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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 and Anne Twist.

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

Listen to previous interviews, and our Summer Specials, from the last 3 years by clicking Just Women Archive.

You can also listen to individual items under Kids, Work and Life below.

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 programmes -

29 July 2014   Presented by Sharon Finch and Jackie Mitchell.


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22 July 2014 Susanna Klemm, is director at Heavy Pencil Training who teach children in drama workshops, theatre schools, summer schools and mainstream schools.
15 July 2014 Debbie Hazell, is General Manager at Everyone Active which runs Sunbury and Spelthorne Leisure Centres. She will talk about their summer Activity Camps.
10 June 2014 Kate Lloyd, a professional photographer specialist trained in newborns, member of the British Association of Newborn Photographers and a qualified doctor.
03 June 2014 Karen Francis from is a teenage behavioural expert. She will tell us about the stress and anxiety affecting teenagers.
27 May 2014 Deborah Rich started Flipside Dance in 2007 to allow students to enjoy dancing in a non-exam based environment.
13 May 2014 Erin Brember of Big Hat Bushcamp, runs courses for kids and parents, using bushcraft/outdoor skills to develop teamwork, confidence & problem solving skills.
06 May 2014 Margaret Pick is current chairman of the Walton & Weybridge Branch of Save the Children. She talks about their work with children.
08 Apr 2014 Alison Barnett is on the committee for the Ajax Sea Scouts based in Thames Ditton, providing a range of water activities for boys/girls age 6+.
01 Apr 2014 Karen Hunter a former professional tennis player, is now a coach at Premier Tennis Tots, designed to get 3-5 year olds active and learning new skills.
25 Mar 2014 Jo Anne Newson is the Principal at Newson Academy in Pyrford, which started in 2007 and now provides quality training for over 30 children
18 Mar 2014 Rowan Johnson from Yellow Brick Road runs programmes designed to support the young through their education and into their first job.
04 Mar 2014 Hilary Pannack is CEO of which exists to reduce the high rates of teenage pregnancy and supports/empowers teenage parents.
25 Feb 2014 Yasmine Giles is a professional singer/songwriter, piano and keyboard player, who teaches singing and piano and talks about the benefits for kids.
18 Feb 2014 Ali Graves is from Thula Mama a close harmony singing group for parents with young babies which has just been set up in Walton.
04 Feb 2014 Katy Anne Robinson runs her own dance school in Laleham and Shepperton for kids of all ages, She will talk of the benefits of dance to kids.
21 Jan 2014 Vicky Burr from runs kids yoga classes on Sundays in Weybridge talks about the benefits of yoga for kids wellbeing.
14 Jan 2014 Melissa Carter is co-founder/Principal of Bloo House School, Esher for 5-11 year olds, committed to all-round and holistic education for kids.


22 July 2014 Adriana Walsh, is founder and designer of Agora Jewellery and has the jewellery made in her native Colombia.
15 July 2014 Elaine Swift, will talk about her new business 'Inspired by Monty' which has two strands - an art emporium and Mr Monty's Fuss and Feed.
10 June 2014 Victoria Jones is clinical negligence lead Associate at Barlow Robbins Solicitors and holds "Litigator" status in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
03 June 2014 Angela Hume a recent guest on JW, is on the Brooklands Trust Committee and manages Friends' events at Brooklands Museum.
27 May 2014 Dr Shaz Ney is founder of Knowing Minds which specialises in helping schools/colleges, trainers, businesses and individuals reach their full potential.
20 May 2014 Beth Meades is Marketing Manager for the Painshill Park Trust and talked about Painshill Park, its volunteers, the education programme and forthcoming events.
13 May 2014 Jane Brown is Director of Wellers Auctioneers & Valuers in Guildford and has over 25 years of continuous expertise gained at Sotheby’s, Phillips and Bonhams.
06 May 2014 Leah Newbould co-founder of Newboulds & Co in Shepperton, has worked in property lettings for more than 17 years.
29 Apr 2014 Anna Gambel set up Moody Tom Jewellery after discovering the natural beauty of freshwater pearls in Shanghai. She designs jewellery which is made in Shanghai.
08 Apr 2014 Valerie Walwyn is Chief Executive of, the Surrey Save Credit Union, an ethical community bank for Surrey.
01 Apr 2014 Sarah Shorrocks runs her own interior design company, Outstanding Interiors, in Weybridge, and is experienced in both domestic and commercial projects.
25 Mar 2014 Philippa Hennessy publishes "Darling" a new women's lifestyle magazine covering Cobham & Esher.
18 Mar 2014 Kitty Dann Elmbridge Reporter on the Surrey Advertiser, will talk about life as a journalist, reporting on local issues and the benefits of being a journalist.
04 Mar 2014 Philippa Heaton has been involved with horses for over 30 years, and is now a Bowen Technique Practitioner for humans, and horses and dogs.
25 Feb 2014 Jennifer Sutton a former PR Manager in the City, formed Jen's Cupcakery to indulge her love of baking.
18 Feb 2014 Marian Forrest from offers a one-stop shopping experience for quality, creative furnishings, with the emphasis on providing a personal touch.
04 Feb 2014 Janet Shell is a professional mezzo soprano and singing teacher. She set up "Talking Voice" to train teachers to use their voice most effectively in class.
28 Jan 2014 Elkie Holland runs two businesses, one in property and the other IT Recruitment. She applies dedication, discipline and determination, to her work.
14 Jan 2014 Jane Bronwyn Holder runs JBH Counselling in Shepperton and is a qualified, integrative, therapeutic counsellor and member of the BACP.


