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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 programme -

24 Mar 2015 Presented by Ivana O'Brien and Anne Twist
Kids Karen Badger Karen will tell us about The New Life clinic in Epsom ( IVF and Immunology clinic) She is running a new Fertility Support group and will be talking about this group in particular.
Work Amanda Hobson-Jones She is the fundraiser, advocate and campaigner for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She will talking about her work with the charity and meeting Prince Charles, Patron, three times!
Life Kim Barrett-Trachsel Talking to us about Pets Home from Home, a company specialising in international transportation of pets door to door. Kim will be telling us about her adventures across the continent transporting a variety of animals!


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17 Mar 2015 Siobahn Skaife The Guardian family finds UK guardians for overseas pupils studying at UK boarding schools. Providing a secure home from home environment for those children during half terms and long weekends.
03 Mar 2015 Anna Bailey is the co-founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, which is an annual event recognising and rewarding excellence in the wedding industry.
24 Feb 2015 Lisa Greer Lisa runs a wide variety of fitness classes, at her indoor cycling studio. She will talk about the importance of exercise and how she started her business.
17 Feb 2015 Tania Tirraoro Tania talks about Special Needs Jungle. Providing information to parents of children with Special Needs, disabilities, and rare diseases.
10 Feb 2015 Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures provides entertainment for children through parties and events and has recently won a Surrey Digital award.
03 Feb 2015 Donna Hunter from Unique Adult ADHD Surrey talking about this service for 6 year olds and upwards at the Greeno Centre in Shepperton
27 Jan 2015 Gemma Dorsett, creator of Mum Amie - a free to use meet-a-mum website that matches users for compatibility, enabling mums to make friends easily and quickly
20 Jan 2015 Nikki Williams from Jumblebee talks about how the website provides a set of online tools to help charities, schools and clubs raise funds.
13 Jan 2015 Nina Cerullo provides education and consultation about wine to the trade and public, in a fun and informal manner through tastings, courses and more.
09 Dec 2014 Jo Hornsby from Shepperton BIZ will be telling us about this Wednesday's Big Tree Night, in Shepperton with a street market and special guests.
18 Nov 2014 Abi Shaw of Bushbaby Travel. This local company creates inspirational tailor made family holidays, to beautiful long-haul destinations.
11 Nov 2014 Lara Bishop runs online business Corporate Baby, supplying unusual gifts for babies in a keepsake box or handwrapped into the design of a cake, including clothes.
04 Nov 2014 Jane Attard, from The Hopscotch Shoe Boutique in Molesey, which stocks shoes for ladies and children from all over the world.
28 Oct 2014 Sue Atkins, is an internationally recognised parenting expert, speaker and author.
21 Oct 2014 Natasha Roberts, from Darling and Darling, runs this online retailer. She specialises in beautiful gifts to capture childhood memories.
14 Oct 2014 Charlene Peterson, who is the founder of Peterson's Fund for Children. A local charity supporting Surrey children with mental and physical disabilities.
30 Sep 2014 Moira Martin, Director of Kelly's Fun Raisers, this local charity will be organising an event in October to provide play and leisure equipment for disabled children.
23 Sep 2014 Lyndsay Haslehurst runs the local franchise of Tiny Talk, the biggest baby signing classes organisation in the UK/Ireland, that uses the official British Sign Language.
16 Sep 2014 Linda Stone from Families on Thames magazine, which provides information to parents of young families in SW London and North Surrey.
09 Sep 2014 Sarah D Carvalho MBE, CEO of charity Happy Child Internationay that works to guarantee the rights of children and teenagers.
02 Sep 2014 Huda Gay provides a personalised, flexible and comprehensive education consultancy and tutoring service.
19 Aug 2014 Rachel Davies, has worked with Team GB's synchronised swimming team and will be talking about Turtle Tots which aims to teach swimming skills to toddlers
12 Aug 2014 Liz Kirk, focuses on guiding students to make the right informed choices, when choosing university, subjects, course and their careers.
05 Aug 2014 Lisa Parkes is a local life coach specialising in kids and teenagers. She empowers children to tackle some of the more pressing issues at school.
29 July 2014 Tessa Smith is a specialist family photographer concentrating on kids and family groups. She brings out the best in shy children and reluctant teenagers.
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.


