POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW

MEDIA AND NEWS

EVE SIMMONS

Eve Simmons is a journalist, writer and deputy health editor of The Mail on Sunday. She is a health myth-busting, food-fad fighting force who also campaigns for better awareness and treatment for people with eating disorders and disordered eaters.

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DR LOUISE RAW

Louise is a writer, broadcaster, public speaker and historian. She runs an annual Festival on the anniversary of the matchgirls' strike of 1888 - an industrial action by the women working at the match factory in Bow - recognising it as the beginning of the modern labour movement.

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CHARLIE WEBSTER

Charlie is an experienced broadcaster, journalist, writer and documentary maker. She made history in the early days of her career becoming the first woman to present football in Asia at just 23 and later the first female globally to anchor a Heavyweight World Title Fight and present the sport of boxing.

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OLIVIA WAYNE

Olivia Wayne is a British sports journalist, and formerly co-presenter on the Sky Sports television show Good Morning Sports Fans. Olivia believes being a mother has changed her life for the better, and places value on healthy eating and organic clothing.

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JASMINE DOTIWALA

Jasmine has 25+ years of experience as a broadcaster, producer, director and columnist at Netflix UK, Media Trust, Channel 4 News and MTV. She also developed a trainee programme, with alumni taking up senior positions across the creative industries in the UK.

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JENNIE GOW

Jennie Gow is a journalist, broadcaster and event host who broke into the world of Formula One motor racing in 2010 and has since become renowned as one of the sport’s foremost media professionals. Jennie has mentored girls and young women eager to learn from her success.

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LOUISE COURT

Louise Court is an award-winning editor, writer and strategist who looks for a human connection in every story and campaigns to make people care. She is the former Editorial Director of Hearst UK and Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan. 

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KATIE THISTLETON

Katie Thistleton is an English television and radio presenter, National Council for the Training of Journalists qualified journalist and author, best known for her work across the CBBC channel. Katie is also an ambassador for charities Place2be and YoungMinds.

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HARRIET MINTER

Harriet is a journalist, speaker, consultant, and author of the bestselling WFH: How to Build a Career You Love When You’re Not in the Office. She provides guidance for companies looking to change their working practices.  

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JUNE SARPONG

June Konadu Sarpong OBE is a British television presenter and executive. She was a panellist on ITV's Loose Women and is currently a panellist on the Sky News programme The Pledge. In November 2019, Sarpong was appointed as the BBC's first Director of Creative Diversity.

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LILIA LUCIANO

Lilia is an investigative journalist, documentary film director, producer and public speaker. She is a TEDx speaker and contributing columnist for Huffington Post writing both in English and Spanish. She serves on the advisory council of the UN Foundation's Girl Up initiative. 

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GEMMA CAIRNEY

Gemma Cairney is an award-winning broadcaster and author best known for her work on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Her acclaimed documentaries include History of Feminism, Riots: The Aftershock and Dying for Clear Skin.

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CLARISSA WARD

Clarissa Ward is CNN's multi-award winning chief international correspondent. For more than 15 years Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Ukraine to Georgia - during the Russian incursion in 2008 - and Iran.

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LYNSEY ADDARIO

Lynsey is an American photojournalist. Her work often focuses on conflicts and human rights issues, especially the role of women in traditional societies. She has won both a MacArthur genius grant and the Pulitzer Prize, and has a book titled Of Love and War, with a collection of over 200 of her photographs.

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ALICE AEDY

Alice Aedy is a 27 year-old documentary photographer, film-maker and campaigner, whose work focuses on social justice issues including forced migration, climate justice and women’s stories. Alice is co-founder of earthrise, a creative studio communicating climate.

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POLLY VERNON

Polly Vernon is a contributing writer for publications including Vogue and Grazia, The Telegraph and The Times. She is also the former Deputy Editor on the UK's Observer Magazine. Polly published the book Hot Feminist in 2015, presenting a brave new perspective on feminism.

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SHAILI CHOPRA

Shaili has brought women's issues in India to the forefront and created digital platform SheThePeople.TV with a reach of 400 million. Shaili is a recipient of India's biggest journalism award, the Ram Nath Goenka Award for Journalism, and has authored five books.

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ANNIE WU

Annie is a proud AAPI, adoptee, journalist, online creator, comms specialist and social media expert. She is the PR + Communications Director for a woman-candidate Congressional Progressive Campaign, News Editor for @feminist, and works full time at a woman-lead brand.

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SHANNON FISHER

Shannon is a human rights and women’s rights advocate. As host of Our Lives with Shannon Fisher, she interviews civic leaders, scholars, and everyday Janes and Joes to highlight the perspectives they bring to their work.  She is also a hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 Podcast.

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ANGIE GREAVES

Angie Greaves, National Drive Time Presenter, Smooth Radio and Smooth Sunday Mornings, has one of the most distinctive voices in UK radio today. She became the first woman to join the Magic presenter line-up,  before being poached after 14 years to join Smooth.

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HARRIET SCOTT

Harriet Scott is a British radio presenter with Magic Radio, presenting the Weekday Breakfast show with Ronan Keating. She has been a radio DJ since the early 1990s when she was one of the first female presenters.

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