22 July 2014 Elisa Newsome Smith, from Fitness Corps is a qualified personal trainer who runs boot camps and one to one sessions for adults and children too.
15 July 2014 Lesley McGee, from Decor and Design talks about upcycling furniture, painting to create different effects and what she will be up to at Claygate Flower Show.
10 June 2014 Holly Worton helps coaches, holistic practitioners, and women in heart-centred businesses go from confusion to confidence with social media.
03 June 2014 Erin Hiscock from Red Hot Yoga in Guildford will talk about their Summer Solstice, Lifestyle & Well-being Day to raise money for the Sepsis Trust Charity.
27 May 2014 Carolyne Cross is a professional beauty therapist and Principal of ISIS Beauty Academy teaching people how to do a selection of beauty therapies.
20 May 2014 Cherry Rudge from offers a professional de-cluttering and organising service.
13 May 2014 Louise Johncox journalist, has written a new book - The Baker's Daughter, which tells of her memories of a childhood growing up in Peter's Tea Shop in Weybridge.
06 May 2014 Katie Powell is the personal stylist and personal shopper behind The Wardrobe Insider. Katie has trained at Harrods and Selfridges in Personal Shopping.
29 Apr 2014 Angela Hume manages Friends events at Brooklands Museum and is planning to race in a 4 night rally in Italy in a vintage car – most of the other drivers are men!
08 Apr 2014 Claire Morris is a representative from Wateraid which works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene.
01 Apr 2014 Rachel Bloodworth is Senior Communications Manager at World Wildlife Fund, whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment.
25 Mar 2014 Alice Davey is owner of Lock Cottage Flowers, working in their ex-lockkeeper's cottage and garden to produce stunning gift bouquets and floral displays.
18 Mar 2014 Melanie Bussicot is Assistant Director for District and Borough Council Partnerships and Adult Social Care at Surrey County Council.
04 Mar 2014 Linda Cairns is Event Director of Park Run in Guildford, which is part of a national campaign to help people/families get fit.
25 Feb 2014 Heather Ravenscroft is Senior Fundraising Manager at The Eve Appeal, the national gynaecological cancer charity.
18 Feb 2014 Liz Denham a teacher from the Weybridge International School of English (WISE) talks about teaching English as foreign language.
04 Feb 2014 Moira Edwards was involved with Spelthorne Talking News for the Blind and was also Chairman of the Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association.
28 Jan 2014 Rhoda Nevins from, talks about her Tassel Making embroidery course in Pirbright Village Green.
14 Jan 2014 Lynda Smith runs Paws in Harmony, a dog training club in Staines and is a qualified Kennel Club Judge and Dog Trainer for over 30 years.
10 Dec 2013 Doreen Pipe was appointed President of the Rotary Club of Shepperton Aurora in July 2013, having been a member of Rotary since 2002
10 Dec 2013 Sylvia Bryden-Stock has published her auto-biography entitled "From There to Here - Journey of a Skinned Rabbit" and will talk about her life
3 Dec 2013 Hilary Davies is a Nutrional Therapist and with Janey Orr, a chef, they run cookery demonstrations on, eg Christmas the Healthier Way.
26 Nov 2013 Sarah Bowen, from Pacetherapies in Cobham, specialises in massage, physiotherapy, and many other ways to keep your body at its best.
19 Nov 2013 Personal wellness advisor Tacy Singleterry talks about how she helps people kick their sugar habit, lose weight and reclaim their health.
12 Nov 2013 Jacquie Rollett is from which is a hub of knowledge for the children of aging parents.
5 Nov 2013 Jan Fuller, Cabinet member for Leisure & Culture on Elmbridge Borough Council talks about the 10th anniv. of Elmbridge Healthy Walks.
29 Oct 2013 Mariette Jansen is known as Dr De-Stress, the de-stress EXPERT who helps you to be happy, healthy, fit, energised and positive!
22 Oct 2013 Sarah Zorab, nutritionist, is passionate about good health through diet and for businesses, optimum health/well being for corporate teams.
15 Oct 2013 Shalini Bhalla from Just Jhoom runs a Bollywood dancercise company which offers a fun and safe way to keep fit. And a Junior Jhoom!
8 Oct 2013 Deepti Parmar is from Oakleaf, the only charity in Surrey working to provide vocational training for those with mental health issues.
1 Oct 2013 Jan Lonnen, coach/NLP practitioner from Limoncello Coaching talks about how to deal with the gremlins within you that can hold you back.
24 Sep 2013 Vicki Smith, Director of Aesthetics and an Aesthetic Practitioner at, talks about non-invasive aesthetic treatments
17 Sep 2013 Ellen May, a qualified dog listener, runs Four Paws Pet Services, specialising in dog behaviour plus agility classes and puppy socialisation.
3 Sep 2013 Dr Sherrie Baehr, a neuro-psychologist, is founder of The Silverlining Charity giving support to those who have suffered serious brain injury.

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