kateatoyw pic.twitter.com/sijcPJneeS
— Sophie Eden (@SophieEden12) April 24, 2018
To find out who else spoke at the event and more on Seven Hills’s commitment to Change Makers, go here.