Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE is the great grandaughter of one of the most famous women in British history, Emmeline Pankhurst. Helen spoke to Suzie Thorpe and Linda Ness about the part she is playing in fighting for equality for women in the present day and what it’s like to follow in the illustrious footsteps of Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst.
The music introducing and ending this piece is The Women's Battalion, a song written by Flaming June about the suffrage and citing words by Emmeline Pankhurst.
Helen Pankhurst's Book, Deeds Not Words can be found here: https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781473646865
Suzie Thorpe and Linda Ness talk to Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE
How much do you know about the menopause? If you are like most of us, your knowledge will be sketchy. Diane Danzebrink says this is a problem and is on a mission to change that. She talks to Women Making Waves contributor Bobby Jones about the symptoms and clears up some myths about HRT.
Women Making Waves contributor Bobby Jones talks to Diane Danzebrink
Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, loves connecting people, supporting worthy causes and humbled by inspiring role models. Soraya Jones is the ultimate networker and former CEO and founder of Cambridge Wireless, a business she grew from 70 companies to over 400. Soraya speaks to Suzie Thorpe
Suzie Thorpe talks to Dr Soraya Jones
Forget Shareka is one of the many success stories of CAMFED, the charity that works to ensure girls in Africa receive education. Forget tells her story, losing her Mum at a young age and being brought up by her Grandmother. Keen to continue into secondary education, but her family unable to afford to send her, CAMFED stepped in. Forget is now an entrepreneur helping African farmers manage harvests more efficiently.
Anke Adams from CAMFED joins the conversation and talks about their work and the CAMFED Association (CAMA), a ‘sisterhood’ of more than 178,000 alumni like Forget, now leading CAMFED’s programmes, helping to support the younger generation through school.
Follow Forget and CAMFED:
Forget Twitter: @ForgetShareka
Chashi Foods: @ChashiFoods
CAMFED Twitter: @camfed
Anke Twitter: @anke_marmite
Linda Ness and Suzie Thorpe talk to Forget Shareka and Anke Adams
Julia Sang has been campaigning to have short periods when streets can be closed to through trafic to enable children to play on the street safely. Other residents also benefit when they meet together and get to know one another.
Suzie Thorpe and Linda Ness talk to Julia Sang