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Just Women

Just Women

(formerly Fabulous Women)

Every Tuesday at 1pm

Just talking to interesting, intriguing and inspiring women of all ages
Repeated on Thursdays at 8pm.
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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 new 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 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:

Kids Work Life
Pre/post natal, new mums, primary age, teenagers,
students, empty nest
Return to work, starting work, career progression, redundancy, retirement, starting/running a business Self improvement, health, fitness, money, travel, relationships, spirituality, elderly parents

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

You can listen to interviews from 2014 by clicking Just Women 2014 Archive
or for earlier interviews and Summer Specials, 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 or on the day

Next programme

24 May 2016 Presented by Alison Florence and Jackie Mitchell

Previous Guests

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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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
26 Apr 2016 Natasha Poffley of the English Charm Co, producing bespoke keepsake jewellery from impressions or your children's artwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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, 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 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 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. Bybreen shares insights about non-profit development, the power of astrology, and vegetarian cooking.
02 Feb 2016 Maria Franzoni 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.
26 Jan 2016 Siobhan Pestano from Calmer Creatures is a zoopharmacognosist who helps animals heal themselves using natural medicinal compounds in plants.
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.
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.
22 Dec 2015 Charlotte Mitchell who is a graduate who is deciding on her future career path, including journalism.
22 Dec 2015 Olivia O'Brien, an undergraduate at the University of Bath and
Holly Twist, an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge will be speaking about their university life along with the highs and lows.
15 Dec 2015 The Just Women Christmas Chat Show with Doreen Pipe, Ivana O'Brien, Sharon Finch and Jackie Mitchell, and a Happy Christmas from all The JW Team!
08 Dec 2015 Alison Nicol is one of the founders of the theatre company Weird Sisters.
08 Dec 2015 Carolyne Cross, principal, Omni Academy of Beauty, will discuss how she rebranded the business and how The Academy helps women forge new careers in the beauty business.
01 Dec 2015 Ros Lamb from Phabsail Littleton. A small, friendly sailing club for disabled children and adults. Members enjoy sailing in specially adapted boats, from April - October, plus sea and rive trips too!
01 Dec 2015 Jasna Vantur, musical director. Will be talking about her choir Thameside Harmony Chorus.
24 Nov 2015 Chloe Haywood, hat maker, runs Hatastic and talks about inspiration for her hat designs and how she won the Made in Britain Award at the BTAA Fashion Accessory of the Year Awards.
24 Nov 2015 Anda Ho Community Fundraiser for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.
24 Nov 2015 Charlene Peterson from Peterson's Fund for Children, a local charity that supports children in Surrey who struggle with cerebral palsy and other similar mental / physical disabilities.
17 Nov 2015 Janet White, group marketing manager for BTU Group, (building services, boilers and swimming pools). They also have Britten's restaurant described as one of Guildford's only independent restaurants with ex MasterChef contestant Daniel Britten
17 Nov 2015 Zoe Bennett is a Claygate Pilates instructor. She will be telling us about her Reformer studio , which she has in her back garden. It is a machine that can make a dramatic impact on your body, just in time for Christmas!
10 Nov 2015 Nina Barough CBE is the Founder and CE of Walk the Walk. Now in its 20th year the Woking based breast cancer charity has raised in excess of £100 million to date! The flagship event is The MoonWalk London on 14th May 2016
03 Nov 2015 Pat Leigh from Inner Wheel District 14 1000's of women in the U.K. belong making it one of the U.K's largest women's volunteer groups. It has historical links with Rotary International and clubs in 103 countries.
03 Nov 2015 Ginetta George of Dogfit promotes canicrossing - the new fun way to get fit running with your dog using specially designed hands-free equipment where you are attached to each other whilst running and your dog pulls out in front.
27 Oct 2015 Sameena Thompson from talks about her fantastic dining events and personalised catering services for private parties. Sameena also tells us about her 1 day cookery classes, which will be run locally.
