Women at Work with the Live.Life.Better. podcast

Live.Life.Better. is a bi-monthly podcast from Virgin in association with Penguin Living. Join us for a special live recording for International Women’s Day hosted by mental health ambassador and author of Eat Happy: 30 Minute Feelgood Food, Melissa Hemsley.

We’ll be talking about what doing good business looks like for women in the 21st century. A host of female authors from varying disciplines will discuss their experiences as women in business, and provide key takeaway tips. How do you put purpose at the heart of a business? Are feminine traits set to differentiate the successful leaders of the future? Can we find meaning in our work?

Joining us we have:

Holly Branson, author of WEconomy and Chair of Virgin Unite.

Rukmini Iyer, author of The Roasting Tin, and the forthcoming The Green Roasting Tin. Previously a lawyer, she is now a food stylist and cookbook author.


This event will be recorded and aired as part of a special International Women’s Day podcast across the Virgin and Penguin Living social channels the following day.

Tickets include £5 redeemable at The Like A Woman Bookshop.

The remainder of every ticket sold will be donated to Solace Women’s Aid, a London domestic violence charity providing aid to 11,000 women and children a year.

Event details

Event name: Women at Work with the Live.Life.Better. podcast

Featuring: Melissa Hemsley, Holly Branson, Rukmini Iyer and more TBA

Date: Wednesday 7th March, 2018

Venue: The Like A Woman Bookshop by Penguin Books
1-3 Rivington Street

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More about the books

Eat Happy: 30-minute Feelgood Food

Melissa Hemsley

"I adore Melissa and her food. This is carefree, quick cooking with a sense of fun, and just happens to be good for you.” ANNA JONES
"I'm a huge fan and love how Melissa champions the message that good healthy food needn't be complicated, scary or time consuming. This beautiful new book is packed with dreamy recipes.” FEARNE COTTON
"Don't think I've ever met anyone with such a passion, love and joy for food. She's amazing!” GIOVANNA FLETCHER

Delicious quick and easy meals with a Hemsley twist.

Bestselling home cook and co-author of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, Melissa Hemsley of Hemsley + Hemsley, presents flavourful and veg-packed dishes.

Featuring supermarket ingredients, simple methods, and tips and tricks to make no-fuss great food, Eat Happy is designed to see you through the whole week - tempting breakfasts to family dinners and lunches, as well as party food, snacks, baking, desserts, drinks, and simple, healthier versions of takeaway favourites.

Comfort and indulgence are at the heart of Melissa healthy food, with plenty of ideas for everyday meals, batch cooking, cutting down on kitchen waste, and dishes that can be enjoyed for supper and leftovers for a packed lunch.

Amongst the 120 brand-new recipes are, Breaded Chicken Katsu Curry, Sesame Salmon with Miso Veg Traybake, Roast Carrots with Pomegranate Molasses and Pistachios, Coconut Chocolate Clusters and Ginger Fruit Loaf.

These are delicious alternatives and satisfying treats that encourage even the most time-poor cook to take pleasure in healthy fast food that puts taste first.

The Roasting Tin

Rukmini Iyer

Pop your ingredients in a tin and let the oven do the work.

The Roasting Tin has recipes for 75 delicious one dish dinners ranging from chicken traybakes to supergrains. The concept is simple: fresh, easy ingredients, a few minutes prep, and let the oven do the work. Each chapter also includes a helpful infographic for how to build you own roasting tin dinner using whatever is in your fridge tonight.

These quick, clever and delicious recipes are for anyone who wants to eat nutritious food made from scratch that fits around their busy lives. (And for anyone who doesn't like washing up).

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