Just Women

Just Women

Archive Interviews from 2016
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Just Women is introduced by two of the following presenters – Alison Florence, Jackie Mitchell, Doreen Pipe, Sharon Finch, Ivana O'Brien, Anne Twist and Jay Bayliss.

Our team is enthusiastic and ready to hear from any women in the local area who are actively involved with kids activities, or have an interesting career or who enable other women to improve and enhance their lives – email JustWomen@brooklandsradio.co.uk with any suggestions.

We talk to a maximum of 3 local women each week about one of the three areas below, to hear their experiences or ask for professional advice:

You can listen to interviews from 2015 by clicking Just Women 2015 Archive

You can listen to interviews from 2014 by clicking Just Women 2014 Archive

You can listen to interviews from before 2014 by clicking Just Women Pre 2014 Archive.

If you'd like to ask a question or make a comment before the programme, to any of the guests listed below, please email JustWomen@brooklandsradio.co.uk or on the day studio@brooklandsradio.co.uk

Previous Guests

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20 Dec 2016 Just Women at Christmas. A Christmas special with the JW team of Alison Florence, Anne Twist, Doreen Pipe, Ivana O'Brien, Jackie Mitchell and Sharon Finch.
13 Dec 2016 Julie Parker founded Bravo, and now working as a virtual assistant, proving PA support to a variety of clients www.bravovirtualoffice.co.uk
13 Dec 2016 Caroline Edwards, of Oasis Child Care, she founded the charity 20 years ago to support vulnerable children and families, by establishing a range of preventative services as well as safeguarding services for children at risk of abuse. www.oasischildcare.co.uk
13 Dec 2016 Caroline Bateman started her own company Achieve Now, to help dyslexic children. By partnering with parents and schools, Achieve Now empowers dyslexic children to achieve their full potential. Caroline is dyslexic herself as well as her 3 children. www.achievenow.org.uk
06 Dec 2016 Lou Requena, who trained in Tai Chi and Qigong and is also an intuitive coach and mentor. She will be talking about the effects of trauma in childhood and our mental health.
06 Dec 2016 Merinda D'Aprano is the Head of Notre Dame Prep school and has written a book Head Teacher in Your Pocket: The Essential Guide to Your Prep School Journey. She is also a musician who composes choral music and plays the Bodhran (an Irish framed drum).
06 Dec 2016 Lorraine Tarbitten is an independent distributor for Synergy, which sells products designed to restore energy and vitality, after suffering from ill health herself. www.the-lp-partnership.com
29 Nov 2016 Lindsay Allsop talks about how she started her new clothing business French fashion collection Captain Tortue www.en.captaintortuegroup.com
29 Nov 2016 Tiia Sammallahti, group leader of Surrey area of Driven Woman, a new life working concept for women. www.drivenwoman.co.uk
29 Nov 2016 Philippa Hennessy editor of Darling magazine for North Surrey has been awarded Best Franchisee in this year's Best Business Women awards - a fantastic recognition of the magazines success four years on since its launch. www.darlingmagazine.co.uk
15 Nov 2016 Clare Cross, of Raycross Interiors, is organising a Christmas Charity event in aid of White Lodge Centre, on 24th November. Guests can browse the Christmas offerings whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles and being served canapés. Raycross Interiors specialise in high quality kitchens and more.
15 Nov 2016 Sally Dick who volunteers on The Impossible Dream. Find out how this adapted craft does trips on The Thames for disabled children and adults in Surrey. Moored in Shepperton there has been fun and fresh air on board this summer and bookings continue to be taken to sail on her.
15 Nov 2016 Pauline Hedges supports Parity a charity for people with multiple disabilities. Never one to dodge a challenge she did a Wing Walk to raise funds for Parity. Find out what it's like to reach for the skies! www.parityfordisability.org.uk
08 Nov 2016 Gail Cramp is the Chairman of Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets. This vibrant unit near Walton provides training and skills for local youngsters. Gail is currently raising funds to improve their facility, plus she will be telling us what being a Sea Cadet in 2016 is all about. www.sea-cadets.org
08 Nov 2016 Zoe Cano, writer, photographer and adventurer has written her 2nd book Southern Escapades, the follow up to Bonneville go or bust. On her Triumph Bonneville she traveled back roads of The Florida Panhandle, Alabama and Georgia, meeting extraordinary people. www.zoecano.com