27 Oct 2015 Rebecca Dance, talks about her company that focuses on business development, event management, and marketing. She will also be promoting a networking event on 18th November, in Guildford.
20 Oct 2015 Sarah Brown from The Pole Studio will talk about the benefits of pole dancing now called pole fitness. It helps men and women lose weight, get fit, improve flexibility and build core strength
20 Oct 2015 Jennifer Sutton will talk about how she started her business Jen's Cupcakery and Bakery and recently rebranded it to reflect an expanded range. She recently participated in the National Cupcake Championships.
20 Oct 2015 Tania Cantoni, fundraising manager of the charity Cherry Trees will talk about how the charity provides vital home from home respite care for children up to the age of 18 with severe learning and physical disabilities.
13 Oct 2015 Wendy Gathercole and Cherry Noble talk about the Lindy Hop fundraising event on Saturday 17th October 2015 at Claygate Village Hall in aid of the Waterbabies Atlantic Row and Callum Gathercole will row 3000 miles in memory of his father Clive.
06 Oct 2015 Linda Huckle and Linda is about to launch her third Athena group in Fleet. She will also be speaking about her coaching and training business which she started last December.
06 Oct 2015 Carol Paterson runs a beauty salon, called Queen Bee in the Woods, based in Farnham. Carol has been a presenter on QVC and is a renowned tutor for beauty students and teaches intimate waxing. Website
29 Sep 2015 Rosalyn Cunane supports Twinkle Trust Animal Aid, a charity which provides support for cats in Fuerteventura. So if you have ever holidayed there find out how and why Rosalyn helps the felines of Fuerteventura.
22 Sep 2015 Lorraine Ansell who is a professional bilingual voice over artist has changed career from Marketing/PR/Communications. She will telling us what making that change has meant to her!
22 Sep 2015 Annette Tickner from AMT teas has always had a love of baking. A few years ago she visited a Vintage Fair with a friend where they served tea and cake. And now she started up her own Vintage Pop Up Tea Shop
22 Sep 2015 Hazel McCallum is a corporate and executive coach who will talk about time management and how to alleviate stress.
15 Sep 2015 Polly Sheldon and Sam Johns of Make me Look Fabulous. A make over and photo shoot experience, for a girls party, corporate head shots, families, couples, mother and daughter, maternity and even boudoir if you dare! You will look real and feel fabulous!
15 Sep 2015 Valerie Smith, who runs Viva Videos, records people's life stories on film. Using her editing skills she turns the videos into a personal film for them to keep. She creates a living memory for them and future generations.
08 Sep 2015 Julia Jones, is a director of Iceland Traveller, a company specialising in holidays to this spectacular country. She will be telling us about a tour in August 2016 which takes you on a taste tour of South Iceland!
08 Sep 2015 Samantha Tedeschi, runs Dance Craze. She is starting new classes in Fitsteps and DDX using dance steps to get fit.
28 Jul 2015 Rian Flatley is a local writer and dramatist, who is staging her play Seven Letters, at St James' Hall, Weybridge, on 16-17 October. With an all-female cast, it's aim is to change any negative perceptions of the elderly.
21 Jul 2015 Vanessa Corrigan is an Image Consultant who works with many amazing women! All have very different lives who for one reason or another have felt it was time to seek some help with their appearance.
21 Jul 2015 Caroline Deayton will talk about the newly founded Surrey Modern Pentathlon Club for children
21 Jul 2015 Amanda Weller talks about an event in July, on the amazing work The Family Hope Center is doing working with children who have ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Aspergers, Dyslexia and many more disorders.
14 Jul 2015 Hilary Nicholls Hilary offers a colour, shape and style consultation and creates a wardrobe that really works. Whatever your shape or budget she aims to help you Dress without Stress, and who doesn't want that!
14 Jul 2015 Rose Murphy Rose is a voice over artist, hit singer, and business woman who also presents radio shows! There's so much to hear about how she has also become a motivational speaker using the power of her Voice.
07 Jul 2015 Debra Freeman-Thorpe Debra is the franchise owner of the newly opened Rush Hair Salon in Weybridge. She will be talking about her franchise journey with Rush, what it offers and the latest hair trends.
07 Jul 2015 Diana Boulter 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!
07 Jul 2015 Lizzy Renihan From a large musical family she learnt to sing at an early age and was in Starlight Express at 16! She has been in many hit musicals and has toured Europe as a soloist. In 2012 she set up Natural Voices choirs.

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