Day 3. Panel: Mental health matters: finding balance

9. PANEL Mental health matters

Senior retailers share how they are nailing work–life balance. Learn how they structure their days and what they do to separate work from home. 

This is a recording of the session that took place 10:20 - 10:50 on Wednesday 17 June during the Be Inspired Virtual Conference 2020.

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In a world where we are ‘on’ 24/7 and the boundaries between work and home have become more blurred than ever, it can be difficult to switch off.

From flexible hours and working well from home to online yoga classes and taking walks, in this panel we will hear from senior retailers who are nailing the work–life balance.

Learn how they structure their days and discover what they do to separate work from home.


  • Gill Smith, MD, The Perfume Shop
  • Jan Duckworth, Head of Marketing, Sofology
  • Jade Stanley, Senior Client Manager, Spotify
  • Phil Dobson, Founder, BrainWorkshops

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