01 Nov 2016 Lynne Skinner, Snr Manager South East, Young Enterprise. Helping young people understand business , supporting, mentoring and helping young people achieve their full potential.www.young-enterprise.org.uk
01 Nov 2016 Carolyne Cross, owner of Omni The Salon, which opened two weeks ago and Sophie Collette from Omni talk about the salon and the Dr Schrammek Green Peel facial. www.omnithesalon.co.uk
01 Nov 2016 Fiona Ross is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and has just launched The Gratitude Breakthough programme. She will also talk about how the Virtual Gastric Band programme can help with weight loss. In the New Year she launches the Alcohol Reduction Programme too! www.fiona-ross.com
25 Oct 2016 Mandy Dineley of Dineley-Peney Music. Mandy is a vocalist who has been singing professionally for over 25 years, around the UK on the cabaret circuit, as a singer songwriter for film scores, jingles and ringtones and more.
25 Oct 2016 Emily Boulting from River House Barn Arts Centre in Walton, is running a book fair with a range of authors on Saturday 29 October. www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
25 Oct 2016 The Weird Sisters Theatre Company. Shortlisted for a Best in Brighton Fringe Award, for their play Airswimming, which is now being shown at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 4 and 5 November. www.ws-theatre.com
18 Oct 2016 Kristie Smillie Personal stylist offers several personal styling services such as wardrobe edit, as well as workshops on Find a Your Perfect Jeans.www.kirstismillie.com
18 Oct 2016 Nicky Kriel, social media guru, will talk about her new book, The Essential Guide to Social Media Sales Success. www.nickykriel.com
18 Oct 2016 Leonie Wright from Eatwright will talk about becoming healthier, fitter and slimmer, with a lasting result.
11 Oct 2016 Lyn Derrington talks about youth projects locally. Supported by volunteers they range from Public Speaking, to gardening, and fundraising in their local community.
11 Oct 2016 Norma Kent from Care in Shepperton talks about Toilet Twinning with the mission statement Flush Away Poverty. www.care-in-Shepperton.org.uk
Norma and Lynn Derrington also talk about Walk The Walk, the local charity which has raised over £100 million to fund work into Breast Cancer.
27 Sep 2016 Claire McMillan teaches the 3 Principles model of psychological understanding, or 3Ps. For over 20 years Claire has been helping people with their psychological wellbeing, find out more about this with Claire, on the show. www.creativechange.co.uk
27 Sep 2016 Amanda Free of Surbiton will be talking about the benefits of Bikram Yoga, her practice and retreats that she delivers in France. http://www.bikramyogasurbiton.com
20 Sep 2016 For nearly a decade Joanna Marshall from Kokoh Chocolates has been making handmade chocolate from the finest ingredients from around the world. https://www.facebook.com/Kokoh-Chocolate-366387026788323/
20 Sep 2016 Nora Zimerman, graphic designer and web site coach, runs The Website School Programme, an online course helping business owners to create easy to maintain web sites. www.norazimerman.com
20 Sep 2016 Claire Dyson is a counsellor specialising in helping people whose eating feels compulsive and addictive through the "Understanding Your Eating" programme. This helped her end 35 years of yo-yo dieting. www.untangleyourlife.co.uk
02 Aug 2016 The summer chat show with Ivana O'Brien, Doreen Pipe, Sharon Finch, Alison Florence, Jackie Mitchell and Jay Baylis. The JW team catchup on what they will be doing during the holidays and looking back on some past amazing guests!
26 Jul 2016 Melanie Hill is a Volunteer Coordinator at The Shooting Star Chase Hospice, talksg about what sort of roles volunteers are needed for and Jill Bennett, a volunteer at the Hospice tells us what she gains from the work that she does. www.shootingstarchase.org.uk
26 Jul 2016 Laura Scott is from www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk. An ex chef turned cookery tutor, who is also a freelance food writer for Essence Magazine, Time and Leisure online and The Windsor Magazine, doing foodie pages and articles for them and she also runs a monthly supper club
19 Jul 2016 Yvette Stevenson-Munitz of SAsafari, which creates personalised safari itineraries , based on their intimate local knowledge of South Africa's most wild and exclusive places. wwwSAsafari.com
19 Jul 2016 Kate Darracott from Microbarbox, which provides a minibar box delivered to your home in a box! She also runs a monthly tasting club to sample gin and cocktails. www.microbarbox.com
