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In conversation with Elizabeth Day

In Failosophy, Elizabeth Day brings together lessons she has learned from her own life and conversations with her How to Fail podcast guests Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.Following a sell-out ThinkIn in the newsroom last year, award-winning writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day returns to Tortoise for a digital ThinkIn about her new book, Failosophy, which presents a new blueprint for how to cope when life doesn’t go to plan. The ‘seven principles of failure’ synthesise all she’s learned from her own life, as well as insights from the guests on her award-winning How to Fail podcast and stories shared by readers and listeners. Editor: Merope Mills, Editor and Partner, TortoiseBuy the book hereAbout ElizabethElizabeth Day is the author of four novels and Sunday Times bestselling memoir, How to Fail. Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her third, Paradise City, was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Evening Standard, and The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard & Judy bookclub pick. She is also an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She is currently a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine and host of the iTunes chart-topping, award-winning podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day.How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Doors open at 6:25pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 6:30pm. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comRead our ThinkIn code of conduct here. What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

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In conversation with Nels Abbey

The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey speaks on his satirical self-help book ‘Think Like A White Man’, examining race and masculinity at work. Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.How do we address racial inequality in the workplace? The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey offers ‘advice’ on how to be successful in a world that sets you up to fail. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ bold and satirical self help book which explains the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It is one of the first satirical books on race by a black British author, and is an incisive and timely examination of racism and masculinity today.Editor: Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, TortoiseBuy the book here. About Nels Nels Abbey is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive based in London. He was inspired to write Think Like A White Man by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated industries – first in finance and later in the media. He is also a co-founder of the Black Writers’ Guild, which issued an open letter to publishers calling on them to address the racial inequality within their organisations. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ first book, though his work also appears in the recently published anthology, Safe.How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Doors open at 6:25pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 6:30pm. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comRead our ThinkIn code of conduct here. What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

thinkin

In conversation with Elizabeth Day

In Failosophy, Elizabeth Day brings together lessons she has learned from her own life and conversations with her How to Fail podcast guests Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.Following a sell-out ThinkIn in the newsroom last year, award-winning writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day returns to Tortoise for a digital ThinkIn about her new book, Failosophy, which presents a new blueprint for how to cope when life doesn’t go to plan. The ‘seven principles of failure’ synthesise all she’s learned from her own life, as well as insights from the guests on her award-winning How to Fail podcast and stories shared by readers and listeners. Editor: Merope Mills, Editor and Partner, TortoiseBuy the book hereAbout ElizabethElizabeth Day is the author of four novels and Sunday Times bestselling memoir, How to Fail. Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her third, Paradise City, was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Evening Standard, and The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard & Judy bookclub pick. She is also an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She is currently a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine and host of the iTunes chart-topping, award-winning podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day.How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Doors open at 6:25pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 6:30pm. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comRead our ThinkIn code of conduct here. What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

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In conversation with Nels Abbey

The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey speaks on his satirical self-help book ‘Think Like A White Man’, examining race and masculinity at work. Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.How do we address racial inequality in the workplace? The brilliantly funny Nels Abbey offers ‘advice’ on how to be successful in a world that sets you up to fail. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ bold and satirical self help book which explains the rules by which mediocre white men continue to get ahead. It is one of the first satirical books on race by a black British author, and is an incisive and timely examination of racism and masculinity today.Editor: Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, TortoiseBuy the book here. About Nels Nels Abbey is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive based in London. He was inspired to write Think Like A White Man by his direct experience of trying to build a career in white-dominated industries – first in finance and later in the media. He is also a co-founder of the Black Writers’ Guild, which issued an open letter to publishers calling on them to address the racial inequality within their organisations. Think Like a White Man is Nels’ first book, though his work also appears in the recently published anthology, Safe.How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Doors open at 6:25pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 6:30pm. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comRead our ThinkIn code of conduct here. What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

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In conversation with Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie Yeboah tells it like is, on body positivity, intersectionality, mental health and more. Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.Thirty-one-year-old plus-size blogger Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fatphobia throughout her life. Her first book, Fattily Ever After, is the story of her journey towards self-acceptance. Join us – and probably a fair few of Stephanie’s 180,000 Instagram followers – to listen to Stephanie explain the history of the black ‘body positivity’ movement, and share her experiences of fetishisation, online dating, fast fashion and loneliness. Stephanie tells it like it is. This ThinkIn is must-attend for anybody who has struggled to find self-worth (or even just fashionable clothes that fit and feel good) in a world full of discrimination and judgement.Editor: Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, TortoiseBuy the book hereAbout StephanieStephanie Yeboah has been a part of the fat acceptance/body positive community since 2014. Since then, she has written many pieces on her blog, on social media platforms and in external publications on topics such as intersectionality in the body positivity movement, standards of beauty within the movement and self-love. She’s spoken at the Women of the World Festival, Oxford University, Africa Utopia, the Youth Select Committee, the London College of Fashion diversity panel and many others. How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Doors open at 6:25pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 6:30pm. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comRead our ThinkIn code of conduct here.What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

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Monetising the sisterhood: do toxic cultures thrive in ‘feminist’ companies

How do feminist businesses balance profit and purpose? Does ‘the sisterhood’ really work for everyone? Our daily digital ThinkIns are exclusively for Tortoise members and their guests.Try Tortoise free for four weeks to unlock your complimentary tickets to all our digital ThinkIns.If you’re already a member and looking for your ThinkIn access code you can find it in the My Tortoise > My Membership section of the app next to ‘ThinkIn access code’.We’d love you to join us.Does ‘the sisterhood’ work for everyone or are women unfairly judged and held to a different standard or is toxic workplace culture systemic? Audrey Gelman, co-founder of upmarket women-only members’ club and co-working space The Wing, resigned in June following accusations of systemic mistreatment of her company’s Black and brown employees. The Wing has won over 100m in funding and has been marketed as an intersectional feminist haven where all women are welcome. Christene Barberich, editor-in-chief of Refinery29 which is marketed as a progressive feminist women’s media brand, also stepped down in June after former employees took to Twitter to describe Refinery29’s “toxic company culture where white women’s egos ruled”. There are those who say a private members’ club and a lifestyle magazine are anachronistic to feminism anyway but are women being unfairly discriminated against?Chair: Basia Cummings, Editor and Partner, TortoiseOur special guests include: Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award winning journalist who is currently the woman’s columnist at The Guardian and the i paper. She is also co-author of the bestselling book Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible.Ilana Kaplan is a New Jersey-born writer and editor based in Brooklyn. With over 11 years experience, she has had columns at VICE, Refinery29 and Observer and previously held positions as the U.S. culture reporter for The Independent and as a contributing editor at PAPER Magazine. Her work has been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Pitchfork, Variety, Billboard, etc.Jessa Crispin is a columnist for the Guardian US, as well as a contributor to publications The Baffler, The Boston Review, The New York Times. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project and Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. She is the co-author of the Screaming Women zine with Jen May. She currently lives in Baltimore.How does a digital ThinkIn work?A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world. Members can enter their unique members’ access code to book tickets. Find yours in My Tortoise > My Membership in the Tortoise app.If you have any questions or get stuck, please read our FAQs, or get in touch with us at memberhelp@tortoisemedia.comWhat is a Tortoise ThinkIn?A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.