Four Women’s Stories

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Last event: Saturday 11 March at 1pm

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Part of: THIS WEEKEND: Storyhouse Women

If you are interested in hearing the stories of four fascinating and inspiring women then this event is for you.

Ruth Williams suffered with perinatal mental health challenges when she became a mum. She is now the co-founder of charity Smile Group, which Ruth created with friend Natalie after they saw a glaring gap in the community services.

Ruth is now an expert in perinatal mental health, mental health first aid and talking therapy, and she will tell her story of how she turned a negative experience into a positive one that changed her career and life.

Maggie Chen is a serial entrepreneur, linguist, and lecturer. She launched her first company in 2015 when she was still a fresher at university.

Maggie will tell the story of how the success of a pilot three-month project developed at such a speed that the project Girls in Charge is now an award-winning non-profit social enterprise with an international presence.

Gail Shearer tells the story of three women (Katie, Gail and Isabel) who met last year as they trained to become Green Badge tour guides.

These experts on the historic City of Chester discovered they had a shared passion for historical women who didn’t seem to feature in the usual tours.

This is the story of how they changed that and created the Women of Chester Guided Walk.

Jazmine Smith is a third-year student at the University of Chester studying for a degree in Psychology and English Literature. After years of playing netball and rounders at school, Jazmine wanted to take on a new challenge, so she picked cheerleading – a sport she had no experience or connection with.

Three years on, she is loving being part of the team, keeping herself healthy and being part of one of the most charitable sports teams at the uni.

Bitesize talks will be chaired by Dr Dawn Llewellyn, Associate Professor in Religion and Gender at University of Chester.


Approx 60 mins

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