12 Jul 2016 Julie Blair The Principal and Head of School at the new Chertsey College, which opens this coming academic year. Her team have been facing the exciting challenge of converting an empty office into a college, to welcome the students. 07508730611
12 Jul 2016 Diana Boulter www.dbaspeakers.com Diana runs DBA Speakers, representing top name speakers. She recently raised £3000 at the Wonderful Women fundraising dinner, at which Brooklands Radio received a community award!
12 Jul 2016 Claire Evans producer, will be telling us about the new play, By my Strength at Fredrick's Place EC2. The play is part of So and So Arts Club and The Women and War Festival 18-31 July. http://charlotteepeters.wix.com/bymystrength
05 Jul 2016 Elizabeth Hutton C.E.O. Of Kicks Count - a charity educating parents and health professionals about a healthy pregnancy. and the importance of a baby's movement during pregnancy. www.kickscount.org.uk
05 Jul 2016 Tashara Forrest, singer song writer and life style coach. She regularly performs as a soloist, accompanied by a guitarist, with a repertoire of covers and original songs. www.tasharaforrest.com
28 Jun 2016 Yasmine Giles, Professional singer musician will talk about her forthcoming One Woman Show at The Vera Fletcher Hall, East Molesey. www.verafletcherhall.co.uk
28 Jun 2016 Gintare Lisauskiene of Blossom and Jasmine offers the ultimate in beauty and luxury spa therapy. Known by celebrities, MPs, and TV presenters. Blossom and Jasmine offers sumptuous beauty and health treatments to leave you feeling fantastic. www.blossomandjasmine.com
28 Jun 2016 Justine Talbot from Justine's Cakes will discuss how she built a business up from a hobby and how she produces a whole range of celebration cakes, cupcakes and sugar flowers. www.cakesofstyle.co.uk
21 Jun 2016 Mette Theilmann parenting coach offers parental support in an individual, workshop, school or corporate environment. Mette set up Parenting Success Coaching in 2006 and has a passion for helping people with their parenting skills. www.parentingsuccesscoaching.com.
21 Jun 2016 Anitra Camargo is the owner of Home Instead Senior Care (Windsor/Runnymede) which provides at-home care services for older people so they can remain living in their own homes. www.homeinstead.co.uk/windsor-runnymede-anitra-camargo.
14 Jun 2016 Vivienne James, President Ottershaw W.I. These ladies are so not just about Jam and Jerusalem ! Hear what the W.I. Can offer you. It's been inspiring women in innovative ways for 101 years. www.ottershawwi.btck.co.uk
14 Jun 2016 Emma Newman from Morrisons Solicitors aims to help her clients by keeping them out of court and using a more holistic way of dealing with marriage breakdown. www.morrlaw.com
14 Jun 2016 Carrie Foreman, from Carrie Wardrobe, is a personal stylist and shopper from Claygate. She shows us how shopping can be fun, liberating and not cost the earth! www.carriewardrobe.com
31 May 2016 Julie Watts helps with all your family law problems including divorce, separation, financial issues and child arrangements - whether in or out of court. As a practicing solicitor for over 20 years, she has extensive experience in resolving all family matters. www.juliewattsfamilylaw.co.uk
31 May 2016 Tessa Bailey from Cancer Research UKs Race for Life, which is coming to Surrey in June. Find out how you can run or support this amazing female only event to end Cancer sooner. raceforlife.cancerreseachuk.org
24 May 2016 Mangit Gill who runs a charity aiming to provide all women with menstrual dignity. She has set up projects in India, Nairobi and London. www.binti.co.uk
24 May 2016 Susannah Rickards is an award winning short fiction writer. She is finishing her creative writing PhD for which she has written a crime novel. susannahrickardsblogspot.co.uk
17 May 2016 Clare Cross from family business Raycross Interiors, which has just celebrated its 40th anniversary, will talk about the three levels of service they offer from design to project managing of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms as well as their showrooms in Byfleet. www.raycross.co.uk
17 May 2016 Helen Cammack is co founder of Interests Me, which launched in Surrey in January this year. It provides an email newsletter tool for voluntary organisations and small businesses to help them promote themselves and communicate with their www.interests.me
17 May 2016 Nicola Withycombe from Kids Come First which offers a unique adult learning programme that supports parents whilst focussing on the needs of children during separation and divorce. www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk
10 May 2016 Sophie King is Miss Surrey. Sophie overcame Meningitis a year ago to be crowned Miss Surrey 2016. With two degrees and a member of Mensa, she is aiming to lift the crown as Miss Charity GB along the way to The Miss GB finals 2016. Find out about the challenge she has set to achieve her goal! Instagram @officialsophieking
03 May 2016 Amanda Salmon from Home-Start Spelthorne. This charity offers support and friendship for families with young children, with a team of trained parent volunteers, who give their support on a weekly basis, an extra pair of vital hands for families! www.home-startspelthorne.org
03 May 2016 Joanna Elding from Bourne Valley Garden Centre, in Addlestone. A gem of a centre with amazing plants, garden equipment and gifts, and a friendly farm shop too. Joanna is the buyer at this garden centre www.bournevalleygardencentre.co.uk
03 May 2016 Catherine Young, The Soul Mother Coach uses NLP, hypnotherapy, relationship attachments, meditation, mindfulness, Reiki, Inner child healing and the law of attraction to help women connect to their inner soul woman, often for the first time. www.soulmothercoach.com
26 Apr 2016 Natasha Poffley of the English Charm Co, producing bespoke keepsake jewellery from impressions or your children's artwork. www.theenglishcharmco.co.uk
26 Apr 2016 Eileen Vincett is the Co Founder of Land of Ed. She designs beautiful, functional baby-bags that support children's educational initiatives around the world. www.landofed.com
19 Apr 2016 Patsyann Rose runs Barnfield Riding School including equine care and exercises, as well as private riding lessons. The school offers a Riding for Disabled programme for riders with physical challenges or learning disabilities. www.barnfieldridingschool.org
19 Apr 2016 Sara Ward who runs Rewards Dog Training, will talk about her personal approach to dog training for puppies and dogs. She is a member of The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme and London Area Coordinator for Bedlington Terrier Rescue. www.rewardsdogtraining.co.uk
19 Apr 2016 Heidi Eldridge Founder of the MAMA Academy charity. Their slogan is Positive about Pregnancy. They work with midwives and mums to be to promote a healthy baby and reduce stillbirths, of which the U.K has one of the highest rates in Europe. www.mamaacademy.org.uk
12 Apr 2016 Rick Scholefield chairman of Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway. A gem of a steam railway for all the family run by volunteers. Rick owns one of the steam trains giving rides during the weekend.www.hamptonkemptonrailway.org.uk
12 Apr 2016 Sarah Tune, Walton-based gardener. After 20 years working for a local garden centres and events including Hampton Court Flower show, she has now setup a new garden design business called Cherry Shed. www.cherryshed.net
05 Apr 2016 Jessica Edgar STARS Performing Arts Shepperton. Winner of Surrey Rising Star Young Business Woman 2016. Jess runs classes for children to feel safe, happy, and have fun with dance, drama and musical theatre, and adults too! www.sheppertonstars.co.uk
05 Apr 2016 Jill Green, fundraiser for Eikon. This Surrey based charity offers support to vulnerable young people. Positive role modelling for young people is a fundamental part of the charity's work. www.eikon.org.uk
05 Apr 2016 Amanda Free of Surbiton. Amanda will be talking about the benefits of Bikram Yoga, her practice and retreats that she delivers in France. www.bikramyogasurbiton.com
29 Mar 2016 Tamsyn Ward of Tamsyn Ward Solicitors. Specialising in Wills, Power of Attorney, Deputyship, Estate Administration. Tamsyn offers individual and professional guidance that supports you every step of the way. www.tamsynwardsolicitors.co.uk
29 Mar 2016 Gwen Petitpierre of Good Life Gateway. How can Worm Wee, Cossack Comfrey, and Nettle Nosh improve your garden? (Organic Plant tonics made from recycled organic matter). Gwen changed from a city career to making organic products for our gardens. www.goodlifegateway.com
22 Mar 2016 Diana Moran, The Green Goddess, talks about her life and career in broadcasting, as an actress and model, author and much more. She is an inspiration with her energy and great humour and how to keep fit. At 77 years, she works with charities for cerebral palsy and Cancer Research.
08 Mar 2016 Liz Kirk who is an expert in further education choices, she will be talking to us about the process of applying to university and offering some tips regarding writing a compelling personal statement. www.lizkirk.co.uk