17 Mar 2015 Aida Samhiry Aida talks about her individual approach to her work as an interior designer. Her work has led to awards and TV appearances. She tells us about how she got started and the latest trends!
03 Mar 2015 Hannah Power is the project manager for Surrey Wise, which helps Surrey ladies achieve success through digital confidence and skills funded by the Government.
24 Feb 2015 Tracey Carter - Head of Operations at Surrey Chambers Tracey talks about the Chambers celebration to mark International Women's day, on Tuesday 10 March.
17 Feb 2015 Zoe Cano is a local author who travelled 8000 kms, across U.S.A on a classic Triumph Bonneville. Her book is Bonneville Go or Bust.
10 Feb 2015 Rhiannon Ford is a locally based divorce counsellor who provides that extra layer of support required by people going through the enormous upheaval of divorce.
03 Feb 2015 Sally Page the founder of Plooms who sell stunning, brightly coloured fountain pens and organised a charity event in London called the Ten Stores Challenge
27 Jan 2015 Sharon Baker has a background in fine arts and delivers executive coaching and leadership development, working with managers, executive teams and directors.
20 Jan 2015 Maria Iacuzio talks about promoting Italian talent through art and the Italian British Association, which links with other Italian Associations around the world.
13 Jan 2015 Lorna Votier from the charity The Victoria Foundation, talking about The Funny Women Players Show and how the charity provides medicine and equipment
09 Dec 2014 Merion Shaw of Homemover, an exclusive property concierge service. She works in Surrey, Berkshire, and London.
25 Nov 2014 Louisa Mason of Flavour Tastings and Events, which runs cheese tastings in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, alongside selling super artisan British cheeses.
18 Nov 2014 Sarah Manse from Swimming with Confidence. Is it time for you to conquer that dread of the deep? How to enjoy swimming and have fun in the water from now on!
11 Nov 2014 Annette Peppis is a graphic designer, designing marketing materials for businesses, websites and e-newsletters. She also designs books, mostly illustrated non-fiction.
04 Nov 2014 Laura Miller, from Sweet as Sugar cakes, has recently been chosen to be a tutor at The UKs biggest cake decorating weekend.
28 Oct 2014 Elaine McGinty from The Phoenix Cultural Centre, which is a "safe space" where people can experience music and cultural activities.
21 Oct 2014 Vanessa King from The Fire Inside, helps business executives with public speaking and presentation skills, as well as running workshops.
14 Oct 2014 Merle Nygate is a local author who has had a book launched this week. It is a thriller entitled, Be My Friend. It is set in Darkbridge, an idyllic corner of North Surrey.
07 Oct 2014 Kathleen Traynor is a lawyer and an expert on financial market regulation, who previously worked at The London Stock Exchange, as Head of Regulatory Strategy.
30 Sep 2014 Jackie Mazur is the owner of Delicious Dishes, a catering company which serves Surrey and wider afield.
23 Sep 2014 Jack Newman of Boo Designs has a creative design agency in Guildford and specialises in graphic design for businesses and wedding stationery.
16 Sep 2014 Cath Stamper Project Director of The York Road Project. This project provides emergency and longer term accommodation for those experiencing homelessness.
09 Sep 2014 Emy Lou is a self taught photographer and re-toucher living in Surrey, who uses the power of Social Media and Word of Mouth to gain clients.
02 Sep 2014 Linda Huckle from Athena women's networking group, who provide opportunities to make strategic connections with professionals in a wide range of industry sectors.
26 Aug 2014 Jane Atherton, published author on the menopause. What it is and how we can understand our changing bodies, and their changing needs.
19 Aug 2014 Mindi McLean has started up a new Surrey based business. Mindi offers luxury self-catering cottages and bed and breakfast, in Grade II listed cottages.
12 Aug 2014 Deborah Kidd of Swoon Wedding Gowns, in Weybridge. Specialising in recycling once-worn wedding dresses and an outlet for designer label bridal wear samples.
05 Aug 2014 Alyson Reay is the owner of, Just Leave it With Me. She is writer who has applied her writing skills to modern business through social media, blogging etc.
29 July 2014 Mandira Sarkar runs Surrey Spice, specialising in cookery classes and parties based on authentic Indian recipes.
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.


