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You want to do better. You know you can do better. If you only had the change, the opportunity to shine, you could get that job, or start that career, or build that business. For those women who know they can do better, who want to do better – this is your website. Take a […]

Steph McGovern

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 […]

Alice Black

One of 150 Female Creative leaders of 2017, graduated from ESSEC Business school in France and started her career in Banking. Alice has in-depth knowledge of Museum, such as the Imperial War museum and Cabinet War rooms as a strategist and curator, she initially started with The Design Museums in Sep 2007 to develop audiences […]

#WW2017 #inspiringtechnology

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, […]

Keep Investigating

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. […]

Dr Sue Black, OBE

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?

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

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 […]

WayfinderWoman wins Heritage Lottery Award

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 […]

Constructing her career in Construction

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 […]

I’m Good Enough!

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 […]

Wayfinder Club

Are you female and working or in business? Looking for advice about how to cope with issues at work or run your business? Then this is the event for you. Your chance to build relationships and solve problems along the way! Weds 19th October 2016 Mina O’Brien of Ditzy Media will be talking about Facebook […]

Hailsham Masterclass 14th October

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!

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 […]

Our Latest Role Model

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

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

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

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

How to communicate like a CEO

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”

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, […]
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

A devoted humanitarian, Angelina Jolie was made a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency in 2001. She has made headlines for her work to obtain aid for refugees in Cambodia, Darfur and Jordan, to name just a few. In 2005, Jolie received the Global Humanitarian Action Award from the United Nations Association of the […]

Be your own motivator

Buckso came late to her profession as an actress, singer and entrepreneur.  A mother of two lively teenagers she’s got her fingers in a number of pies.  Her energy shines through in this unabridged addition to our blogging community. I have a little pack of “angel” cards which I pull out now and again randomly and […]

Lessons from the Hidden Workforce

Seven national and internationally successful speakers came to Uckfield for a rare event in the Sussex calendar as WayfinderWoman hosted their inaugural conference at the East Sussex National on Friday 22 April. Titled ‘The Hidden Workforce: Releasing Talent the aim was to inspire women to think they could do more and to encourage businesses to […]

WayfinderWoman Voices From The Frontline Short Version

Four women talk about their experiences in the workplace and the support they’ve gained from WayfinderWoman. Shown at WayfinderWoman’s inaugural conference: HiddenWorkforce: Releasing Talent April 2016. One of a series of videos.
Workforce Conference Prizes

Workforce Conference Prizes

Winner of weekend free hire of a BMW Z4, courtesy of Chandlers of Hailsham: Gavin Fisher, children’s Respite Trust Winner of 1st Prize Kindle Fire HD 8: Swindells ticket number 61 Winner of 2nd Prize Family ticket to Drusillas: Swindells ticket number 3 Winner of 3rd Prize Pandora sterling silver bracelet: Swindells ticket number 13 […]
Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson, best known for her role in Harry Potter she has gained a growing reputation as a campaigner for women’s rights.  Intelligent, beautiful, successful and focussed on what she wants to do she launched HeForShe initiative in 2015.  In her speech to the UN she said “I’m among the ranks of women whose expressions […]

WayfinderWoman wins prestigious Voices from the Frontline Award

Women from Eastbourne and the surrounding district will shortly have the opportunity to be part of a ground breaking film thanks to a prestigious award announced this week.   Laura Murphy, Chairperson of the social enterprise the supports women in the workplace, WayfinderWoman, said, “We are thrilled and honoured to receive this £1200 award from Rosa’s […]

Business people gear up for conference

  Firms in Sussex who want to grow their business but are struggling to find the right people are gearing up for a conference to help find new talent. WayfinderWoman is behind the ‘Hidden Workforce Releasing Talent Conference’, which is open to all leading business people and influencers, particularly those who want to increase their […]

Member of the month

Our featured member of the month is Eckington HR. The founder, Debbie Silvester, is well placed to help advise employers on anything to do with employment procedures and practices.         Eckington HR is an independent Human Resource Consultancy based near Lewes in East Sussex and was founded by Debbie Silvester Chartered MCIPD, […]
Jessica

Jessica

The only one who can tell “You can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.

International Women's Day: A volunteer's experience

Our guest blog this month is from Ann Lohrey, one of the WayfinderWoman volunteers.  Ann has had a varied career and continues to volunteer on a regular basis, contributing and helping women succeed. In my previous life as a working woman with a commercial company delivering careers advice to young people in schools and in […]
Exercise Is Not Just Body Beautiful!

Exercise Is Not Just Body Beautiful!

