HerStory – Ruth Sacks: From France to Construction, Consultancy and Academia

‘Would you tell us your story? How you got to where you are?’ WomenUP (Anna) asked so here goes: My professional life is rooted in the desire to enjoy my work, its content, the people and its lifestyle and culture, to learn and develop, to have fun and earn enough to have some fun. At…

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HerStory – Pamela Meekings-Stewart: Often When I’m Asked…

Often when I’m asked, “Who are you?” or “What do you do?” I’ll answer with, “How long have you got?”  This is not because I intend to launch into some long-winded explanation of my identity or my job but because I do rather a lot of things for a living: – Health Retreat Owner and…

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HerStory – JoAnn Hamilton: A Multi-Potentialite Work in Progress

I am a continual work in progress. My journey began almost 38.5 years ago and it keeps going. To begin with, I was never that person who always knew what they wanted to do. As a child I had many interests. I was a trained dancer and performed professionally and continued to do so up…

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HerStory – Jules Bannister: From Journalism to Recording Co, TV, Radio, Theatre, Performing and back to Journalism!

Having always been a rebel in one way or another, I must start by saying that I have never felt the need to make excuses or apologise for having a career history that moves along multiple paths.  As we know, life often heads us off at the pass, but I regard all my experiences as…

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HerStory – Alexis Costello: Kinesiology Diva in the Jungle

A level one Touch For Health class is a curious thing. It is often an individuals first experience with trying to muscle test someone and they will go from utter disbelief that such a thing works so easily, to pure joy, to crazy overwhelm and back again over the course of a weekend. When I…

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HerStory – Pat Duckworth – from Senior Civil Service to Exhilarating Entrepreneur

My epiphany moment happened in a central London park in Spring 2009. Picture the scene: I am walking to my office in Parliament Square through St James’s Park. It’s a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and as I look across the lake I can see Buckingham Palace gleaming in the distance. Big Ben is…

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HerStory: Dr Becca Moore – From Medical School to Perinatal Psychiatrist… and more!

My journey to Medical School was pretty straightforward, endless studying and a desire to be a doctor stemming from lots of exposure to hospitals as a patient with childhood cancer and severe Asthma. I am pretty sure Dr Carter ER played a role too, be still my teenage heart! My first jobs passed in a blur of long…

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HerStory: Elaine Slatter – Sometimes your passion comes like a thunderbolt out of the sky

Sometimes your passion comes like a thunderbolt out of the sky, a true awakening, that you have to pursue in that moment, but other times it’s a slow evolution, a path you discover when you least expect it. For me, my passion to empower, support and mentor women entrepreneurs was the latter kind, a slow…

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HerStory: Victoria Leo – Stress Busting for Entrepreneurs

You’ve watched Star Trek or similar TV and movies, right?  Or a horror film that starts with a walk into a newly-opened tomb?  So you’ve seen this plot before: the explorers enter a derelict spaceship or Egyptian tomb or <fill in the blanks> and an alien entity enters their bodies and takes over their minds. …

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