Don't Tell Me I Can't...
Alongside the main event, we wanted to find 4 inspiration women who wanted to change their lives and pursue their dreams to help and mentor along the way. Through mentorships with the publications, the mentees would learn key skills to help them get a kick start and achieve their goals.
Meet the Mentees
Pauline had a successful career as a senior director for a supermarket chain but transformed her outlook on life when her role was made redundant. Pauline took the opportunity to follow her passions for interior design and was given a mentorship with Ideal Home magazine to give her more confidence and skills on her upcoming interior design diploma. Watch the video to see how she got on.
At 50 years old, Pam had a kidney transplant after over 6 years on dialysis and had her life transformed. In 2017 she competed for Team GB in the World Transplant Games in Malaga and lost 2 stones in weight due to the training. Losing weight and getting fit has given her a new confidence and she is aiming to compete again this year at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle. Pam was given a mentorship at Woman Magazine to help embrace her new outlook on life. Watch how she got on.
Faith has been a personal finance journalist for more than 14 years and more recently has turned her hand to money blogging. Faith was given a mentorship with Good To Know to explore the impact of the blogging community and how to work with social media and content. Faith wants to use her knowledge to inspire other women to learn about managing their finances. Watch how she got on below.
Bev is an ex-nurse and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 25 years. After suffering some health issues, Bev was inspired to change her life and follow her dreams of working as a fashion stylist, helping women over 40 to learn about clothes and colour. Bev was given a mentorship at Woman&Home magazine to learn about styling, photoshoots and events. Watch how she got on.