08 Mar 2016 Chloe Greenbank and Lops Twine of Woo and Blue, an online store selling keepsakes and toys to treasure. Woo and Blue are two delightfully playful toddlers on a mission to capture the quintessential magic of childhood with their pick of toys and gifts. www.wooandblue.com
01 Mar 2016 Zoe Cano, writer, photographer and adventurer has just written her 2nd book Southern Escapades, the follow up to Bonneville go or bust. On her Triumph Bonneville she traveled forgotten back roads of The Florida Panhandle, Alabama and Georgia. www.zoecano.com
01 Mar 2016 Abbie McMurray is a volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind. She has formed a special bond with both owner and dog, during the weekly meetings that she has with them, whilst she has been studying for her fine arts degree. www.guidedogs.org.uk
23 Feb 2016 Karen Chapman, is an interior designer and soft furnishing specialist, who owns Renaissance Interiors. She has recently won an industry award and will work with Marwell Zoo and her company will be celebrating its 25th birthday this year. www.interiordesignersuk.org
23 Feb 2016 Samantha Thurlby-Brooks from Mumanu will be talking about the benefits of pregnancy massage and how she tailors the massage to each woman's needs, using specialist techniques. www.mumanu.co.uk
23 Feb 2016 Kitty Chow began practising hot Bikram yoga 5 years ago. She found it difficult to find yoga clothing that was not see through and too revealing. So after many years working in IT she decided to set up her own yoga clothing shop, called Bodhi Me www.bodhime.com
16 Feb 2016 Susannah Rickards is an award winning short fiction writer. She has appeared on BBC Radio plus magazines and her collected stories Hot Kitchen Snow, won the Scott Prize. She is in the final stages of a creative writing PhD studentship at Northumbria University with her crime novel.
16 Feb 2016 Marili Aitken www.mariliskincare.com is the creator of an award winning organic range of children's bath and body products. Themed around 5 African animals who live on the banks of The Zambezi river. Marili will be telling us about her inspiration to create this new brand.
09 Feb 2016 Jeannette Hyde, www.jeannettehyde.com has written her first book, The Gut Makeover, which includes 50 family friendly recipes. True well being begins with bacteria in the gut and Jeannette will take us through its real benefits to our health
09 Feb 2016 Amber Evans www.muddystilettos.co.uk/surrey is an influential lifestyle blog for smart and sassy fun loving and funky female readers! Founded in 2012 by Hero Brown this award winning blog has so much to offer so find out more from Amber today!
09 Feb 2016 Libby Punter https://www.facebook.com/CAMDY-125188727640213/ A holiday in the sun changed Libby's life forever. She now helps young people in Trinidad who have a poor chance of getting a job. She now ships donated clothes, educational equipment and essentials to Trinidad.
02 Feb 2016 Bybreen Samuels. Author of Non-Profit Booster - 10 steps to building a successful organisation. www.nonprofitbooster.com Bybreen shares insights about non-profit development, the power of astrology, and vegetarian cooking.
02 Feb 2016 Maria Franzoni www.mariafranzoni.com UK based speaker and advisory bureau with a global reputation working with some of the most renowned thinkers and practitioners in the world today.
26 Jan 2016 Charmaine Mace. Regional Director , Athena business women's network will be discussing the benefits of networking, what Athena offers and how she set up her business. www.theathenanetwork.co.uk
26 Jan 2016 Siobhan Pestano from Calmer Creatures is a zoopharmacognosist who helps animals heal themselves using natural medicinal compounds in plants. www.calmercreatures.co.uk
19 Jan 2016 Helen Dyne is an amazing, self taught glass artist specialising in painted, intricate glass inspired by nature and lovingly made in her Surrey studio. Facebook Helen Dyne Glass Design
19 Jan 2016 Narinder Kaur of The Travel Agency, who was in international marketing, started up a year ago, and offers specialist assistance in choosing holidays all around the world. www.the-travel-agency.co.uk
12 Jan 2016 Norma Kent talks about volunteering with Shepperton Care. A group of volunteer drivers and escorts who work within TW17, helping people with doctors and hospital appointment transport.
12 Jan 2016 Mariette Jansen is a life coach and she will talk about 20 key questions for optimal work life style balance plus a free e book!
05 Jan 2016 Doreen Pipe presents a special programme on The White Lodge Centre in Chertsey.

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