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Roll on the third revolution for women!

HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington brought her vision for a better approach to success to the UK - the Third Metric.

Bringing together leading female CEOs and leaders in meditation and mindfulness, the panel looked at how people in Britain could have more wellbeing and balance in their lives, in addition to juggling a job, kids and all the stresses of modern living. beyond just money and power.

Read the live blog of the #ThirdMetric conference as it happened, and see how you can get involved in the conversation. Do tell us what you think in the comments below.

Tweet us @HuffPostUK and @HuffPoLifestyle using the hashtag #thirdmetric.

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  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, delivers a keynote speech to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Carla Buzasi Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post introducing Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, to those attending The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Carla Buzasi introduces Arianna Huffington at The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London.

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Carla Buzasi introduces Arianna Huffington at The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Carla Buzasi introduces Arianna Huffington at The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Arianna Huffington introduces The Third Metric <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/29/third-metric-uk-arianna-huffington-uk_n_3671036.html" target="_blank">Follow the live blog here</a>

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Mark Williams joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Cilla Snowball joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Cilla Snowball joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Katie Hopkins joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Katie Hopkins joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Katie Hopkins joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Rich Pierson joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Rich Pierson joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

  • The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington Redefines Success At UK Event

    Mark Williams (C) joins Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and her panel of experts, attend The Third Metric Conference at BAFTA, London

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"I think if you take an American approach to Brits, we'll turn away. I think the solution is to get people to do it for 6 weeks and just see how it affects their productivity. To step back.

One of our clients is West Ham football club. A big group of lads did not like yoga being forced upon them but after a couple of months they started making extra appointments because they noticed the difference in their game.

If we can get West Ham United, then we can get most other Brits involved, I'd say."

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ARIANNA: That would be my assumption. Judging by our panellists and what's happening at P&G. But that isn't necessarily the case. But Rich from Headspace might know more?

RICH: We work with an investment bank - who I can't name - there were 700 people. It was the quietest, most attentive. We've worked with Selfridges, West Coast tech companies. When you show people the signs, that their brain changes shape when they meditate. Bit to do with positive emotions gets stronger, when you say you can become a corporate athlete, then it is a different conversation.

If you can take it out of the 'woo-woo' crystal healing fluffiness, that's when people get it. I think it's there. Our biggest success has been in Britain.

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ARIANNA: When I talk about this being the third revolution, the first being the vote, the second being work equality, the third is about redefining success and the world in which we are competing.

It isn't enough to say I want my place at the top in this broken world.

Men are a big part of this revolution.

The CEO of US healthcare AETNA had an accident and made meditation available to everyone in his company of thousands.

John Mackey of Whole Foods spoke of his own personal transformation.

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As Roisin says, she was honouring other people's ideas of what the perfect husband should be.

There are a million ways to live your life. No matter what the world says or the cultural expectations, live your own life. So many people lead other people's perceptions of success. They don't notice they are miserable because they think they are successful.

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Roisin: With my husband, I always described him as a fling. 7 years later, we got married! He's the opposite of me, but I can't live without him. I think we are different - kids, philosophies about life - but that's what makes us stronger.

I think a partner is so important. I'd find it difficult to juggle 3 kids without him. He's my sounding board and my best friend.

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As Arianna says, this awareness is happening. The idea of 'mind health' not mental health. It's a preventative measure. Before you hit that wall. Healthcare is about people who have hit the wall.

We know we need to look after our bodies, we don't know that we have to look after our mind.

The stresses of the world are getting worse, not getting better.

Life doesn't stop because you start doing this stuff, it just makes it a much easier process.

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Men have designed the world based on sports and war metaphors. We're killing it, crushing it.

The CEO of Dreamworks has changed. He used to say: "If you don't come to the office on Saturday, don't bother coming Sunday."

But he's changed his attitude to this. The world is changing, it's already happening. All we can do is scale it. Let's hear from a man!

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ROISIN: Your company should invest in people, we respect people by changing. Individuals we need to look at changing, managers should look at how they can help.

We have sleep pods.We spent a lot of time looking at what helps. We've cut travel by 75%, so travelling to meetings. We can work effectively in different ways, technology helps us hugely.

When I get home at 5.30pm, I spend time with my kids. They help me with PowerPoint, I help with physics. You have to set the rules. the days of corporation are past. It's individual teams working in different ways.

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We're trying to introduce this into schools. Is there meditation and mindfulness happening in the schools. People say: "What?" Some primary schools are doing it. Many secondary schools are doing it. The word is spreading.

Children learn this easily. That's how they all start. They are fascinated with little things until we pull them along and say we are late.

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Mentors are important, says Cilla.

Arianna adds: "Blog about it on @HuffPostUK

@HuffPostUK. There is a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women. There is nothing more wonderful than helping other women fulfill their dreams."

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We need to teach empathy to children and young people. I'd like to open it up to questions?

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What nourishes us seems to be most dispensible, and the truth is that it is not.

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A year or so after I acquired Escada - we have stores in 8- countries and employ 2000 people. The first year we were expanding and I was travelling all the time.

I did a day trip to Korea one week and spending time in LA. It was intense. At the same time I had a very young family, two kids under 3, a husband with a demanding job.

I didn't want to compromise, I loved my job but I wanted to be a great mum, and wanted to do things for myself.

But I had to take a step back and re-examine my life. Soul searching.

How was I going to fit all this in and find balance?

What worked for me was putting structure. I had to make some golden rules.

An hour an evening I take the phone off the hook.

Sat morning, I talk to my mum.

Fridays once a month I catch up with my girlfriends.

Some say human connections are spontaneous but if you don't make time, some things do fall by the wayside.

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Next is Megha Mittal, the chairman and managing director of Escada. Megha turned Escada from a virtually bankcrupt company into a profit-making global fashion house. She says her family keeps her grounded and that reading is her “escape”.

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There is a mis-conception that you need to stop thoughts but the key is 'finding space'.

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Speaking now is Roisin Donnelly @roisinjane

Roisin Donnelly’s company is a household name - she’s chief marketing officer for Proctor & Gamble UK. She also sits on the fundraising, marketing and communications board for Cancer Research UK.

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James runs @Yoga_at

"I started out trying to do what would impress other people but what changed my reference point, and feelings was that this other passion had taken over.

In 2010 I was on holiday and I was thinking about what to do next. And so I wanted to spend the rest of my working career doing something I was passionate about.

People who do meditation or yoga do those things because they felt stressed. I think stress is about how you make it work. the stress of doing something you don't enjoy - that is existential stress - I found more difficult than work pressures.

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James Muthana, founder of Yogaat takes to the podium, James used to be a stressed out city banker and left to follow his passion - yoga.

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Read how he did it here.

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95% of the things we worry about never happen anyway. My own techniques - I think I break all of the rules Rich has just outlined! - but if you don't love your job, you can't make it all work. If you're a parents and your kids are unhappy and unhealthy then that's a concern.

The recognition that I can't get everything done is actually fine. If you think about what you have to be thankful for, you can centre yourself. I do check emails on holiday because it works for me, and I never get on top of my emails. But for me, finding special moments is key.

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Group CEO of AMV BBDO, Cilla went from a new business director to managing the conglomerate of six companies that make up the advertising company. She's one of the 100 'Most Powerful Women' in Britain, according to BBC's Woman's Hour.

Busy woman, non? Find out how she relaxes here.

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