17 Mar 2015 Shirle Welch Anti Ageing Future is all about the latest technology available to measure our antioxidant levels with the introduction of a simple scanner, it measures your personal levels from the palm of your hand.
10 Mar 2015 The Just Women team get together to discuss their plans
03 Mar 2015 Alex Rushton, author of Sunrise at An Lac which follows a group of men and women who find their oasis of peace under threat, from the rise of religious fundamentalism.
24 Feb 2015 Susie Maguire has started a new business - workshops and coaching for women who want to follow their heart, catch a dream or become the person they want.
17 Feb 2015 Mary Waring shows women how to control their finances and secure their future, with her new book, The Wealthy Woman, A Man is Not a Financial Plan.
10 Feb 2015 Amy Pepper is an Admiral Nurse, specialising in Dementia care and is one of just 240 Admiral nurses across the UK.
03 Feb 2015 Pat White is the manager of The Greeno Day Centre, in Shepperton. A busy and welcoming centre for the senior citizens of Spelthorne
27 Jan 2015 Nital Broekhuizen is a nutritional practitioner and will be helping us to get back into shape after the Christmas indulgences, a definite for us all at this time of year
20 Jan 2015 Alison Fuller is a reflexologist and hypnotherapist, specialising in fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, and menopause. She runs a Holistic practice in Weybridge.
13 Jan 2015 Lynn Parker from Funny Women - an organisation that helps women perform, write, and do business with humour.
16 Dec 2014 The Just Women team get together to discuss Christmas.
09 Dec 2014 Julie Harrington from Cool Activities Zone. This is a new project for Walton teenagers to facilitate indoor activities from martial arts to sculpture
25 Nov 2014 Donna Noble is a yoga teacher and a powerhouse of Yoga knowledge - she has been practising yoga since 2011. She has been a certified yoga specialist since 2011
18 Nov 2014 Nicky Godden is a sculptor whose work was featured in The Olympic Village in 2012. Aged 50 Nicky learned how to fly and has plenty of tales to tell.
04 Nov 2014 Jenny French runs Kingdom Fruit in Esher with Amanda Manship. A social enterprise which addresses food poverty in the low income areas in Elmbridge.
28 Oct 2014 Lucy Bainbridge is a life coach who has literally turned her own life around. She has now developed an amazing perspective on life and her purpose is to help others.
21 Oct 2014 Renate Waller is from ABCD, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, a charity providing online support, by people with experience with similar diagnosis and treatment.
14 Oct 2014 Dr Natalie Blakely from The Light Touch Clinic, has just opened a new clinic in Weybridge. She is a cosmetic doctor and provides anti-ageing treatments.
07 Oct 2014 Vivian Gicquel is The District Governor of Rotary District 1140 (Surrey) She will be telling us about the largest group of volunteers in The World.
30 Sep 2014 Liz Goodchild is a Life Coach, who helps people "get off their bums" and start getting things done. Kind of like a GPS for humans, but with heaps of personality.
23 Sep 2014 Pauline Hedges, of The Surrey Farmers Markets. You have to be a seasoned early riser like Pauline to setup on the Saturday market days.
16 Sep 2014 Gillian Harvey-Bush. Life Performance coach , trainer and motivational speaker. She is trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Thought Field Therapy
09 Sep 2014 Leonie Wright is a nutritional coach, who runs EatWright and organises fundraising evenings.
02 Sep 2014 Norma Kent of Shepperton talking about the recent exhibition of Life in Shepperton, as researched by today's residents.
26 Aug 2014 Gill from The Samaritans tells of the work that this charity does locally and across the country. She is one of a bank of volunteers who are a phone call away 24/7.
19 Aug 2014 Pauline Herring of Everycare, provides home care nursing services in Cobham, Guildford, Leatherhead and the surrounding area.
12 Aug 2014 Nerissa Deeks from GUTS, a local charity that aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer and improve survival rates through better detection, treatment, and care.
05 Aug 2014 Kate Sole owns the 'Hot Yoga Epsom' studio and teaches Bikram Yoga whcih has changed her life.
29 July 2014 Amanda Weller of Quantum Being, is a certified Body talk practitioner. Body Talk focuses on the body and minds ability to heal itself.
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.

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