#HearstInspires takes London

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Last night, 200 women and, yes, men poured in to the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre to hear five Hearst editors – ELLE’s Lorraine Candy, Louise Court (Cosmopolitan), Lindsay Nicholson (Good Housekeeping), David Moynihan (Digital Spy) and Sarah Bailey (Red) – plus compere Miranda Sawyer discuss what it means to be empowered, as part of the Hearst Empowering Women initiative.

Here are 10 brilliant, inspirational points they raised – as highlighted by you on Twitter

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'Education is incredibly empowering for girls - they can then continue learning as women says @SarahRedMag. Hear hear!' - Theirworld @theirworld

'To have an empowered woman, you need an enlightened man' - natalie blackhurst ?@NBlackhurst

'Language needs to change. "Mothercare" should be "Parentcare." Fancy dress options shouldn't follow gender stereotypes' - Matilda & Quinn ?@matildaandquinn

'Remember, all bad experiences turn into good anecdotes' - genius confidence tip @msmirandasawyer' - TamiM ????? ?@TaminaMM

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'Women need that knowledge of what it takes to succeed. Frankly, talent is not enough. You have to be tactical - @GHeditor' - Barbara Kasumu ?@barbarakasumu

'Voice and choice are the key words' - @LorraineELLE on feminism' - Maya Dibley ?@xbluexskiesx

'"Have a bit chutzpah when you make a mistake". #wisewords @LouiseCosmoEd' - Amy Carter ?@AmyC1706

'We'll have equality when we have mediocre women in top jobs - mediocre men have been there for years' - @GHeditor *cheers* - ELLEUK ?@ELLEUK

'The thing that will keep you going is 'The family behind you and the family ahead of you' - nicely put from @LorraineELLE' - Maya Dibley @xbluexskiesx

'Be the heroine in your life, not the victim.' - Kathy Cakebread ?@kathcake

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