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Rebecca Simmons, 49, is the founder of charity the Spark Community Space and lives in Southsea in Hampshire.

I started a charity after life-changing brain surgery

We set up the charity Spark Community Space in October 2020. We started the charity because of my story. Eight years ago I had emergency...
Hannah started her own floristry business

Starting my own floristry business after redundancy

Hannah Carter was made redundant during the pandemic, but proving you can achieve anything you set your mind to, the young mum set up...
Lauren Allen, 29, from Portsmouth is a a personal trainer and coach. 

Why I became a personal trainer

I have been in the fitness industry now for 10 years, starting as an apprentice in a little tennis club while at college where...
Charlotte Gibson, 31, is a bridal and celebrity hairstylist from the south of England. 

How I became a hairstylist and worked on BBC’s Strictly

I first became a hairstylist four years ago this summer. My introduction to hair was not through college or an apprenticeship but was from offering...
Broadcast journalism to career coach

How I became a career coach after working in broadcast journalism

Elizabeth Koraca is a career strategist and media contributor in Los Angeles and New York City with a background in broadcast journalism. She helps...
Lucia, House of Colour

How I help people improve their confidence with House of Colour

I have been in the hair industry for 11 years, three years as an apprentice. After my apprenticeship, my boss took me to have my...
women in film

We need more women making movies

Did you know only five women have ever been nominated for best director at the Academy Awards? Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in...

Ava May Aromas: How I set up my own home fragrance business

Ava May Aromas began two years ago when I was 23, from my parent’s kitchen table. I wasn’t enjoying my job in a social media...
Rethink author Andi SImon

Rethink: New book aims to smash the myths of women in business

Throughout the ages, women pursuing success in traditionally male-dominated careers have found their paths impeded by myths. Myths like, 'women are not good leaders',...