On a warm summer's evening last month, a crowd of women descended on Redchurch St for the inaugural Women Who event, sipping ginger ale cocktails before settling in for a discussion on ‘Creativity vs Commerce’.
What followed was an animated – and honest – conversation between panellists Pilar Peace (Art Director at Mother London), Lynette Nylander (Deputy Editor of i-D), and Rosh Mahtani (Founder of Alighieri), as they discussed the complex relationship between creativity and commerce for working creatives, and the challenge of trying to balance those two, often competing, goals. Covering off a wide range of creative fields between them, our three panellists shared insights on everything from the role of social media and the rise of ‘influencers’, to the changing meaning of the word 'commercial' within creative circles, and the working models that work for emerging creatives (as well as those that don’t!).
A massive thank you to everyone who came and chatted, laughed, drank, asked questions - and generally created such an incredible atmosphere. Thanks also to Hines for providing the delicious drinks, and to the gorgeous (and aptly named) Modern Society boutique for hosting the event.
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