As we come into the season of over-indulgence, our guest blogger is Annie Dixon from Writing and Blogging. Annie has been a copy and creative writer for over 15 years, facing her own challenges in relation to health and personal issues.  Keeping physically fit has helped her keep her mind fit and active. Here she passes on some […]
Control.Alt.Delete

Control.Alt.Delete

At this time of year you’re probably thinking about the stress of Christmas; how you’re going to get your work done when you’ve got Xmas shopping to do, hoping the trains won’t be disrupted – again! fretting about relatives who may or may not be arriving at some point during the festive season. Then there’s […]
Climbing Your Own Mountain

Climbing Your Own Mountain

Our guest blogger isCathy O’Dowd, the first South African to climb Everest and the first woman in the world to climb it from both sides.  An internationally known motivational speaker, author and active adventurer her insights help us all to climb our own, personal mountains as we start 2016.  You can find out more about […]
I Controlled My Tears

I Controlled My Tears

Our guest blog comes from Melody Cheal, partner in GWizTraining  Melody has an extensive background in psychology, both academically and professionally and brings some fascinating perspectives on the role of emotions in personal development.  Once you’ve read this, you’ll never look at crying in the same way again! Do you cry when you are angry? […]
Are You Fit for Today’s Corporate Workplace?

Are You Fit for Today’s Corporate Workplace?

Our guest blogger is Leanne Spencer ,  a best-selling author,  fitness entrepreneur and founder of the RISE Method™.  17 years of life in the corporate world resulted in severe burnout .  Leanne found a way to regain her mental and physical well-being which led to her new career.  As we strive to climb the ladder, […]
Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Job: Actor Age: 25 Nationality: British Emma Watson, yesterday’s Hermione in Harry Potter, today’s UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, she launched a campaign called “HeForShe” solidarity movement for gender equality at a special event, New York, 20th September 2014 and where she made her iconic feminist speech. To read more about Emma’s life and achievements visit […]

Are you fit for today’s corporate workplace?

Our guest blogger is Leanne Spencer ,  a best-selling author,  fitness entrepreneur and founder of the RISE Method™.  17 years of life in the corporate world resulted in severe burnout .  Leanne found a way to regain her mental and physical well-being which led to her new career.  As we strive to climb the ladder, […]

I controlled my tears

Our guest blog comes from Melody Cheal, partner in GWizTraining  Melody has an extensive background in psychology, both academically and professionally and brings some fascinating perspectives on the role of emotions in personal development.  Once you’ve read this, you’ll never look at crying in the same way again! Do you cry when you are angry? […]

Climbing your own mountain

Our guest blogger is Cathy O’Dowd, the first South African to climb Everest and the first woman in the world to climb it from both sides.  An internationally known motivational speaker, author and active adventurer her insights help us all to climb our own, personal mountains as we start 2016.  You can find out more […]

Control. Alt. Delete.

At this time of year you’re probably thinking about the stress of Christmas; how you’re going to get your work done when you’ve got Xmas shopping to do, hoping the trains won’t be disrupted – again! fretting about relatives who may or may not be arriving at some point during the festive season. Then there’s […]

Exercise is not just body beautiful!

As we come into the season of over-indulgence, our guest blogger is Annie Dixon from Writing and Blogging. Annie has been a copy and creative writer for over 15 years, facing her own challenges in relation to health and personal issues.  Keeping physically fit has helped her keep her mind fit and active. Here she passes on some […]

…and they're off!

Our guest blogger this month is Sarah Huntley from Equine Elite.  Sarah spent over 10 years as a professional competition groom working globally at the top levels of eventing, show jumping, dressage and showing before launching her multi award winning equestrian recruitment business.  Sarah talks about the five mistakes equestrian job seekers make and how […]
New Premises

New Premises

Wayfinderwoman has moved to new premises to welcome and support all woman in Devonshire area.
Events

Events

  If you’re female and you would like some help and support then see what events are happing. You can view the events here.  
Welcome to Wayfinder Woman

Welcome to Wayfinder Woman

You want to do better.  You know you can do better.  If you only had the chance, the opportunity to shine, you could get that job, or start that career, or build that business.   For those women who know they can do better, who want to do better – this is your website. Take a […]
I CAN’T POSSIBLY BE QUALIFIED FOR THIS

I CAN’T POSSIBLY BE QUALIFIED FOR THIS

Our guest blogger this month is Françoise Harvey, Editorial Associate at Mslexia.  Whilst at University Françoise worked part-time as a reporter for the local paper newspaper and post-Uni in legal publishing before joining Myslexia.  A writer of short stories and poems and one of the founders of Literary Salmon, Françoise gives every aspiring writer tips […]
DAMN THE CYNICS AND CELEBRATE

DAMN THE CYNICS AND CELEBRATE

I was at the Sussex Women in Business Awards last week. It was a packed affair, as these affairs usually are. Plenty of posh frocks, men in black ties, glitz, glamour and fun. It was far more than that though. I’ve been involved in lots of awards, both running some and entering others, or being […]

I can't possibly be qualified for this

Our guest blogger this month is Françoise Harvey, Editorial Associate at Mslexia.  Whilst at University Françoise worked part-time as a reporter for the local paper newspaper and post-Uni in legal publishing before joining Mslexia.  A writer of short stories and poems and one of the founders of Literary Salmon, Françoise gives every aspiring writer tips […]
Great British Bake Off has lessons for us all

Great British Bake Off has lessons for us all

I admit it, I got hooked on GBBO. As a feminist I felt slightly guilty that I really liked cooking. I find it satisfying making food for friends when they come around. And then I finally accepted that I was a GBBO groupie. Why? Well apart from the baking, it was so good to watch […]