• Emma Lawton October 24, 2017 Emma Lawton  was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 29, she was determined to not let it stop her from doing what she wanted. Now a freelance creative director and strategic consultant, she advises on digital marketing as well as delivering inspirational  TEDx talks, She fundraises for Parkinson’s UK, and won the 2015 CharityComms ...
  • Women who beat the odds September 13, 2017 This is my first attempt at blogging, which is unusual as I always have a lot to say.  Approximately six months ago, it was my good fortune to come across the inspirational team from Wayfinder Woman.  When asked to write a blog for Wayfinder Woman, it sounded both daunting and challenging, all the things that ...
  • Blog August 29, 2017 Our blog is written by Chris Pointon, co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, husband of the late Kate Granger MBE. It’s a story not only of how one woman used a life limiting diagnosis to global positive effect but how men play a similarly vital role in changing perceptions. My inspiring wife was a doctor but also ...
  • Steph McGovern August 1, 2017 Steph McGovern is a Financial Broadcast journalist, she became Young engineer for Britain at the age of 19 after saving Black & Decker £150,000 a year by improving production techniques used for the Leaf Hog product. Steph first worked at the BBC on Tomorrow’s World before becoming a business news producer and then presenter, other jobs ...
  • #WW2017 #inspiringtechnology May 23, 2017 Businesses came from across Sussex and Kent to hear from acclaimed local and global speakers, headlined by IoD Lifetime Achievement Award Winner,  Dame ‘Steve’ Stephanie Shirley, at The Wayfinder Group’s  Inspiring Through Technology Conference at East Sussex National on 12 May. Director of mtc2 ltd and founder of the charitable organisation, also known as WayfinderWoman, Laura ...
  • Keep Investigating April 12, 2017 Wayfinder Woman’s group of enthusiastic volunteers for the ‘Women of Influence in Eastbourne’ Heritage project had a very interesting visit to The Keep in Falmer on Monday. The Keep is a big, modern purpose built building which contains all the historical archives for Sussex and the local areas. There was a lot to take in. We ...
  • Dr Sue Black, OBE March 9, 2017 Sue Black is a role model for every woman who wants to take a different career path in life.  She left school at 16, got married,had three children and was living in a refuge at the age of 25.  Then, with no maths or science background decided to study maths at night school.  This led her ...
  • Shared Parental Leave – is it worth it? January 31, 2017 Our guest blog comes from Emma Cleary, Director Ten2Two Sussex a recruitment agency that specialises in flexible, part-time roles for professionals.  Emma thinks that the UK has a way to go before we catch up with family friendly Sweden.  Shhhh! When you start a family, you can’t tell many people at first for various reasons. ...
  • #Women’s March January 23, 2017 We wanted to take the words of someone else to explain why the Women’s March was more than just protesting about one particular person.  Here’s what Alex Whiteman said: “Today, I’m marching for Jo Cox. I’m marching for little girls and boys to have the freedom to express their true selves. I’m marching for my ancestors ...
  • WayfinderWoman wins Heritage Lottery Award January 4, 2017 WayfinderWoman, in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council, has received £79,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting two year project, ‘Revealing Women of Influence in Eastbourne’ where women of today, hidden by personal circumstances, will reveal the hidden women of Eastbourne’s past. Volunteers will be trained in research skills to enable them to track ...
  • Constructing her career in Construction November 30, 2016 Our guest blog is from Renata Bagniukova who works in an industry that’s not normally associated with women. Construction.  She’s got some words of advice for anyone considering what can be a challenging but hugely exciting career. I have worked for Vinci Construction for 2 years now. When looking back I was very lucky. I kept ...
  • I’m Good Enough! November 3, 2016 Our blog this month is written by one of our volunteers who has her own take on what being ‘good enough’ actually means. “ I’m good enough.” That was the memorable phrase uttered by GBBO winner Candice Brown.  She used GBBO as an affirmation of her worth.  Let’s say now.  “We have always been good enough!” From ...
  • Hailsham Masterclass 14th October October 4, 2016 Keith Ridley ex-editor of the Herald Group of newspapers is giving a talk on 14th October about how to get coverage in traditional print media. The Masterclass venue is at Now Charity Group in Hailsham. For an Early Bird booking until 12th October you can take advantage of a £2.00 reduction. Check Eventbrite for more ...
  • From stateless to singing sensation! September 16, 2016 We had such fun listening to this inspiring lady; what she said came from the heart and it was a feel good tale. It took one through fear and horror to freedom and joy and showed the bravery and fortitude of this amazing human being. Dorit has had such an amazing and remarkable life from the ...
  • Our Latest Role Model August 23, 2016 Jaz, Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives at Starbuck, is responsible for reducing the electricity used to power the stores and the water used in our beverages and used for washing and cleaning. Her role involves procuring energy from the wholesale markets, negotiating competitive contracts with suppliers, implementing energy efficiency engineering projects across the stores, setting accurate ...
  • The Imposter Syndrome July 26, 2016 Our guest blogger Sarah Fox landed up as a speaker and as a construction solicitor as a happy result of the suggestions of a partner in her law firm who believed Sarah had the right skills before Sarah believed it. Alison was her boss, then friend, and they are still in touch today, although they ...
  • Our role model for July July 19, 2016 In an industry where men dominate Angela has broken the mold by becoming one of the most high-profile female chefs in the restaurant world.  She has made numerous appearances on television, including Hell’s Kitchen and the Great British Menu competition. She was awarded an MBE in 2007.  She worked with Gordon Ramsay  and  Marcus Wareing. In ...
  • Paying it forward July 8, 2016 Our guest blog comes from Charlotte Walters who, with a colleague and friend, left the comfort of an agency job after 8 years of juggling work and childcare to set up  Freelance Communications   – and still runs  a breakfast club at her son’s primary school.  She challenges the cut-throat competition view of business and offers ...
  • How to communicate like a CEO June 21, 2016 Our guest blog this week comes from Ann Wright co-founder of Rough House Media.  Ann has more than 25 years’ experience of working with the media – on both sides of the fence!  She has worked on prestigious projects and gives us her insights into how we can all be the best when it comes ...
  • “She grabbed life and shook it up” June 17, 2016 Today is a day where we pay our own tribute to Jo Cox, MP who was sadly murdered as she went about her work as an MP.  We didn’t know her and were the poorer for it. Reading through the many tributes to her which cross the political divide, and that’s a tribute in itself, it ...